Many people believe that they should only have a massage if they’re in pain. Certainly both remedial and sports massages are an effective means of pain relief for muscular injuries. However the beauty of aromatherapy is that it exists primarily for the purposes of relaxation – which all of us deserve from time to time!
What Is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is the art and science of using essential oils to relax, balance, and stimulate the mind, body and spirit. An aromatherapy massage is a whole body massage from head to toes, where we work systematically on the lymphatic system to expel toxins. If you’re looking for the ultimate in relaxation, a good aromatherapy massage is the best option for you.
What Are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are concentrated liquids that come from plants. They may originate from the bark, roots, stems, flowers, leaves, or any other element of a plant. Essential oils smell like the plant from which they came. This fragrance, combined with the art of massage, is very effective in providing relaxation in the form of aromatherapy.
Essential Oils – Benefits
Essential oils have many benefits that derive from their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The key benefit in using essential oils is that they basically act as a natural medicine – without any side effects.
Some of the essential oils benefits are difficult to understand on an intellectual level, so it may be easiest to just accept that they have the ability to reduce anxiety, stress and tension, and to increase spiritual awareness. They can help you sleep better and enjoy all the flow-on effects that come from sleeping well. Essential oils can even provide some degree of relief from arthritis, can reduce back and neck pain, and can minimize depression. I feel better just thinking about all of these essential oils benefits!
You don’t even have to believe in all of these essential oils benefits for them to work. Just give aromatherapy massage a go and you’ll prove the results for yourself. Certainly you have nothing to lose and a whole heap of amazing benefits to gain.
Why Choose Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is designed in its most basic form to make you feel good. It’s a great massage to enjoy when you are well, however it can also help to address health concerns including:
- Muscular aches and pains
- Headaches and migraines
- Circulation issues
- Problems with digestion
Choosing The Best Aromatherapist For You
When you want to enjoy an aromatherapy massage, it’s important to choose a professional, well-regarded aromatherapist that you can trust. As a fully qualified aromatherapist here at Tumbi Umbi on the Central Coast NSW, I feel truly blessed to be able to help people feel so much better through my work. Aromatherapy is a true gift that I love to give, and seeing the effects of what it can do is very rewarding.
At Karinya Blue Natural Therapies we use a wide variety of essential oils, and create an individual mixture for each and every client. Different types of essential oils treat different conditions. Someone with muscular aches and pains will not be treated with the same oils as someone with depression. Also, the same essential oil that may do wonders for one person may irritate someone else. It’s most important that the creation of your mixture is done with care and on an individual basis in order to achieve the desired result for you.
An aromatherapy massage is a systematic process carried out from head to toes in one hour. Before we get hands-on with your massage, you get a consultation that takes approximately half an hour. At the end of your consultation I create your very own personalized mixed massage oil. This essential aromatherapy oil is then used throughout your hour-long full body massage.
We recommend that you don’t have a bath or shower until at least 24 hours after your aromatherapy massage. This gives the essential oils enough time to be fully absorbed into your skin for maximum effect.
When Is The Best Time For Aromatherapy?
We often picture people enjoying an aromatherapy massage at some exotic island, with palm trees in the background and crystal clear blue water. But we don’t have to wait until we’re on an island holiday to treat ourselves to some aromatherapy!
If you have a specific injury, you may be better off with a remedial massage or sports massage. However if you’re just not feeling great physically and/or emotionally, there’s a great chance you’ll feel better after some aromatherapy. And if you are feeling great, then aromatherapy will help you move up to the next level of wellness! In other words, almost any time is a great time to enjoy some aromatherapy.
When you’re ready to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy with essential oils, carried out by a fully qualified and caring aromatherapist right here on the Central Coast, call me (John) on 4388 4751 or contact me here.