Updated at 2021-06-25 09:06:38 UTC
Why aromatherapy is such an important part of the massage experience
Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine that supports the belief that scents or aromatic aromas affect the brain and alter a client's mood. This practice, which dates back to ancient times, uses essential oils to treat and/or prevent disease.
Essential oils are a key requirement for aromatherapy. These oils are extracted from plants or parts of plants by one of the following methods: refrigeration, fixed oil extraction, steam distillation, and alcohol extraction. Body Massage in Media City
Because these oils are very concentrated, therapists will not use them directly on the skin. To reduce their effectiveness, they are diluted with the so-called aromatherapy or synergy mixture.
In a mixture of 3 to 5 essential oils are combined and added to the carrier oil (or massage oil) or to the lotion. An example is the combination of the following oils: geranium, lavender, and sage with apricot kernel oil. In the interaction, the essential oils are also combined, but the carrier oil is omitted.
Here are two recipes for using oil blends for massage:
As a base massage oil, you can mix 8 drops of essential oils in one ounce of sweet almond oil as a carrier oil. To relieve stress, mix together the following essential oils: 5 drops of fireclay sage, 2 drops of lavender, and 2 drops of lemon per ounce of sweet almond oil.
The types of therapies that use blends of essential oils are cosmetic, massage and olfactory. One of the three best practices for using essential oils is massage.
When the oils are mixed and massaged over the body, they immediately affect the brain through the olfactory glands or smell. The scent of the oils works by activating the limbic system, the part of the brain that affects emotions, long-term memory, heart rate, and blood pressure.
The advantages of aromatherapy therapeutic massage are as follows:
a) It relieves insomnia and stress.
b) It reduces anxiety, tension, and depression.
c) Increases the number of leukocytes and blood circulation.
d) It relaxes muscles and promotes faster healing of tense muscles and ligaments.
e) It reduces the formation of scar tissue in the muscles and reduces pain and swelling.
f) Hydrates the skin while relaxing the whole body.
Before starting a massage with oil blends, the therapist should start with clean hands and make a patch to determine how the client's skin will react to the oil. He then makes sure he's warm in the room and in his hands and asks the client if he's uncomfortable. Spa in International City
Finally, aromatherapy massage is not suitable for people with skin diseases, rashes, open wounds, patients with epilepsy and asthma.