Aromatherapy massage uses essential oils to treat ailments on a physical or mental level specifically to suit the clients needs. The easiest way to understand how this effect can occur, is through the ‘olfactory system’ i.e. through our ‘sense of smell’. The unique healing properties of essential oils can also work when massaged and absorbed into the skin, therefore making Aromatherapy massage a holistic treatment.
As essential oils are very potent and highly concentrated, a few drops are placed in a carrier oil such as almond or grape seed for your massage. As they affect the mood they may relax or energise you. Essential oils have cosmetic properties so are also used in skincare and hair care products. They can also have anti-viral, anti-fungal and antiseptic properties.
Aromatherapy can treat a variety of conditions, help to manage symptoms and act as a complimentary therapy to modern medicine.
Some common ailments aromatherapy may help with include:
The massage will be gentle and relaxing as your therapist uses smooth gliding strokes over your body. The atmosphere will be relaxed with soft music. You will feel more blissful, at peace with yourself but at the same time energized for the days ahead. You may also feel a little sleepy, you are welcome to remain in our sanctuary to re-energise before continuing with your day.
Aromatherapy massage does more than just ‘smell good’. The sense of smell is pretty powerful and has a subtle way of affecting your mind and emotions.
Aromatherapy also works by absorbing essential oils into the skin and blood stream. One of the advantages to topical application of diluted essential oils is that they can go directly to the spot where most needed. If you have an aching muscle or a nasty bruise or wart, a little essential oil goes a long way to working it’s healing magic! Aromatherapy can improve the condition of the mind giving some effect to the behavior of a person. It helps to tone and regulate the body and balances and soothes the mind and the emotions.
Aromatherapy is a detox process, you will feel some benefit from the first treatment, however the results are more pronounced and effective if a course of four treatments are taken weekly followed by monthly thereafter. You can discuss a course of treatments suited to your needs with your therapist. As with any treatment, a quick fix will not happen overnight. Long lasting benefits for your health and well being will be maintained with a series of Aromatherapy massages. Your mind, body and soul will thank you for it.