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When To Use Aromatherapy

At Therapeutic Medical Massage, we have different ways to take your massage to the next level. One of the ways we can take your massage to the next level is through a massage with aromatherapy. When we use aromatherapy in conjunction with a massage, it may help additional side effects you’re dealing with. Many people wonder when is the right time to use aromatherapy. If you’re looking for a brief introduce to aromatherapy and essential oils, a massage is the right time to experiment with them.

How It Works

When combined with your massage, aromatherapy is designed to enhance your massage through the use of essential oils. Different types of essential oils work to calm or ease different things, so it’s important to discuss your goals with Aruna at the start of each appointment. Typically, Aruna uses essential oils on your skin during the massage. Your body naturally absorbs the essential oils and they work to calm you or help to provide relief from something you currently feel. Some people worry about the potency of essential oils, but the ones Aruna uses are diluted so they won't cause any harm to you or your bodily systems. Different types of essential oils exist, but some of the more common ones include peppermint, tea tree oil, lavender, jasmine, and rosemary.

As a Complementary Therapy

Many times, the use of essential oils through aromatherapy works as a complementary treatment to anything your doctor prescribes. However, if your doctor prescribes any type of medication, you should bring that up during a pre-appointment discussion with Aruna. Sometimes, the essential oils may counteract what prescribed medications do. That’s why it’s important to note all types of medicine, supplements, and herbs you use regularly on any forms you fill out so nothing bad happens to you.

Other times, you may not be getting a massage for a specific ailment. Instead, you may want to use a massage as a time to relax. Using aromatherapy during your massage is one of the ways to help induce extra relaxation during a Swedish massage.

Risks of Essential Oils

Some people are allergic to different types of essential oils. If you do have an allergy, make sure Aruna knows that so she doesn’t use something you’re allergic to. It’s important to note that people develop allergies at all points in their life, so regularly make sure you aren’t allergic to any of the essential oils used during aromatherapy.

Additionally, you should never consume essential oils orally unless told by a doctor. Some of the essential oils may cause kidney or liver damage when consumed orally.

Aromatherapy and essential oils have been around for thousands of years. If you’re looking for a way to maximize your massage results, occasionally using aromatherapy or essential oils may help. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, Aruna uses different techniques for optimal massage results. For some, that may include the use of essential oils or aromatherapy. If you’re interested in how aromatherapy can help during your massage, contact the office now.