During an aromatherapy massage, essential oils are used to enhance your massage therapy experience. During this type of massage, you’ll inhale the delightful aroma of an oil of your choice. Whether you’re looking to calm your mind and body or revitalize and energize, aromatherapy massage is a great option to enhance your experience.
What is aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy, or essential oil therapy, uses essential oils and other aromatic compounds with the aim of improving one’s health or mood. These oils can be used topically and/or via inhalation.
According to the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, aromatherapy is, “incorporating the use of essential oils, hydrosols, and carrier oils for holistic healing. Aromatic oils and water are used for their therapeutic properties to heal the mind, body and spirit, returning the body to a state of equilibrium”.
Why should you get an aromatherapy massage?
When combining aromatherapy with massage therapy, you are able enhance your session. Your massage therapist will first help you choose a specific essential oil that fits your goals. During your massage, your massage therapist will place the essential oils on specific spots of your body, while you deeply inhale the aromas. Not only will you feel the immediate results, but you will also experience long-term results from aromatherapy massage as well.
So, why should you get an aromatherapy massage? Aromatherapy is a great option for anyone looking to amplify their experience. If you’re experiencing any of the following, aromatherapy would be a great option for you.
You need to recharge after a long week
You are feeling stressed or anxious
You are experiencing pain
You want a more relaxing massage experience
You’re looking to enhance your massage experience
Adding aromatherapy to your massage is a great way to experience the healing powers found in essential oils.
What are the benefits of aromatherapy massage:
There are many benefits to aromatherapy, many of which depend on the essential oil you choose. No matter the oil, aromatherapy enhances your massage experience by helping to align and balance your mind and body. Aromatherapy can help reduce pain and discomfort, relieve stress and anxiety and energize your body. Choose an essential oil that helps meet your specific needs at the time of your massage.
Types of AromaRitual we offer:
At Elements Massage, we offer AromaRitual® or Aromatherapy Massage. This enhancement is designed to align your mind and body in one effective massage treatment. During your massage, your massage therapist will have you inhale your preferred AromaRitual® and will also place these essential oils on specific pulse points of the body. This combination is not found anywhere else.
The 5 essential oils we currently offer are:
Ingredients: lemon, ginger and geranium
Benefits: stimulate, invigorate and uplift your senses
Ingredients: lavender, nutmeg and black pepper
Benefits: ease pain, relieve headaches and create a sense of calm
Ingredients: eucalyptus, peppermint and patchouli
Benefits: breathe deeply, relax and recharge
Sweet Orange AromaRitual®
Ingredients: orange, lemon, lime and ylang ylang
Benefits: restore your health, while you recharge and uplift
Peppermint AromaRitual® (Limited-Time Only)
Ingredients: spearmint, cedarwood and bergamot
Benefits: clarify, soothe and revitalize your soul
Tips on choosing a scent:
With a variety of essential oils, it can be hard to choose a scent that is best for you and your specific needs. If you are looking for a mood boost, try an orange scent. If you are looking to calm your body, try lavender. Here are the ingredients found in our AromaRitual® and the benefits of each.
Lemon essential oil helps to refresh and energize through the use of an uplifting scent. You can find lemon in our Energize AromaRitual® and Sweet Orange AromaRitual®.
Ginger essential oil helps to ease discomfort and reduce inflammation. You can find ginger in our Energize AromaRitual®.
Geranium essential oil helps to reduce feelings of stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue and tension. You can find geranium in our Energize AromaRitual®.
Lavender essential oil is one of the most versatile oils used in aromatherapy. It helps promote relaxation and is most notably used to help with stress-relief and insomnia. You can find lavender in our Calm AromaRitual®.
Nutmeg essential oil has a calming effect, which makes it a perfect addition to our Calm AromaRitual®.
Black Pepper essential oil helps to relieve pain and aches while easing feelings of anxiety. You can find black pepper in our Calm AromaRitual®.
Eucalyptus essential oil helps to relieve pain as well as decongestion. You can find eucalyptus in our Refresh AromaRitual®.
Peppermint essential oil helps to relieve pain and headaches. You can find peppermint in our Refresh AromaRitual® and our Limited-Time Peppermint AromaRitual®.
Patchouli essential oil helps to soothe inflammation and promote healing. You can find patchouli in our Refresh AromaRitual®.
Orange essential oil helps serve as a mood booster while working as an anti-depressant. You can find orange in our Sweet Orange AromaRitual®.
Lime essential oil helps to improve immunity while refreshing and providing feelings of positivity and harmony. You can find lime in our Sweet Orange AromaRitual®.
Ylang Ylang is another essential oil that helps to improve your mood. You can find ylang ylang in our Sweet Orange AromaRitual®.
Spearmint essential oil helps to relieve nausea while improving memory and reducing stress. You can find spearmint in our Limited-Time Peppermint AromaRitual®.
Cedarwood essential oil helps to relieve tension and anxiety. You can find cedarwood in our Limited-Time Peppermint AromaRitual®.
Bergamot essential oil helps to relieve stress and alleviate pain. You can find bergamot in our Limited-Time Peppermint AromaRitual®.
Whether you’re looking to ease pain, recharge, or enhance your massage session, the benefits of adding aromatherapy are countless. At Elements Massage, we create the best and most personalized massage you’ve ever had. Book your massage today and don’t forget to add AromaRitual® to enhance your experience.