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What is AromaRitual™? Introducing Exclusive Essential Oils

What is AromaRitual™? Introducing Exclusive Essential Oils

Elements Massage is proud to have partnered with Shankara, a creator of natural, sustainable skincare, beauty and other wellness products to develop AromaRitual, an all-new aromatherapy massage experience. With three exclusive essential oils and innovative methods of applying them to our clients, we’re beyond excited to begin offering this modality.

What is AromaRitual™?

AromaRitual™ is a brand new technique offered by Elements of Morris Plains. It involves aromatherapy and massage, but to be clear: it’s not just a rebranding of our past aromatherapy massage services. It involves completely new techniques and oils for a truly differentiated massage.

What Happens during an AromaRitual™ Session?

After selecting one of three brand new, custom-created essences, your licensed massage therapist will encourage you to gently inhale the scent for a short period of time. They’ll tailor the strength of the scent to your preference to ensure it’s not too strong or too weak.

Then, they’ll apply a small amount of it to your skin during the massage itself, by using different strokes. While some pure essential oils are too strong and may irritate the skin, each AromaRitual™ blend contains grapeseed, which acts as a carrier oil that protects your skin from irritation.

Once the massage has finished, you’ll be given a personal sachet scented with the AromaRitual™ oil that was used during your session. Smelling it may trigger memories of the massage, promoting profound relaxation.

Elements Massage Partners with Shankara

These oils come courtesy of Shankara, an ethical, sustainable skincare company who donates 100 percent of their net profits to humanitarian causes. Shankara’s philosophy combines ancient Ayuverdic wisdom and modern Western wellness practices to produce a brilliant line of products, including three custom-blended essential oils made exclusively for Elements Massage:

  • Energize
  • Calm
  • Refresh

3 New, Custom AromaRitual™ Essences


This scent is designed to stimulate and invigorate the senses, while also purifying the air in the room. The Energize blend contains essential oils, such as lemon, orange and ginger, making for a citrusy, uplifting scent.

Possible benefits include:

  • Boosted energy
  • Heightened mood
  • Improved circulation
  • Strengthened immune system


Refresh is a lively yet soothing, cooling blend that promotes deep breathing and relaxation. With essential oils such as eucalyptus and patchouli, its scent is minty and refreshing (as its name suggests!).

This blend may:

  • Open your sinuses
  • Lift your mood and energy
  • Reduce muscle inflammation and spasms


Calm is a relaxing blend that actively relieves bodily aches and pains. Lavender, black pepper and nutmeg essential oils provide a floral scent that’s perfect for reducing stress.

You may experience:

  • Calm nerves
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Improved mood
  • Better digestive processes

Of this brand new service, Chief Wellness Officer of Elements Massage, Eric Stephenson, said, “The intention of AromaRitual™ is to create a personalized, aromatherapy experience for Elements clients. Our approach combines olfactory, energetic, and dermal absorption techniques based on modern research and ancient principles.”

A massage with AromaRitual™ essential oils is an experience Elements of Morris Plains is eager for all clients to try!

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