These Are The Best Essential Oils For Aromatherapy Massage
Essential oils (EOs) are very concentrated plant materials that contain many different active compounds that are known to offer many health benefits and be effective in stimulating healing, boosting immunity, inducing relaxation, improving emotional well-being, reducing stress, and improving sleep.
EOs are also commonly used for skin care, beauty, and anti-aging purposes.
These potent plant extracts can come from many different sources like tree bark, tree resin, roots, leaves, flowers, nuts, seeds, and even fruits like lemon, grapefruit, and orange.
The therapeutic use of EOs is called aromatherapy.
Aromatherapists can also use EOs for massages for specific purposes such as stress-relief, pain-relief, and mood management.
What is an aromatherapy massage?
An aromatherapy massage is the mix of both practices – massage therapy and aromatherapy in the same session.
It doesn’t matter what type of massage you’re after – EOs work effectively on all different types from deep tissue to foot massage and reflexology.
Your massage therapist will use a diffuser to infuse the air with EOs during your session or add them to common massage oils like coconut oil.
It’s often recommended to diffuse and use the oils topically to enhance their therapeutic and healing effects.
Because EOs are highly concentrated it is advisable to dilute them with a carrier oil before topical application.
Popular massage oils/ carrier oils are:
- Fractionated coconut oil
- Jojoba oil
- Sweet almond oil
- Sunflower oil (rich in fatty acids)
- Avocado oil
- Grapeseed oil
Here are some of the most popular EOs for enhancing the aromatherapy massage experience:
- Peppermint essential oil
- Lavender essential oil
- Geranium essential oil
- Chamomile oil
- Frankincense oil
- Bergamot oil
- Grapefruit oil
- Ylang Ylang oil
- Sandalwood oil
- Cedarwood oil
- Lemongrass oil
- Tea tree oil
- Clary Sage oil
- Basil oil
- Neroli oil
What is the best essential oil blend for sore muscles?
Certain EOs are known to have pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties, which makes them particularly effective at treating muscle pain and tension.
Try this DIY EO massage blend and mix it with ½ cup of your favorite carrier/massage oil to give yourself a massage in any sore area:
- 5 drops lavender
- 5 drops eucalyptus
- 5 drops helichrysum
- 5 drops peppermint
- 5 drops rosemary
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Make your favorite treatment last even longer (100 minutes).
Four Hands Massage – $189 for 50 min.
Two therapists treat you to the modality of your choice.
Couples Massage – $198 for 50 min.
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Deep Sports Massage – $115 for 50 min.
For all-over toning, targets certain areas for tension release, stimulates metabolic rate for increased circulation, respiration ratio and tensile strength.
Neural-Muscular Therapy – $115 for 50 min.
Specialized techniques and trigger-point pressure releases constricted or aggravated muscle groups throughout body, such as shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees.
Neural Repatterning – $115 for 50 min.
Extension, rotation, and energetic massage techniques re-pattern the neural relay systems to break down old habits and attitudes, allowing for rapid reflex responses and decision-making.
Spinal Release Postural Therapy – $115 for 50 min.
Gentle myofascial motions, light pressure, and rub out of key areas of supportive muscle tissues help to realign infrastructure for enhanced body mechanics. Balance bio-electrical system for smooth, easy motion, creating a more healthful state.
Shiatsu – $115 for 50 min.
This acupressure massage applies firm, but not acute, pressure to specific points in the body to stimulate and unblock “meridians” (the pathways through which life energy flows).
Myofascial Release – $115 for 50 min.
A safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue to eliminate pain and restore motion.
Sports Bath for Heavy Minds and Muscles – $40 for 30 min.
For tired feet, ankles, and aching joints as well. A concentrated saline solution of ancient sea salts extracts toxic fluids for easy breathing, clear thinking, and furnishes a complete spectrum of mineralized elements needed by the cells for vitality and easy motion.
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Lymphatic Massage – $115 for 50 min.
Light flowing strokes over lymphatic byways with deliciously scented and detoxifying essential oils stimulates release of wastes residue throughout the body. Improves circulation, breathing, and tissue resilience. Especially effective for improved metabolism, weight control, and depression.
Thai Massage – $115 for 50 min. / $240 for 100 min.
An energizing and relaxing form of bodywork which includes the therapists use of hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like stretches. Many people say Thai massage is like doing yoga without any work. Muscle compression, joint mobilization, and acupressure are also used during treatment.
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Smooth, warm stones glide over the skin to dissolve tense, tight tissues within, as sweet smelling grasses activate the olfactory system to combat emotional distress and the muffled cadence of native drumming lulls the busy mind into a blissful state of sweet surrender and rest. Highly requested.
Lomi Lomi Hawaiian Massage – $115 for 50 min. / $240 for 100 min.
Therapist uses soft inner arm in rhythmic movements to create a dance of long gliding and stretching strokes–blending in work with hands, fingertips, knuckles, and elbows for deeper pressure. Soothed by the luscious scent and sounds of the Aloha Islands and traditional Hawaiian healing motions, your body will fall into deep contentment and pure delight.
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Full Body Reflexology and Zone Therapy – $99 for 50 min.
Reduces shoulder and back pain, headaches, and increases stress resilience. Stimulates the circulatory and nervous system, thus energizing and toning the entire body. Throughout works feet, ankles, hands, shoulders, neck, ears, and scalp.