Aromatherapy massage is massage therapy with the addition of one or more scented plant oils called essential oils to address specific needs.
The massage therapist can select oils that are relaxing, energizing, stress reducing, balancing, etc. One of the most common essential oils used in aromatherapy massage is lavender.
Aromatherapy massage is suited to stress related conditions and conditions with an emotional aspect.
Therapy using essential oils and water based colloids extracted from plant materials promotes physical, emotional, spiritual health, well being, balance and harmony. Single or combined extracts may be diffused and inhaled in the air. They can also be used in massage oil, or added to bathwater. Inhaled molecules of these extracts stimulate the olfactory nerve. The nerve sends messages to the brain's limbic system which triggers physiological responses relating to memory, learning, and emotion. e.g., eucalyptus relieves congestion and lavender promotes relaxation. The oils and solutions used have been proven to have beneficial effects but are not standardized. The few risks involved can include allergic reactions.
Aromatherapy Massage uses essential oils derived from plants to affect your mood and alleviate pain.
In Aromatherapy Massage the essential oils are mixed with a carrier oils. Sweet almond, apricot kernel and grapeseed oil are some of the best carrier oils. The massage therapist can use up to five oils in a mixture. Then just add the oils to the base that you prefer. A relaxing aromatherapy massage may have lavender or bergamot. A massage for sore muscles may include peppermint or eucalyptus.
Essential oils are a volatile, highly concentrated plant extract. They are derived from leaves, bark, roots, seeds resins and flowers. They can also be used in spa baths, facials and body treatments.
Aromatherapy should not be confused with fragrances or perfume oils. Fragrances are often made from chemicals. They lack the therapuetic properties of essential oils. If someone lights a scented candle it doesn't make it aromatherapy!
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