The Benefits of Aromatherapy Massage
What is Aromatherapy Massage?
Aromatherapy massage is a uniquely stimulating and powerful healing method that combines aromatherapy with traditional massage to stimulate the mind, calm the body, and bring awareness to the soul. Aromatherapy is typically added to a classic Swedish or deep tissue massage. Depending on which spa you visit, the essential oil will either be blended into the massage oil, an ingredient in a higher end aromatherapy massage oil, or inhaled separately throughout the massage.
Aromatherapy Massage for Healing
inhaling essential oils can have a profound effect on our overall wellness and sense of calm. Certain studies have revealed the human brain associates some scents with specific, positive emotions. In fact, olfactory cells are the only cells in the nervous system that have direct contact with a person’s outside environment. This makes our sense of smell a vital tool for achieving wellbeing.
Aromatherapy massage deepens relaxation, improves memory, boosts energy and aids in physical recovery. Understanding the power of scents and their ability to heal can enhance the massage experience in meaningful ways. Some of the most common essential oils are listed below.
For fear and anxiety: Frankincense, lavender and rose
For pain: Ginger, dwarf pine
Soothe nausea, headache and vomiting: Ginger, peppermint or lemon
For peace, calm and mood boost: Orange blossom
To increase flexibility and range of motion: Rosemary
To fight bacterial/fungal infections: Tea tree
For Stress: Neroli oil
In the brain, the areas responsible for scent, memory and emotion are closely linked. Because of this, aromatherapy massage sessions can help with depression, anxiety, stress and fatigue, along with regular psychotherapy. It’s important that your masseuse is using therapeutic plant-derived aromatherapy oils, as opposed to commercial-grade oils typically used for food.
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