Aromatherapy massage is a treatment using oils or lotions that comprise of therapeutic essential oils to massage the full body. The massage uses relaxing, rubbing movements, known as effleurage with pressure at various acupressure points. Essential oils used in the massage are the main advantage in this treatment Different essential oils have different healing properties with physical and emotional benefits.
The essential oils used include:
Lavender – Balancing, calming, insomnia, stress
Mandarin - Scar tissue, anxiety, insomnia
Frankincense - Grounding, deepen breathing; soothe coughs, aids in meditation, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant
Bergamot - Depression, improves mood, or aids in fighting addictions (including food).
Geranium - Menstruation, menopause, balancing
Sandalwood - Coughs, anxiety, depression, stomach/digestive complaints
Eucalyptus - Antibacterial, eases chest and sinus congestion
Peppermint - Tired feet, cooling for athletes or hot flashes, stimulating the mind
Grapefruit or Lemon - Boosts circulation, helps to fight colds, treats oily skin, and combats feelings of depression or fatigue
Tea Tree - Improves Dry Scalp, soothes skin irritations, fights bacterial, fungal and viral infections
The benefits of Aromatherapy Massage includes: