Aromatherapy massage is the alternative therapeutic technique which combines the natural therapeutic properties of the essential oils and the healing power of massage therapy. Aromatherapy massage not only has powerful physical, emotional and mental effects but it is also described as a great relaxing and rejuvenating experience.
Although, aromatic herbal massage originates from healing therapies of the ancient east world, aromatherapy body massage has become very popular in Western world in recent years. The word ‘massage” is most likely to derive from the ancient Egyptian word “mass” which means push softly.
The benefits of aromatherapy massage affect a wide range of health conditions of nervous, circulatory, lymphatic, immune and muscular systems. Experienced massage therapists use the appropriate techniques and essential oils blends in order to achieve the desirable cure or relief. Aromatherapy massage is a pleasant method for mental clarity, relaxation, stress and headaches alleviation. It can cure insomnia, depression, back, neck, arthritis problems, skin disorders, digestive, respiratory conditions and can enhance circulation and immune system. Although, the efficiency of aromatherapy massage is scientifically proven, you should always keep in mind that alternative therapies are complimentary to conventional medicine.
The aromatherapy oils which are used in an aromatherapy massage session are the carrier oils and the essential oils. Carrier or base oils are used in order to “curry” the essential oils into to body and are usually derived from fatty parts of vegetables. Essential Oils are the potent aromatic volatile liquids with organic compounds, which contain natural healing properties and extracted from various plants. Each pure essential oil has a unique scent, different properties and may be used for cure of specific conditions. They are absorbed through skin into the bloodstream and distributed to whole body, promoting physical and psychological wellbeing.
It is most possible that after visiting a massage therapist you will get so much pleasure from the aromatherapy massage that you will like to receive as more massage therapies as possible. Of course you can massage yourself, but it is much more enjoyable and relaxing to get massage by someone else. In addition, experienced professional masseurs know better the techniques and blends that are needed for a beneficial and delightful aromatherapy massage. Usually, they give massage in a cosy room equipped with a special massage table, aromatherapy candles and relaxing gentle music of natural sounds that can make aromatherapy massage a unique experience.