Aromatherapy massage combines the benefits of Swedish massage with the use of essential oils. Massage therapy is one of the most effective ways to apply essential oils.
Essential oils are extracted from herbs, flowers, and fruits. They add a beautifully fragrant aroma to any carrier oil which can then stimulate the senses by either invigorating and uplifting the mind and body or inducing a sense of calm and relaxation. Essential oils possess therapeutic properties which can be used to improve health, physical, and emotional wellbeing.
Carrier oils help to dilute and carry the essential oils into the skin. They are plant-based oils, such as sunflower oil or grapeseed oil, which absorb easily into the skin and have no strong smells that would alter the aroma of the essential oils.
Each blend of essential oils is specific to the individual client. The oils are chosen depending on their therapeutic qualities and can target the client’s main concerns, i.e. stress, insomnia, skin conditions, muscle or joint pain, allergies, etc.
Because essential oils are chemical compounds, you should always have an aromatherapy massage with a qualified aromatherapist.