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Aromatherapy Massage Part One


Incorporate Essential oils into your massage treatment.


Did you know Essential Oils have been used for healing & anointing in ancient times & at one time they were used to treat virtually every ailment known to man.

Oils such as Frankincense and Sandalwood were used for purification & embalming in Ancient Egypt. Clove, Lemon & Cinnamon was prized for killing germs.

With modern research Essential oils (concentrated natural extracts) immediate antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-depressive & hormone balancing effects as well as calming, sedating, uplifting & positive emotion – stimulating properties. Throughout world history fragrant oils & spices have played a prominent role in everyday life.

The molecule of an Essential Oil is like a key that opens a lock-like structure in the olfactory nerve receptors in our nostrils. The aroma of the oil leaves an impression which is sent immediately to the Limbic System where memories are perceived. The Limbic System in tern releases chemicals that affect the Nervous System. Serotonin counteracts anxiety; the endorphins reduce pain & affect sexual response.

The power of an Essential oil lies in its chemical compounds & their synergy. The key chemical compounds consist of –

Ketones – Mucolytic, analgesic & promote healing.

Aldehydes - Antimicrobial & anti-inflammatory.                                          

Esters – Soothing, balancing, antifungal, & stress & emotional releasing.

Ethers – Balancing & Calming, Help to release emotions – antidepressant.

Alcohols – Energising, cleansing, antiseptic & antiviral.

Phenols – Very helpful to the immune system but are very strong.

Terpenes – Release many therapeutic effects & found regulatory.

Alkanes – Rose oil stands alone here,

Oxides – Sinus clearing & aid respiratory.

Lactones – Antiseptic, antiparasitic & anti-inflammatory.

Carboxylic acids – stimulating & cleaning.

Coumarins – Antiviral, antibacterial & antifungal.

Furanoids – can have the benefit of lactones or coumarins.

As you can see incorporating Essential oils in your massage is life enhancing & balancing with positive effects on every level of your being.

Some suggestions of favourite blends –

Bergamont, Lavender & Neroli – For upliftment & emotional balance.

Lemongrass, Geranium & Roman Chamomile – For your nervous system & skin.

Black Pepper, Clove & Orange – Muscle pain & stiff joints.

Peppermint, Lemon grass & Vetiver – Focus & muscle tension.

Lavender, Balsam Fir & Wintergreen – connective tissue damage, tendons & pain.

Cypress Geranium & Sandalwood – vitality of skin.

Neroli, Cedarwood & Roman Chamomile – dry skin, soothing.

Peppermint, Basil & Wintergreen – Pain & injuries.

Clove, Melaleuca & Nutmeg – Arthritis.

Lavender, Margarem & Ylang Ylang _ Soothing & calming

When applied to your skin they are quickly absorbed. Oils work around hair follicles & mingle with the skins natural emollients. Here at Rainbow Bay Massage situated on the Tweed Heads & Coolangatta border, use Therapeutic grade Essential Oils (pure medicinal steam distilled Essential Oils containing all desired therapeutic compounds ensures their level of quality.



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