Aromatherapy & Essential Oils

Aromatherapy Massage combines the qualities of Therapeutic Massage with the natural healing that Essential Oils can provide. The essential oils are highly concentrated oils compressed from the plants themselves and are mixed with a carrier oil and used topically on the body.

It is said that the Essential Oils have healing qualities with different types having beneficial properties. Most essential oils have the primary benefit of relaxing you. Others have shown to improve anxiety, depression, pain relief, and quality of sleep.

Treatment Expectations

You and your massage therapist will discuss any situations that you are hoping to address from your session. They will then mix a few of the oils that will help you achieve your goals of relaxation or improved symptoms.

The massage itself is a traditional Therapeutic Massage. Your Massage Therapist will infuse the essential oils into carrier oil and apply it to your body during your massage. The combination of the topical application combined with breathing in the vapors from the diffused oils is the key to Aromatherapy Massage being an effective treatment option.

Benefits of Aromatherapy

Benefits of Aromatherapy Massage can include:

  • Heightened senses; especially of smell, taste, and hearing.
  • You will be completely relaxed.
  • You will find your mood is elevated. This type of massage focuses on positive emotional help and fights depression.
  • Aromatherapy Massage can reduce pain and inflammation.
  • Improved quality of sleep.
  • Gives you a new level of energy.

Frequently Asked Questions

When you inhale the vapors from essential oils, the limbic system is heightened. This system is key to your emotional, behavioral, and physical senses working together.

We use Mountain Rose Herbs pure and high grade essential oils. We most commonly use Bergamot, Geranium, Lavender, Lemongrass, Peppermint Rosemary, Scotch Pine, Sweet Orange, Turmeric, and Ylang Ylang oils. Each has a different purpose.

  • Bergamot: elevates mood, cooling, relaxing, aids the digestive system, sore muscles, and skin conditions (scars, stretch marks, acne, eczema, psoriasis)
  • Geranium: elevates mood, aids lymph system, edema, bruises, stress, nervous tension, headaches, PMS, menopause, balances hormones
  • Lavender: uplifting, relaxing, relieves sore muscles, arthritis, rheumatism, sciatica, muscle spasms, insomnia, migraines, headaches
  • Lemongrass: uplifting, energizing, ‘connective tissue oil’ tightens elastin in the skin, aids sports injuries, sprains, bruises, dislocations, increases concentration, and supports digestive system.
  • Peppermint: calming, aids sore muscles, joints, bruises, digestive system, lymph & circulatory system congestion, concentration, mental fatigue, headaches, migraines, colds, flu, sinus congestion, inflammation, itchy and irritated skin.
  • Rosemary: aids circulation, concentration, arthritis, rheumatism, tired & stiff muscles, headaches, and respiratory system
  • Scotch Pine: aids respiratory system, sore muscles, arthritis, circulation, fatigue, and nervous system exhaustion.
  • Sweet Orange: elevates mood, relaxing, aids muscle spasms, lymph system, and digestive function
  • Turmeric: aids sore muscles, arthritis, rheumatism, digestive problems
  • Ylang Ylang: relaxing, decreases stress, enhances mood, balances skin

Essential oils are not meant to be ingested in any way. Those that are used on the skin are capable of absorbing what is needed for the body. Other than that, ingestion of essential oils can make you very ill.

**These statements are not approved by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any ailments or illnesses.