You probably already know that massage can be relaxing and rejuvenating -- and if you don’t, we invite you to let our therapeutic massage therapists in Camden County, NJ treat you to a customized experience. But did you know that you can also add aromatherapy to your massage to enhance the desired effects? At Elements Massage in Cherry Hill, we have four different aromatherapy options:
Lavender - This light, floral scent is known to promote relaxation.
Eucalyptus - This sharp, herbal scent has a purifying and decongesting effect.
Radiance - This citrus scent is just slightly sweet with a hint of pine that will help you feel energized.
Vitality - This blend of oils is light with floral and earthy notes that can improve your mood.
Why does aromatherapy work?
It is believed that aromatherapy is effective for two different reasons. The first is that when you breathe in the scent, the molecules of the essential oil are transmitted to your limbic system, which affects things like emotions and memory. (This is also the reason why certain scents may conjure up vivid memories in your mind.) Another reason why the use of essential oils is particularly beneficial when combined with massage is that the oils are absorbed by the skin, increasing their effects.
What are essential oils?
Essential oils are made from extracts of seeds, roots, leaves, or flowers of a plant. They are highly concentrated, so only a small amount is needed to add a significant benefit to the massage. These plant-based oils have been used for their therapeutic properties for thousands of years.
What type of massage works with aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy can be added to any massage. Some people prefer a lighter Swedish massage for gentle relaxation and stress relief. Others prefer the targeted relief of a deep tissue massage. As always, each session is customized to your exact specifications.
What if I’m not satisfied with my aromatherapy massage?
Just like all of our other massages, each aromatherapy massage session is backed by The Elements Promise, which guarantees that if you are unhappy with your experience, your next session will be on us.
If you’re ready to unwind with a therapeutic massage near Moorestown, NJ, consider adding aromatherapy to your session for a truly soothing experience.