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Why Should I Ask for Aromatherapy in My Next Massage Session?

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Haidar Almado

Harry Massage Oz

Haidar is a qualified, friendly, easy-going & open-minded massage therapist with 7 years of experience who provides a wide range of bodywork.
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Aug 26, 2021

Why Should I Ask for Aromatherapy in My Next Massage Session

Evidence and research 

It has been well documented over the years, the evidence that proves and shows the therapeutic benefits of massage and aromatherapy for anxiety relief and increasing the psychological wellbeing of patients with chronic illness, especially for the short term.

It has been also well documented that massage is effective to reduce the short-term effects of anxiety in particular.

On the other hand, aromatherapy has been proven to be effective in many people with dementia, however more studies need to be done in this regard. 

On targeted areas such as the abdomen, massage has been effective in alleviation of colon disease such as chronic constipation.

According to a systematic reviews study done in 2008 by Fellowers et al, body massage and aromatherapy have granted short-term benefits to the psychological wellbeing of a patient with cancer, with their anxiety level having dropped together with its effect on the human body. Aromatherapy has been found to enhance the beneficial effects of massage.

Explore the Effectiveness of Aromatherapy Massages

Did you know the benefits of aromatherapy oils surpass those of regular massage oils? Regardless of your irritability source in normal day-to-day life, a body massage infused with the therapeutic properties of lavender essential oil and chamomile oil can eliminate anxious feelings and reduce stress levels. 

Were you in the middle of a project earlier? Do you want to replenish your energy levels after draining it with overwhelming thoughts and activities throughout the day? At Harry Massage Oz in Sydney, you can ask for a combined massage and an aromatherapy treatment which will give you the relaxation you are seeking to continue your journey with less tension and more comfort and confidence.

Upon arriving at your appointment, we will negotiate your needs and find out the tension held in your shoulders, arms or back. Perhaps it's under the skin or in your mind being an overthinker. You have a chance to disclose your needs and be ready to experience the wonderful effects of aromatherapy and massage. The treatment strategy will be planned according to the information provided so we can arrive safely at the final outcome with short-term treatment from multi-visits or treatment appointments.

Aromatherapy is a useful complementary therapy that I would fundamentally use to structure my massage treatment provision. It consists of essential oils that are derived from plants and have distinctive quality and healing properties. Originally extracted from plants and play a vital role in plants' survival against nature and animal effects, these oils also promote their health and reproduction. In humans, essential oils protect from microbes and pass through to the dermis and bloodstream to create the desired therapeutic results intended with their usage. 

Essential Oil Therapy for Any Health Condition

I use single aromatherapy oil and oil blends depending on my client's needs. Samples of what I started with are: Wild Orange, peppermint, On Guard, Melaleuca, Lavender, Deep Blue, Balance and Aroma Touch Blend. Depending on availability, indication of use and mutual preference a selection can be made.

Wild Orange is known for inducing an uplifting effect, perhaps when you're feeling a little tired or need to rest a little bit. Adding to the touch Orange essential oil has healing powers to the body and spirit. A variety of essential oils can be added to the blend to create the desired outcome of your visit, such as the following:

  • Sweet almond oil
  • Chamomile oil
  • Lavender oil
  • Eucalyptus oil
  • Bergamot essential oil

Precautions with the use of essential oils to prevent adverse effects: they are not preferred to be used during pregnancy or lactation period. Citrus blends are not to be exposed to sunlight after their placement on skin. Sensitive areas in the body (eyes, ears, nose) and body orifices are to be avoided.

Conclusion  

With your journey in life, we get a variety of feelings and surprises. A station that assists you in your journey is remedial massage with essential oils blends. Many pieces of evidence are available that recommended this form of treatment. Our trained, qualified and experienced practitioner is here to provide the best experience and proven results.

References:

  • Book: The essential Life , 6th edition, 2019 total wellness publishing ISBN 9781532384103
  • Book Textbook Of Remedial Massage by Sandra Grace and Mark Deal published by Chrchill Livingstone 1st edition, 2012 reprint 2017 
  • DōTERRA International, LLC Founded in 2008, to share the highest quality essential oils with the world. “Gift of the Earth.” https://www.doterra.com/
  • Harry Massage Oz, We Help you recover and feel Alive again, Sydney NSW Australia founded 2013. https://www.harrymassageoz.com

FAQs About Why Try Aromatherapy

Should you shower after an aromatherapy massage?

No, you should not shower right after getting an aromatherapy massage. Many people make this mistake to remove the oil. Unfortunately, it interferes with the healing process of their body. A massage simply heats the essential oils up. It still takes about an hour for the oils to penetrate into the skin cells.

Does aromatherapy actually work?

Yes, it does. There have been many peer-reviewed articles written about the health benefits of aromatherapy, including the reduction of anxiety, depression, insomnia and other health issues that affect the mind and body.

What are the side effects of essential oils?

As long as you follow the instructions and precautions on the label, essential oils are generally safe to use. Before applying these oils to the skin, they must always be diluted with a carrier oil. Inhaling them is also safe, but if you have asthma, talk to your primary healthcare provider first.

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