Otherwise known as Aromatherapy, a massage using essential oils is a real treat, and has many positive effects that make it a treat worth investing in!
There are many reasons why a massage therapists may use essential oils in their treatments.
The essential oils used in massage can have beneficial effects on different areas of your body and health!
They smell nice – but the aroma isn’t just a pleasant addition to your treatment. Aromas are well known to trigger emotions in the part of your brain that deals with memories, which is why the smell of your mom’s cooking or your grandma’s favorite perfume can transport you back in time and make you feel good. Some scents, like citrus or lavender oils have a very similar effect and just inhaling them as you’re enjoying your massage makes you feel good.
Essential oils work at a cellular level.They can delete negative information programmed in our cells and restore the correct information.
Essential oils and pain reliefUsing essential oils in a massage is ideal if you’re experiencing symptoms like inflammation or pain. The aromatherapy adds an extra layer of benefit to a soothing massage and seems to magnify the effects of a treatment which can give you even more relief than a basic massage.
Essential oils and stress
Just breathing in the gorgeously relaxing scent of lavender essential oil can calm you down if you’re having a stressful time. Lavender essential oil is great for pain relief and widely used in stress-busting massage treatments.
So what is an aromatherapy massage like?
Some therapists adding the oils to their massage lotions, I personally prefer applying my oils & blends on the spine, one on top of another and work them in, pushing deeper with light and relaxing massage strokes!
After an aromatherapy massage you’re likely to feel absolutely amazing – not only have you had the physical benefits of a relaxing massage but the psychological boost that you’ll get from all the delicious essential oils will keep you coming back for more…
What’s your favorite aromatherapy oil?:)