Aromatherapy massage is the skilled application of essential oils to relax mind and body, aid the body's system of healing and to stimulate the immune system.
The essential oils used in aromatherapy massage are derived from plants to affect your mood and alleviate pain.
In aromatherapy massage, these essential oils are mixed with a carrier oil like sweet almond, apricot kernel, or grapeseed oil. The massage therapist uses up to five or more oils in a mixture, and chooses the oils based on what you need. A relaxing aromatherapy massage, for instance, might have lavender or bergamot, while a massage for sore muscles might include peppermint and eucalyptus.
Essential oils are volatile, highly concentrated plant extracts, derived from leaves, bark, roots, seeds, resins and flowers. They can also be used in hydrotherapy baths, facials and body treatments. You can also use them at home.
An aromatherapy massage combines the benefits of massage therapy with the use of essential oils. They can have many different effects on the mind, body and spirit, and make an romatherapy massage an uplifting experience.
Essential oils are an aromatic essence distilled from a single botanical source and are renowned for their sedative, stimulating and analgesic properties and have many different therapeutic properties and these are enhanced during an aromatherapy massage. Some of the benefits of aromatherapy massage are: