Relax and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit

with aromatherapy massage

What is aromatherapy massage?

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils for therapeutic purposes. Aromatherapy massage is, therefore, a massage using essential oils. Massage has many health benefits and these can be enhanced using essential oils.

What are the benefits of aromatherapy massage?

Can aromatherapy massage help with more serious health issues?

Long term stress may increase the risk of various diseases, including some cancers and can have a detrimental effect on chronic illnesses such as high blood pressure, migraines, IBS and PMS.

Managing stress levels is critical to health and regular aromatherapy massage is an excellent therapy for reducing stress levels.

What are essential oils?

Essential oils are distilled from a single botanical source. They are highly concentrated. For use in aromatherapy massage, they are blended with a carrier oil before being applied to the body.

Some essential oils are relaxing, some stimulating, some antibacterial and some have excellent first aid uses.

Essential oils can also be used in bathing, as a diffuser (oil and water mixture placed over a burning candle). Ailsa can advise on the use of essential oils at home to continue the benefits of your aromatherapy massage treatment.

What can I expect during aromatherapy massage?

Ailsa will take notes on the client’s current state of health, illnesses and any present or past injuries before choosing a suitable blend of essential oils for the massage.

The client will then be left alone for a few moments to undress and lie down on the massage table, covered by a towel. Different massage techniques, such as the deep thumb pressures of shiatsu or the flowing strokes of Swedish massage may be used. Light or firm pressure will be used according to the client’s preference.

If the client feels uncomfortable at any time, or if a particular technique hurt, it is important to communicate this to Ailsa so that she can adapt the massage.

At the end of the massage, Ailsa will pour the client a glass of water then leave the room, allowing the client some time to “come to” and get dressed.

How many aromatherapy massage treatments will I need?

The number of treatment sessions required will depend on the condition being treated. Weekly or twice monthly may be recommended in the beginning.

Aromatherapy massage is also excellent as maintenance, ensuring the body and mind stay in harmony. A monthly aromatherapy massage session would be ideal.

What should I do after an aromatherapy massage?

It is recommended you stay well hydrated after your treatment, drinking water and herbal teas to help flush out any toxins. Caffeine drinks should be avoided.

Try to put into practice any tips Ailsa gave you regarding posture and managing stress levels.

 

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