Why do you want aromatherapy as part of your massage? Quite simply, it enhances the work your massage therapist is doing. As your therapist manually brings blood into undernourished muscles and breaks apart stubborn knots and adhesions, essential oils can reduce pain, combat inflammation, reduce spasms, and further increase circulation. That's not the end of the list! Each essential oil has an incredible resume, so to speak.
Lavender, Eucalyptus, and Peppermint are all particularly loved by your muscles. Each provides relief from muscle aches and pains. Are you feeling stuffed up from a cold or allergies? These essential oils are great for your respiratory health and helping clear those sinuses, too.
Grapefruit and Rose Geranium are excellent for increasing blood flow, while also toning skin and muscles. Rose and Grapefruit even aid in purifying your blood from those pesky, pain inducing toxins released during your massage.
Aromatherapy also has a very beneficial effect on your mood. Is your brain fried after a stressful day of work or study? Eucalyptus and Peppermint bring you back out of that fog while your massage restores your mind, body and spirit. If you are feeling particularly wound up, go for that relaxing lavender.
Get more out of your next massage and include one of these spectacular oils!
Lavender ~ Eucalyptus ~ Peppermint ~ Grapefruit ~ Rose Geranium