• HerbSpace
  • Tue,12 2019

Aromatherapy: A Massage Therapy for Relaxation

Humans are undoubtedly among the most evolved species on earth. At the same time, they are the ones who are subjected to the ugliest pressures and stresses. You work so hard and deserve everything that soothes your mind. In case you feel like you are not able to handle your daily stress anymore and want a quick escape, this blog is for you. And, it is not just you who is facing this; all of us go through something similar in our respective lives. 


Today, we'll talk about Aromatherapy which is a Swedish massage therapy used for relaxation. The therapy incorporates some proven essential oils to lift the mood and promote mental clarity. Usually, it is a blend of essential oils diluted with suitable carrier oils or a lotion containing essential oils that are used for the job. 


What's The Technique?


The massage involves a combination of hard and gentle pressures to release stresses. You will easily find a clinic or spa nearby and all of them may have different techniques, styles, products, degrees of customization, etc. Some of them might have a variety of pre-built blends and use one as per your preference. Some therapists might use a more customized approach and add an oil of your choice just before the session. 


The quality of oils may also vary from spa to spa. It is better to get a massage from a trained professional. However, if you are planning to do it yourself, you must be careful while choosing an essential oil. Essential oils are very different from oils prepared using synthetic scents that may not have the same therapeutic effects. Therefore, it is recommended to trust a reputed brand for making a purchase.


Even if you're getting it done by a licensed massage therapist, you must discuss your health history before getting the massage. Excessive use is never recommended and can cause serious problems. The oil should not be directly applied over bruises, rashes, inflamed skin, or unhealed wounds. Here are some popular essential oils used in aromatherapy you can consider:


  • Chamomile
  • Lavender
  • Geranium
  • Eucalyptus
  • Pine
  • Tea tree oil
  • Rosemary
  • Rose
  • Neroli, etc.


While chamomile, geranium, and lavender oils are known for their claiming effect, pine, eucalyptus, and tea tree oils are used as decongestants. Rosemary oil can quickly energize; rose and neroli oils are great for uplifting. Our nature is full of great, beneficial treasures; it is up to us how we protect it and use it for our good.


In A Nutshell


Essential oils are known for their unmatched therapeutic benefits. The experience is so magical that it makes people crave for more sessions. However, you must be careful if you have certain health conditions. You should make sure to get in touch with your doctor before booking a session. Also, if you're expecting a baby or breastfeeding, it is always a good idea to ask your doctor for a recommendation. That's how you can enjoy the best aromatherapy session without putting your as well as your child's health at risk.