What an aromatherapy massage involves
An Aromatherapy massage is done using Essential oils and is usually done by a trained practitioner. Usually, you will have a consultation before you actually have the massage. This is because the practitioner needs to see which kind of oils will be better for you.
There are generally two types of aromatherapy massages. These are:
- Full body massage
The full body aromatherapy massage is a lot lighter than a Swedish massage. The whole idea of the full body massage is to help the person to relax as much as possible. By massaging the whole body, it will give you an overall sense of well being and by the end; your mind should be completely calm.
- Aromatherapy back massage
An aromatherapy back massage is just like the full body one, only obviously it focuses more on the back. This is actually the most popular form of aromatherapy massage, as the back is the main place where tension builds.
What an aromatherapy massage can do for you
An aromatherapy massage can help in a number of circumstances. If you are stressed for example, an ordinary massage would really help to relax you. However, an aromatherapy massage works a lot better than an ordinary one because the Essential oils have a strong, relaxing aroma. The aroma of the oils sets off a trigger in the brain which then calms the mind and in turn, the emotions. As well as relaxing the body, an aromatherapy massage can also wake you up. For example, Sweet Orange oil is really good for refreshing the mind, balancing the emotions, and waking you up. A lot of people like to have these massages after a hard days work. Some people also have them done in their dinner hour to prepare them for a busy afternoon.