Inhaling essential oils through the nose is thought to promote beneficial changes in the mind and body by affecting the limbic system (a region of the brain known to influence the nervous system). Some can be very calming whilst others can be very energising. The following are widely used for the following purposes
- Chamomile, Lavender, Geranium – Calming effect.
- Ylang-Ylang, Sage, Rose, Neroli – Uplifting effect.
- Rosemary – Energising effect.
- Eucalyptus, Pine, Tea Tea – Decongesting effect.
Essential oils are also absorbed through the skin, and by doing so have been found to be beneficial for many conditions such as
- Digestive disorders.
- Muscular aches and pains.
- Menstrual cramps & PMT.
- Poor blood circulation.
- Fluid retention.
Your massage therapist may pick oils based on your symptoms.
- Massage may not be appropriate for people with certain conditions, so it’s a good idea to check with your healthcare provider before getting treatment.
- Essential oils may cause an allergic skin reaction. If you’re sensitive to scents, aromatherapy may not be right for you.
- Pregnant women should check with their doctor before getting a massage.
- Massage shouldn’t be done directly over bruises, skin rashes, inflamed or weak skin, un-healed wounds, tumors, abdominal hernia, or fractures.
- Don’t eat a heavy meal before the massage
Timing: – 60 minutes (option to add on 15 minutes face massage).