I offer essential oils as a part of my aromatherapy massage enhancement. And I had a client tell me last week that she didn't believe in the essential oil foo foo. And it got me thinking, why are essential oils important to add to your massage?
First off, let's do a brief history lesson on plant properties and essential oils. Plants have been used since beginning of time to help with sickness & ailments. Specifically essential oils, are mentioned more than 200 times in the Bible. Before we had pharmaceutical drugs, plants were used in different ways to help the client with whatever issues they had. And now essential oils are making a come back.
I will go over three different essential oils that you may want to add to your next massage.
First off, is peppermint. Peppermint is a wonderful oil to add if you are experiencing any headaches or a stomach ache. A blend of peppermint and a few other oils such as Wintergreen are used in an oil blend called deep blue to help promote the release of muscle tension, fatigue and pain.
Next up is lavender. Lavender is known for its relaxing properties but you may not know that it's great for people with skin sensitivities such as, eczema. If stress is your culprit, Serenity blend maybe what you're looking for. It is a blend with lavender, chamomile, ylang ylang and many other essential oils to help promote a calming state of being.
Maybe you just haven't been in a good mood. Adding citrus oil's such as lemon or orange can help elevate your mood. There is also an oil blend called elevate which has lavender, lemon, orange and many other oils used to help promote feelings of self worth and lessen feelings of sadness and anxiety.
How do they work?
In a massage, essential oils are combined in a carrier oil or lotion, then applied topically. There are also times during the massage where you will take a deep inhale, allowing for the essential oils to be inhaled as well. This is allowing the oils to penetrate your blood stream, making them very impactful. Each oil have their own properties that will promote the state of mind you need.
DoTerra essential oils are pure therapeutic grade oils. They are very concentrated and strong, so one drop goes a long way. One drop of peppermint oil is equal to 20+ cups of peppermint tea.
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