What is Aromatherapy massage?
Aromatherapy is the art of using naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonise and promote well-being and health. Aromatherapy massage has been used for thousands of years for relaxation, beauty care, home cleaning, medicine and ritual.
Where Do Aromatherapy Essential Oils Come From?
Essential oils are extracted from the root, bark, flower, fruit, leaf or seed of a plant or tree using a process of steam distillation, cold pressing or resin tapping. The resulting essential oil carries the concentrated, characteristic fragrance of the plant from which it is derived. When using essential oils for aromatherapy it is best to avoid oils that are extracted using chemicals or solvents and choose only high quality, naturally extracted, organic essential oils.
What effect do they have on us?
When we smell these fragrances they are received by the part of the brain called the limbic system. As well as receiving smell, the limbic system is also responsible for emotion, behaviour, motivation and long term memory. This is why certain smells have the ability to trigger memories or impact on a person’s mood.
What can Aromatherapy be used for?
Aromatherapy is most commonly used to ease stress and anxiety, however it may also be used to relax your body and soothe sore muscles, reduce nasal congestion and fight cold and flu symptoms, stimulate circulation and improve detoxification, aid in concentration and focus, improve sleep and help heal some skin conditions.
How does my massage therapist make the oil?
When using aromatherapy during massage a few drops of concentrated essential oils are added to your massage oil. Several essential oils can be combined together to form blends that are relaxing, stimulating or balancing, depending on what effect you are looking for. Aromatherapy massage combines the benefits of massage with those of the different oil blends used. It is a wholistic approach, encompassing body, mind and spirit.
WHAT ARE THE SPECIAL MASSAGE OIL BLENDS USED FOR AROMATHERAPY MASSAGE AT CASTLE HILL REMEDIAL MASSAGE
Relax and Unwind
A soothing and uplifting blend to relax the soul and soothe the spirit. Be prepared to slip into a deep sleep while you are massaged with this oil blend
Peace and Wellbeing
A balancing and uplifting blend to ease tension and anxiety. Feel stressed? This oil will help to relieve those stresses and put everything into perspective.
An energising blend of oils, great to use before sport of work. Helps to invigorate you and get you up and going!!
A great blend for easing muscle aches and pains and speeding muscle recovery after exercise. Been to the gym or out running? This is the one for you, your achey muscles will love you for this one.
An anti-inflammatory blend to ease inflamed joints, muscles and tendons. Feeling some long term chronic aches and pains? This will relieve the joint and muscle pain you have been suffering from.
A toning and stimulating blend, to improve circulation and aid in detoxification. How good is that, a great tonic for you arteries and blood.
A deeply nourishing blend, great as a facial oil or for use on scars or stretch marks. Let this one hold you in its palms as your body lets go its ancient history.
For a great experience come and have an Aromatherapy Massage where we use the best essential oils for body massage according to your needs. You will feel better than ever, more relaxed, less stressed, less muscle pain and joint pain. Call us now!!
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