Aromatherapy massage: an introduction
Aromatherapy massage is used for different reasons, including relaxation, pain management, and improved mood. In this blog we share what aromatherapy can do for massages, the benefits and how it works.
Aromatherapy is a specific type of therapy that incorporates the use of scented essential oils into a massage.
The massage involves alternating between gentle and harder pressure while using a specific blend of essential oils. The essential oils are diluted before use and are applied along with lotion during the massage.
Aromatherapy explained in a few words..
As we know there are also some great benefits of massage therapy. Adding essential oils is thought to enhance such benefits.
Not only is the person who is getting a massage benefiting with the direct contact with the essential oils, but the essential oils also have specific healing properties upon inhaling after exposure. It also happens to have a diffuser inside the massage room so the clients inhale the essential oils through a diffuser and not only through mild exposure.
Aroma therapeutic massage not only has the client leaving with a full body massage, but they also allegedly provide emotional healing and relaxation. The benefits of getting a aromatherapy massage is more than only providing emotional healing and relaxation.
The 4 most heard benefits from aromatherapy massage are listed below:
- Pain reliever
- Increased calmness and relaxation
- Stress reducing and reduction of depression
- Decrease in muscle tension
In terms of the research that backs the science of essential oils; it can be conflicting. Currently, there is clear evidence of essential oils aiding people in their healing process, but there is no clear research that shows how essential oils directly correlate to that healing process. If you are interested in more aromatherapy massage content we suggest taking a look at Massagemag. They also some relevant blogs about this topic over here.
Good to know..
Aromatherapy has very few precautions attached to it. The main thing to worry about when dabbling in the realm of essential oils is making sure that you are not allergic to any of them. Not only are you inhaling the scent of the oils, but they will be in direct contact with your body and it is not safe to expose yourself to any substances you are allergic to.
If you bought the essential oils from Happyhaves please always read the instruction manual if it can be used for massage or only for an essential oil diffuser.