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Aromatherapy

 

What is aromatherapy? It is the use of essential oils from a variety of plant materials used for healing. The oils are concentrated extracts containing their own mix of active ingredients. Aroma makes it seem as though the oils are just inhaled, but they are also applied to the skin during a massage.

 

For nearly 6000 years, essential oils have been used for many purposes. The Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Chinese, and Indians used them therapeutically as well as in cosmetics. They were also used for hygiene, spiritual and ritualistic reasons.  As of World War I it was found that essential oils aided in the healing of burns and skin infections.  By the 1950’s, massage therapists, beauticians, and many health care professionals began using aromatherapy.

 

In the 1980’s aromatherapy became very popular in the US. Many lotions, candles and other beauty products are sold as aromatherapy. However, many of these products contain synthetic fragrances and do not have the same properties as natural essential oils.

 

Greater overall health is supported and elevates your massage with our  Aromatherapy Enhancement through via essential oils.   Selected therapeutic grade oils are specifically blended to help you feel good in your body, calm your nervous system, and realign your spirit, body, and mind. 

 

The blended oils are topically massaged onto your skin and your senses will be delighted as you breathe in the aromas via a special diffuser.

 

Relaxation & Comfort 
This delicious blend of Basil, Grapefruit, Cypress, Marjoram, Peppermint, and Lavender will support you in releasing stress and promoting feelings of peacefulness.

 

Breathe Ease
Feeling sinus congestion or seasonal allergies? This fresh and airy blend of Laurel Leaf, Eucalyptus Leaf, Peppermint, Melaleuca, Lemon Peel, Cardamom, and Ravensara will open your airways and ease your breathing leaving you feeling more rested and refreshed.

 

Energize and Refresh
Feeling tired, run down and stressed?  Aromas of Wild Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Bergamot, Tangerine, and Clementine with a hint of Vanilla will relieve tension and promote feelings of clarity and invigoration.

 

Peppermint 
The refreshing scent of peppermint promotes healthy respiratory function and clear breathing.  This minty, fresh, herbaceous scent will refresh and revitalize you.   When used during a massage, peppermint oil can help bring more oxygen to your brain by opening up the small airways, increasing alertness, focus, productivity and positive emotions.

 

As always, you will be asked to complete an in-depth intake form. Certain scents and therapies should not be used on pregnant women, people with allergies, severe asthma, a history of seizures or high blood pressure. It’s always a good idea to check with your primary health care professional if you fall into any of these categories.

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