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Essential Oils and Massage

Different types of massages use different techniques to give you the best results. For instance, a deep tissue massage helps work out any soreness you feel. Additionally, cupping therapy helps improve your range of motion and increase blood flow. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, we also offer holistic aromatherapy services to enhance your massage. Using essential oils during massage enhances the overall massage in a variety of ways.

Aromatherapy Background

Aromatherapy started nearly 100 years ago in France. Since then, many spas and holistic treatment centers use aromatherapy during massages.

During aromatherapy massage sessions, we rub different essential oils on your skin to give you a better massage experience overall. These essential oils help connect the mind, body, and spirit. We obtain essential oils by removing them from the plant and dilute them. With essential oils, more doesn’t mean a better result or a better massage. In fact, it’s best to use a small amount for maximum results.

Common Types of Essential Oils

Chances are, you’ve heard of some of the main types of essential oils and didn’t realize they were essential oils. Different types of essential oils do different things for the body, so talk things over during your pre-massage meeting to maximize the benefits of your massage.

Lavender is one of the most common types of essential oils. This oil helps with overall relaxation and sleep. Additionally, it may help reduce headache symptoms.

Next is chamomile. Chamomile isn’t just a tea; it’s a great essential oil. This essential oil helps with relaxation. Also, chamomile helps reduce some skin irritations, like inflammation and eczema.

Then we have rose. Not just a pretty flower, rose essential oils help reduce anxiety. Additionally, the essential oil helps improve your complexion and eliminates the effects of acne.

Also, peppermint is another common essential oil. This helps reduce IBS symptoms. Many people turn to peppermint oil if they have a sunburn because of the cooling effects on the skin. Just like some of the other essential oils, peppermint may decrease headache symptoms.

Finally, many types of fruits act as essential oils. Lemon and orange both work to improve the quality of your skin.

Who Shouldn’t Use Essential Oils

While many people benefit from essential oils, some people shouldn’t use essential oils. Because the skin naturally absorbs the oils, pregnant or breastfeeding women shouldn’t use essential oils. Additionally, young children and older people need to discuss essential oils with their doctor before using them. Also, it’s important to know your allergies. If you’re allergic to peppermint, you don’t want to use a peppermint essential oil during your massage.

Using essential oils during massage brings different things to your massage. If you’re looking for something different during your massage, considering adding essential oils and different types of aromatherapy. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, we acknowledge that people need massages for different reasons. That’s why we provide many different types of massage for our patients. If you’re considering some kind of massage, contact the office now to schedule your appointment.