Aromatherapy Massage uses a massage oil blended with essential oils which each have their own therapeutic properties which are selected to address particular issues. Aromatherapy massage is particularly suited to conditions involving stress or improving emotionally-related conditions.
How does Aromatherapy Massage work?
The nostrils are attached to a part of the brain called the limbic system. The limbic system controls emotions and influences the nervous system and hormones. When you inhale essential oil molecules, messages are transmitted to the limbic system and affect heart rate, stress level, blood pressure, breathing, memory, digestion, and the immune system.
Essential oils are also believed to be absorbed through the skin.
Each essential oil has different healing properties. Some have a calming effect while others energize. Here are some widely used essential oils and their properties:
- Calming – chamomile, lavender, geranium
- Uplifting – ylang ylang, clary sage, rose, neroli
- Energizing – rosemary
- Cleansing – rosemary
- Decongesting – eucalyptus, pine, tea tree
What happens in a session?
After the consultation, one or more essential oils are selected based on what you need and are mixed in with the massage oil or lotion.
The subtle aroma of the essential oils fill the air around you during the massage.
After the massage, the massage therapist may suggest a blend that you can use at home in between massage treatments.
How can Aromatherapy Massage help?
Aromatherapy massage is particularly suited to conditions involving stress or improving emotionally-related conditions including:
- stress & anxiety
- headaches & migraines
- digestive disorders
- premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
Therapists offering Aromatherapy Massage
Click on the link below to the individual practitioner page(s) to find out more about prices and booking information for this therapy: