Aromatherapy massage involves the use of essential oils blended with massage oil. The essential oils are absorbed thru the skin and by smell providing an array of benefits depending on the particular essential oils used. Essential oils may be used individually or several different ones blended together. Lavender is widely used for relaxation as is bergamot. For energizing, uplifting and detoxification Lemon is an excellent choice. For muscle and joint pain Eucalyptus may be used, Peppermint is also used for pain relief, and is especially good for headaches. As in regular massage various techniques are applied depending on your special needs.
Properties: It is considered deodorant, vulnerary, vermifuge, antibiotic, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, sedative, analgesic, antidepressant, disinfectant, febrifuge, cicatrisant, and digestive in nature. Health benefits: Bergamot essential oil removes body odor, relieves spasms, suppresses pain, aids relaxation, improves mood and fights depression, heals cuts and scars, and promotes efficient digestion.
Properties: It has a number of important qualities, including anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, decongestant, deodorant, antiseptic, antibacterial, and stimulating. Health benefits: It is very useful in the treatment of respiratory problems, wounds, muscle and joint pain, nerve pain, mental exhaustion, dental care, skin care, diabetes, fever, and intestinal germs.
Properties: This substance is a diuretic, disinfectant, stimulant, antidepressant, antiseptic, antioxidant, aperitif, lymphatic, and a tonic. Health benefits: In various parts of the world, it is used to stimulate urination, fight infections, boosts immune system, reduce depression and uplift spirits and mood. It also protects wounds from becoming septic while increasing the elimination of toxins.
Properties: Lavender essential oil can be calming, sleep inducing, analgesic, disinfectant, antiinflammatory, antiseptic, and antifungal. Health benefits: This oil is beneficial for treatment of issues with the nervous system, depression, insomnia, pain relief, migranes, headaches, urine flow, respiratory disorders, skin care, hair care, blood circulation, indigestion, and immune system health.
Properties: Lemon essential oil is an antiseptic, antiviral, astringent, aperitif, bactericidal, disinfectant, febrifuge, haemostatic, restorative, and a tonic. Health benefits: This oil protects from wounds becoming septic, while inhibiting viral and bacterial growth, strengthening gums, and stopping hair loss. Furthermore, it is quite energizing and uplifting, treats stress, it lifts skin, induces firmness in muscles, stops hemorrhaging, fights infections, and cures fevers.
Properties: Orange essential oil is an antiinflammatory, antidepressant, antispasmodic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, carminative, diuretic, tonic, sedative and a cholagogue. Health benefits: This oil traditionally is used to soothe inflammation, fight depression and uplift mood, protect against sepsis, enhance libido and as a cure for sexual dysfunction. Also, it gives relief from gas, increases urination and removes toxins, while toning up general health of the immune system, reducing emotional and nervous disturbances, increasing discharge and secretions from glands.
Properties: Peppermint oil is used as an analgesic, anesthetic, antiseptic, antigalactogogue, antiphlogistic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, cephalic, cholagogue, cordial, decongestant, emenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, hepatic, nervine, stimulant, stomachic, sudorific, vasoconstrictor and as a vermifuge. Health benefits: It is commonly used in the treatment of pain relief, including headaches, protect against sepsis, reduce milk flow and discharge, relax spasm, strengthen gums, stop hair loss, and lifts skin. Also, it induces firmness in muscles, stops hemorrhaging, removes gas, is good for brain and memory health, and promotes bile discharge, clears congestion and eases breathing. Furthermore, peppermint essential oil relieves obstructed menstruation, expels phlegm & catarrh, reduces fever, is good for the liver, nerves, and stomach, while promoting perspiration and slight contraction of the blood vessels.