What is Aromatherapy Massage?

Aromatherapy massage (aroma massage) is a type of massage that uses essential oils and their combinations to improve human health and mood. Aromatherapy is now well-known all throughout the world. 

             Aroma massage is beneficial in a variety of ways. It promotes blood circulation and the metabolic process, tones the neurological system, improves respiration, and speeds the excretion of metabolic products from the body. Aromatherapy massage revitalizes the body, relieves muscle discomfort, and improves respiration. The effects of essential oils on the human body vary. Some essential oils are peaceful and relaxing, while others are toning up and tuning in to activity. 

Rules for Performing Aromatherapy Massage

Listed here are the rules you must adhere to:

  • An allergy test should be performed before to the treatment to ensure that there will be no allergic reaction. 
  • Apply a few drops of essential oil to the forearm. If there is no redness or rashes on the site during the day, the surgery can be conducted. 
  • Take a shower before the operation to remove dead skin cells and wash away the leftovers of the cream and lotions. 
  • You must apply perfume two hours before the massage. 
  • Two hours after eating, the massage can be performed. 
  • Do not consume alcohol during the massage. 
  • You should drink plenty of pure water so that your excretory system can remove pollutants. 
  •  If citrus essential oils are utilized in the treatment, avoid direct sunlight exposure for a day after it is completed. 
  • You don’t have to go swimming right after the massage. After 8 hours, it is permissible to take a shower. 
  •  During treatment, it is important to eat well, spend enough time outside in the fresh air, reduce physical and mental tension, and prevent excessive physical stress. 

Essential Oils and their Effects on the Body!

1. Sweet orange

             It possesses antidepressant, antispasmodic, antipyretic, and antiseptic properties. It even boosts the body’s resistance to infections. It is used in aromatherapy massage to treat anxiety, depression, nervous tension, exhaustion, sleeplessness, muscle cramps, muscle soreness, rickets, colds, and upper respiratory inflammatory illnesses. 

2. Grapefruit 

             It contains tonic, antidepressant, restorative, and appetite-stimulating properties. It is used in aromatherapy to treat nervous stress, headaches, migraines, muscle weariness, tissue swelling, and ear infections. 

3. Lavender 

             It has a strong sedative, hypnotic, antidepressant, antispasmodic, analgesic, healing, deodorising, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory effect, boosts immunity, and reduces blood pressure. 

It is used in aromatherapy to treat migraines, colds, runny noses, bronchitis, laryngitis, tonsillitis, high blood pressure, fungal illnesses, dermatosis, skin irritation, overwork, muscle and rheumatic pains, insect bites, and to cure burns and eliminate dandruff. 

4. Lemon 

             It has a relaxing, antibacterial, antipyretic, antirheumatic, antipruritic, healing, and blood pressure lowering effect. It is used in aromatherapy for throat infections, tonsillitis, flu, colds, coughs, herpes, anaemia, rheumatism, arthritis, vein dilatation, inflammatory skin conditions, during menopause, dandruff removal, and bug bites. 

5. Juniper 

             It has a soothing, antifungal, antibacterial, antispasmodic, healing, general stimulating action, and enhances cartilage tissue flexibility. It is used in aroma massage to treat high blood pressure, urinary inflammatory diseases, menstrual problems, rheumatic and muscle pains, arthritis, arthrosis, osteochondrosis, vein dilation, lethargy, apathy, gout, to balance appetite, and to eliminate dandruff. 

6. Mint 

             It has a tonic, analgesic, antispasmodic, antiseptic, expectorant, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, and refreshing effect on the body as well as other properties. It raises the body’s resistance and stimulates the brain’s activity. 

Mint is used as an essential oil in aromatherapy for the treatment of common illnesses such as colds and flu, as well as inflammatory diseases of the upper respiratory tract and paranasal sinuses such as pneumonia, as well as neuralgia, inflammation and irritation of the skin, inflammation of the mammary glands, menstrual irregularities, and insect repellent. 

7. Sandalwood 

             It has a soothing and meditative effect, as well as antidepressant, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. 

It is used in aromatherapy to treat depression, nervous tension, insomnia, fears, sexual tension, impotence, and frigidity, menopause problems, gastric disorders, nausea, nervous hiccups, varicose veins, runny nose, cough, sore throat, fungal skin diseases, eczema, dandruff, itching, and fungal skin diseases, dandruff, and itchiness. 

8. Tea tree 

             It has a soothing, expectorant, general stimulating, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antipruritic impact, as well as being antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antipruritic. 

The oil is used in aromatherapy massage for the treatment of fungal diseases, the elimination of dandruff and warts, the restoration of ligaments and muscles after injuries, colds, flu, bronchitis, pneumonia, gingivitis, tonsillitis, otitis media, thrush, enteritis, cystitis, wounds, cuts, abrasions, pustular diseases of the skin, muscle pain, insect bites, and the restoration of strength in the pre 

9. Eucalyptus 

             Astringent, antiviral, deodorizing, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, expectorant, and therapeutic properties are all provided by this herb. Immune system is strengthened as a result of using this supplement. 

This essential oil is used in aromatherapy to treat infections of the upper respiratory tract, such as sore throats, bronchitis, cough, migraines, chicken pox, arthritic and rheumatoid pains, muscle fatigue, inflammatory diseases of the skin and urinary tract, and to eliminate dandruff and the effects of insect bites on the skin. 

Precautions during an Aromatherapy Massage!

  •  Before doing a massage, a professional massage therapist should evaluate your medical history with you. When it comes to persons with particular medical concerns, it’s a good idea to consult with your doctor before beginning massage therapy treatment. 
  • Essential oils can produce an adverse skin reaction when used topically. Given the fact that essential oils can be absorbed via the skin, it is critical to avoid overusing aromatherapy oils. Aromatherapy may not be a good choice for you if you are allergic to smells. 
  •  Aromatherapy massage should not be performed on pregnant women without first seeing their doctor (and seek advice from a licensed massage therapist who is certified to perform treatments during pregnancy). 
  • When applying massage to the body, avoid applying it directly to bruises or skin rashes, inflamed or weak skin, unhealed wounds, neoplasms, abdominal hernias, or fractures.

The Bottom Line

             To sum it all up, aromatherapy massage is one of the best forms of relaxation out there. It helps address some of our most nagging problems, and fully relieve us of any stress. So if you’re looking for a way to relax and get rid of your stress, then bring home an aroma diffuser and look into getting an aromatherapy massager. You won’t regret it!