When combined with massage therapy, essential oils create a relaxing, luxurious experience that balances the mind, body, and spirit. Essential oils further support the benefits of massage therapy by enabling targeted aromatic and topical relief.
Be sure to ask about including aromatherapy during your next massage therapy appointment.
Read on to learn more about aromatherapy and how you can benefit from the use of pure essential oils.
What Is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is the practice of using aromatic essences from natural oils and extracts of flowers, leaves, stems, bark, and roots of plants to improve physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
Essential oils can be inhaled directly, applied topically, vaporized, and used in baths. Probably the most popular method of aromatherapy is with massage therapy.
These essential oils are not just about fragrance. Essential oils can be used for a variety of reasons, including:
as well as mood enhancement:
Calming--sandalwood, lavender, ylang ylang
Energizing--rosemary, lemon, peppermint
Uplifting--bergamot, grapefruit, melissa
Each essential oil has different healing properties:
Lavender--relaxing, reduces anxiety, relieve skin irritations
Eucalyptus--invigorating, purifying, decongestive
Peppermint--refreshing, soothe nausea, ease sore muscles
Clove--warming, relieves rheumatism, good for teeth and gums
Balanced Bodywork Massage Therapy uses only Therapeutic Grade essential oils. These essential oils are carefully tested for quality and many are organically and ethically sourced.
Essential oils are highly concentrated and should be used with care. Some oils may cause photo-sensitivity. Some may be used topically only after being diluted with a carrier oil, and not all oils may be used internally.
If you are pregnant or nursing, be sure to consult with your health care provider before using any essential oils.
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