Aromatherapy massage benefits are obtained by using pure essential oils (which are concentrated plant oils) to provide
relaxing aromas during a massage treatment.
Essential oils or essential oil blends are added to massage oils, lotions, creams and gels to provide this popular service in spas and clinics all over the world.
The session may also include an eye pillow with a few drops of essential oil (placed on the section of the pillow nearest the nose, and away from the eyes) which can eliminate any light and promote a deeper state of relaxation. It is often very soothing as the therapist proceeds with the massage.
This treatment is known for it's positive affects on the mind, body and spirit, as it affects so many of our senses.
Many therapists have gone on after massage therapy school to become "Certified Aromatherapists" in order to study and use the healing properties of these oils in their practice on a regular basis.
Using massage oils, with even a few drops of an essential oil, can help support the muscular, circulatory, lymphatic (immune) and nervous systems. When essential oils are added, it can provide an overall sense of well-being and a peaceful, relaxed state.
Cold or warm facial stones with essential oils are used in some massage treatments. Often with the addition a citrus oil, like orange or lemon, and facial stones can be extremely relaxing during an aromatherapy sessions.
The type of essential oil used during the treatment will depend on the issues the client is dealing with, therefore, the practitioner usually will start with a consultation of 5-15 minutes.
Depending on where you get your massage, types and costs of added essential oils, will vary. Prices can range from $50-$100 per hour depending on the experience level of the therapist, location of the practice, and type or grade of essential oil used.
Essential oils are a relaxing addition to any massage session, helping to ease worry, calm the mind, and allow a deep relaxation of muscles and tension, and allowing the client to move into that deep state of calmness faster, and with deeper breathing.
With deep breathing comes lower blood pressure, increased blood circulation, increased energy, clearer thinking, and a wonderful state of peace....which is truly priceless.
It can help you understand how and why this therapy is so perfect at addressing so many health needs.