Aromatherapy Massage...have you tried it?

November 15, 2006 8:52pm CST
When aromatherapy has its benefits as well as massage, how much more if the two treatments are combined? You get the most out of the healthy advantages. Aromatherapy massage is the combination of the two satisfying body treatments, the application of massage using essential oils as lubricant. The essential oils include: chamomile, geranium, and lavender for calming effect; Ylang Ylang, rose, neroli, and clary sage for uplifting; rosemary for cleansing and revitalization; and eucalyptus, tea tree, and pine for decongesting effect. All of these oils can be added to the ordinary massage oil and lotion according to the customer’s choice. The result is that it deals with the stress and conditions related to it, headache, premenstrual syndrome, back pain, and digestive disorders. Recent studies show that one of the major breakthroughs of the type of non-toxic treatment is it being an alternative medication for cancer and palliative care as it aids treatment of nausea and promote ease among patients. The essential oils used during the massage were observed to assuage levels of anxiety in a trial treatment in palliative care. Although it has its major health advantages, not all people can avail of this. Generally, massage is not advisable to individuals with skin disease open wounds that are infectious and those who just undergone surgery. For hemophiliacs or even those who easily develop blood clots, taking other types of treatment have to be considered. Of course, pregnant women have to be conscious of whatever they get into; consulting the doctor first will be better before going into a spa to get some aromatherapy massage. Also, people with bruises, abdominal hernia, tumors, and fractures must make sure that the therapist is aware of the specific and present condition so as to advise him/her not to directly perform the massage to specific areas. Nobody wants to get out of the spa with additional burdens. For people who don’t have inhibitions and taking a time out for this great relaxing opportunity, eating light prior to the session is advised.
1 response
@magica (3710)
• Bulgaria
27 Apr 07
Well, i try to make some essential oils blends for local massage, but i am not a specialist. I support your oppinion that it can be very relaxing and energizing if you practice it proffessionaly or you are well-experienced. Can you share with me some materials:books, articles, sites?