Working moms are some of the busiest people we know. Managing a family and a job is a skill in itself. The schedule is nonstop. As much as you may love what you do, it can be exhausting and stressful.
Now, imagine yourself getting away from your stressful schedule for 60 or 90 minutes, with the physical and emotional benefits of massage and aromatherapy infused in your day. How would THAT make you feel?
We all know that massage can help alleviate that stress and the associated muscle tension. Adding an aromatherapy element can take your massage to a new level. Aromatherapy is a practice that has been used for therapeutic purposes for more than 6,000 years, and widely used for its many physical and emotional benefits, including:
- Stress reduction
- Relief from anxiety and depression
- Pain reduction
- Improved sleep
- Improved circulation
- Lower blood pressure
- Improved quality of life for people with chronic health conditions and dementia
The practice of using infused aromatic oils to enhance mood is rooted in China. The Greeks developed fragrances and Hippocrates, the “father of medicine,” is said to have used the ancient equivalent of aromatherapy to aid in healing.
“Aromatherapy” uses highly concentrated essentials oils that may be applied to skin through massage, lotions or bath salts, or they may be inhaled directly or indirectly. It is understood to provide its benefits by stimulating small receptors in the nose, which communicate though the nervous system with the part of the brain that controls emotions – the limbic system – thus explaining the deep sense of calm its use instills.
Our aromatherapy essential oils are natural – extracted from the roots, leaves, seeds, or blossoms of plants. Choose from Lavender, Eucalyptus, Radiance, or Vitality aromatherapy options. Essential oils are widely used and well-tolerated. But allergic reactions are possible in some people. Be sure to let your massage therapist know if you experience skin sensitivity, reactivity to sun, if you are on medications, or if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Make massage a part of your health and wellness routine. Enroll in our Elements Wellness Program™ to stay at your best and function optimally with regular massage at discounted rates. You’ll be in good hands since Elements Massage™ is the #1 rated massage provider nationally. Regular massage can help you live your “busy working mom” life with more energy and less stress. And what better example to set for your children than that of caring for yourself!