What is an Aromatherapy Massage?

There are lots of different types of massage that bring relaxation as well as a variety of benefits to your physical and mental health. In this article, we’re going to look at aromatherapy massage, including what to expect from it and the benefits it can offer. Read on to find out more about aromatherapy massage…

What is aromatherapy massage?

Aromatherapy massage uses typical massage techniques but adds the use of essential oils in order to enhance the benefits of the massage. Usually, essential oils are combined with Swedish massage for an aromatherapy massage. However, essential oils can be used with many types of massage.

During an aromatherapy massage, essential oils are combined with the massage oil that your massage therapist uses. This allows the oils to absorb into the skin. Oils may also be diffused into the air of the treatment room to add to the pleasant scent and relaxing environment.

Various essential oils are used in aromatherapy massage and are often combined together. Massage therapists may have premixed blends to use during your massage or they may allow you to choose the oils for your massage by allowing you to smell them and explaining the properties of each. Some popular essential oils used in aromatherapy include:

  • Lavender
  • Bergamot
  • Peppermint
  • Eucalyptus
  • Rosemary
  • Cedarwood

What are the benefits of aromatherapy massage?

Just like regular massage, aromatherapy massage has a wide range of benefits for your overall wellbeing. The essential oils are thought to complement and boost the already established benefits of massage. This means that it has all the relaxing and tension relieving effects of regular Swedish massage.

A number of essential oils have been found to aid relaxation, which can help people manage stress, anxiety, and sleep problems. Aromatherapy massage has also been found effective at relieving pain, from headaches and menstrual cramps to pain from injury or chronic conditions. A proper aromatherapy massage can be extremely useful when recovering from an injury or a tough workout.

If you let your massage therapist know specifically what you want to achieve from your massage, whether it’s for overall relaxation or to help a physical ailment, for example, then they will be able to recommend the best essential oils for your treatment.

If you’re interested in aromatherapy massage or other types of massage around Pfafftown, Lewisville, and Clemmons, then contact Moonstone Massage to find out more about our services.