The Art of Aromatherapy Massage

“The way to health is to have an aromatic bath and scented massage every day.” – Hippocrates

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This day in age many have seen the benefits of how incorporating Aromatherapy into our daily life can help improve overall wellbeing and help us cope with daily stressors. Massage is the best way to deliver Aromatherapy to receive not only the emotional benefits, but the physical benefits as well.

Aromatherapy massage is both pleasant and relaxing for the receiver. For the practitioner, it is very rewarding as you may help someone feel relief from general aches and pains and relax the tension away.

Some of the common benefits of Aromatherapy Massage may include*:

  • More restful sleep
  • Help with aches and pains
  • Mental clarity
  • Feeling grounded or a sense of inner peace
  • The ability to relax more easily

A true Aromatherapy Massage links two important senses – smell and touch. This combines the nurturing and therapeutic effects of massage with the harmonizing effects of the Essential Oils that can bring balance to both the body and mind. This is possible because our skin is the largest organ in our body and it’s responsible not just to release impurities or toxins from our body, but it also absorbs what you apply to it. That’s why it is important to be aware of what ingredients or chemicals you put on your body.

In my private practice, I encourage patients to use self-care techniques. These may include Aromatic baths with essential oils as well as using Aromatherapy Massage Oils to do self-massage when needed. The feedback is incredible as many have experienced some of the benefits mentioned above.

** To make your own Aromatherapy Massage Oil, follow the dilution guide below. Never use Essential Oils on the skin without diluting first. The carrier oil will nourish and protect the skin while delivering the therapeutic benefits of essential oils to the skin, which then reach other systems in the body. **

Make your own Massage Oil – What you need **

  • 1(2 oz.) Amber Glass Bottle
  • Carrier oil of your choice (ex. Grapeseed, almond, jojoba, etc.)
  • 20 – 30 drops Total of your favorite Essential Oils or Vitality Blend

 

Recipe Ideas- Try a blend of your choice!

Directions: Fill a 2oz. amber glass bottle halfway with your carrier oil. Add the appropriate amount of Essential Oils. Cover and shake. Fill the rest of the bottle with carrier oil. Your massage oil will be ready to use right away, however the aroma will smell the best within 1-2 days after mixing your blend, as the molecules disperse. You can find a great selection of Pure Essential Oils and Blends here.

Stress Relief – Take the edge off and lift the spirits!

Blend #1

  • Bergamot – 10 drops
  • Ylang Ylang – 5
  • Grapefruit – 8

Blend #2

Blend #3

  • Lavender -15 drops
  • Orange – 5 drops
  • Grapefruit – 5 drops

Relaxation Blends – Unwind and let go.

Blend #1

Blend #2

  • Frankincense -10 drops
  • Geranium – 6 drops
  • Melissa – 5 drops

Blend #3

  • Clary Sage – 10 drops
  • Lavender – 8 drops
  • Orange – 7 drops

 

Energizing Blends – Recharge!

Blend #1

  • Lemongrass 12 drops
  • Ginger – 10

Blend #2

Blend #3

 

A great book I recommend to read that is full of tips on self-care massage techniques is: Total Aromatherapy Massage: The Practical Step-By-Step Guide to Aromatherapy Massage at Home by. Jennie Harding Foreward by Robert Tisserand.

What are some of your favorite blends? How have you incorporated Aromatherapy into your life? Please share!

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