Essential oils are concentrated plant based oils that can be used to address a variety of ailments. They are most commonly used to either calm and relieve stress or uplift and energize. Some are also used to relieve congestion and cold symptoms and other medical ailments. Essential oils can be sprayed into the air with a diffuser or rubbed directly on the skin. Many of the oils are so concentrated that direct contact may cause irritation. Most essential oils should be diluted with a carrier oil, like almond oil.

Essential Oils

Aromatherapy massage combines massage with the use of essential oils. These oils are absorbed through the skin as the massage is applied, as well as inhaled as you relax into the massage. With aromatherapy massage, the oils have a dual effect. Oils such as peppermint can clarify and energize, while chamomile and lavender calm and relax. Studies have found that lavender can physically reduce anxiety and improve sleep. Eucalyptus is often used to relieve respiratory problems, it is also used to eliminate headaches and muscle aches. The number and combinations of essential oils are boundless and many ailments can be treated using these amazing natural tools.

Breckenridge aromatherapy massage

Massage

Swedish massage is most often used along with aromatherapy. Swedish massage uses a combination of strokes to relieve tension in the neck and back. While Swedish is the most common type of massage, aromatherapy can be combined with most types of massage. Talk with your massage therapist about what type of massage is right for your body.

Our Breckenridge Spa

At the Spa at Breckenridge, our professional massage therapists will work with you to tailor a massage that will best meet your emotional and physical needs. An aroma test is then performed to find the ideal oils for your aromatherapy massage. We offer a choice of twelve essential oils from Aromatherapy Associates so that you are sure to find the right oil for your needs.

Stress Relief

Massage and essential oils work together to relieve your stress and anxiety. Being enveloped in scent can help you relax and clear an overactive mind. The essential oils can also work physically to relieve tension or pain. This combination of oil and massage is sure to leave you feeling radiant and well and confident to take on your day.
Consider working with one of our professional aromatherapy massage therapists in Breckenridge to curate an exquisite aromatherapy massage experience.

Sources

“Most Popular Essential Oils” aromatherapy.com
“Aromatherapy Massage Benefits” AVeryWellMind

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Date posted: September 10, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on How Essential Oils Can Improve Your Massage Experience

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