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The Importance of Aromatherapy Massage
Aromatherapy massage combines the power of touch with the healing and beautifying power of pure and natural essential oils with their effects on the body, the emotions, and the psyche for a truly powerful and unique sensory experience.
The effectiveness of an aromatherapy massage is due to the pure essential oil’s ability to penetrate the different layers of skin tissue. This allows the oils to quickly enter the blood stream and distribute their therapeutic benefits throughout the body. The power of an aromatherapy massage is in direct proportion to the quality of the essential oils used.
The true meaning of an aromatherapy massage is aimed at complete mind and body harmony. The synergistic and therapeutic benefits of massage are doubly beneficial when combined with aromatherapy.
Today, aromatherapy massage has become accepted in western medicine for relaxation, rehabilitation, and preventative health care. All spas, resorts,beauty and wellness centres are offering aromatherapy massage as part of their massage repertoire.
When administering an aromatherapy massage it is important to select your massage oils carefully. Essential oils can be sedative or stimulating.
Chronic conditions that often respond well to this work include, Stress, Insomnia, Menstrual problems, Menopausal symptoms, Digestive problems, Hypertension, Muscle spasm, Joint stiffness, Low energy and Tiredness.
How Does It Work ?
During the massage , the aromas are perceived by the nerve endings in the nose, and signals are passed to the limbic system in the brain. An important part of the limbic system governs the Pituitary gland, which controls hormone release throughout the body. Additionally, the small molecules of essential oils are absorbed through the skin. They then dissolve in the natural body fats and fluids. This allows them to flow around the body, to relax or stimulate, detoxify and regenerate.
What Happens In A Session ?
Most aromatherapists will have a holistic approach to consultation. This provides the information necessary to select the appropiate essential oils for the maximum therapeutic benefit, and allows the aromatherapist to avoid any contraindicated oils.
Pure, organic essential oils are blended into the massage oil, to create a unique mix for each person’s individual needs. This blend will frequently vary with each visit, depending on how the person feels, and how they respond to the therapy.
What After Effects Can Be Expected ?
A good massage, while spreading the oils over the skin, is in itself a relaxing and stimulating experience, which enhances the effects of the chosen blend of oils.
Massage relaxes the mind and nervous system yet stimulates the circulatory and lymphatic systems, improving the supply of nutrients to the body tissues and aiding the removal of toxins and waste products from them.
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