An aromatherapy massage is a form of bodywork that employs the use of aromatic plant oils to achieve physical, mental, and emotional balance.
Benefits of aromatherapy massage
-Pain relief-Iphie’s Massage Services uses essential oils, which are natural analgesics, to help relieve pain from sore muscles, headaches, etc.
Essential oils used in aromatherapy massage
Properties of essential oils
Benefits of essential oils
How do essential oils work?
Improve sleep quality
Improved sense of smell
How we perform an aromatherapy massage
– We’ll start with a short consultation to get an idea of your pain or discomfort and any other specific goals you have for the massage. We use this time to discuss any major considerations, such as injuries or medical conditions that might need extra attention. We may also work on trouble spots in my initial evaluation, but we can stop if those areas are too sensitive during the first session.
– Next is a full body assessment using light-touch techniques to assess what we will be working on during our therapy sessions together. This approach helps us find out how tight muscles are and where tension is being held to create personalized treatment plans tailored just for you! We then encourage clients into position on their stomach so they’re ready for either a deep tissue or relaxation massage.
We may start by applying a blend of essential oils that we know are suited for your specific needs and goals, depending on what we talked about in our initial session together. Oils are chosen based on the following properties:
– If you’re seeking to ease stress (that’s probably been building up all week), lavender is traditionally used when massaging someone between their shoulder blades because this area has many pressure points which correspond with calming parts of the body, such as the heart and lungs. It also makes sense since there aren’t any major organs here, so it’s safe enough to apply more oil directly without fear of accidental irritation, unlike other areas, like around the joints, where we’ll stick to a lighter touch. I’ll also use lavender when massaging someone’s feet and calves because those areas tend to be more sensitive.