Aromatherapy is the ancient art of healing use of fragrant essential oils and herbs to promote natural healing and health. There are hundreds of essential oils on the market and each can assist in a different form of healing. Aromatherapy massage combines the relaxing and rejuvenating experience of a massage, with the benefits of aromatherapy. Like massage therapy, aromatherapy massages have been used for centuries to heal and soothe. It has become more popular in recent years.
Some of the most widely used essential oils used in massage oil include tea Tree, Lavender, Jasmine, Peppermint, Ylang Ylang and Rosemary. All have different healing properties. Tea Tree Oil is a time honored aromatherapy remedy for ringworm, athlete’s foot and other fungal infections. Lavender is used for calming, treating minor depression and anxiety. Peppermint is used for tired and aching muscles. Tea Tree can be used to relieve stress. Ylang Ylang and Jasmine are both used to invigorate the muscles and give the massage client energy. Rosemary can be used to treat arthritis and muscle pain and is a stimulant that, used in the morning bath, is said to revive energy.
Choose a scented essential oil in an aromatherapy scent that you want. Oils allow the manipulation by the therapist to go a bit easier. Hands glide easily over the skin and massage the tired muscles and tissues. You can be purchased scented essential oil at organic or natural health stores. You’ll also need olive oil to dilute the essential oil, and a small bottle to hold the finished massage oil. In addition to massage oil, some therapists use lotions.
When it comes to using massage oils for aromatherapy not all oils are the same. There are so many different types of massaging oils on the market today that it can be difficult which one to choose. For certain situation some work than others.
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