Aromatherapy massage is Swedish massage therapy using massage oil or lotion that contains essential oils, which are highly concentrated plant oils.
Aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils for therapeutic benefit. Aromatherapy has been used for centuries.
During an aromatherapy massage, the client will inhale these essential oil molecules and absorb them through their skin.
Aromatherapy utilizes essential oils for certain benefits. Examples include lavender, orange and bergamot, and eucalyptus. These “aromas” are all plant-based derivatives from herbs, tree extracts, and flowers. Essential oils are extremely concentrated so to be used correctly they should be diluted into milder oils, humidifiers, or lotions.
The overall purpose of aromatherapy is to improve the physical and mental well-being of the client. More consumers are testing out essential oil products than ever before by diffusing them at home or diluting them for skin usage.
While scientific research is still being done to assess the health benefits of aromatherapy, there’s no doubt that it helps some people to feel better, often by temporarily decreasing sensations of pain or mood symptoms.
Studies have shown that Aromatherapy massage will assist in the management of conditions such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, nausea and pain.
Aromatherapy massages, when done by professional massage therapists, will enhance your experience, ultimately improving your self-care routine.
When coupled with the principles of massage therapy, aromatherapy might help you feel even better.
Aromatherapy can work wonders for your body, each essential oil can have unique healing properties and use.