What is aromatherapy massage?
One of the most popular treatments on the spa menu, the aromatherapy massage combines the power of essential oils with massage therapy to treat the mind and body.
During an aromatherapy massage, aromatic essential oils are applied to the skin using a carrier oil such as jojoba, sweet almond or grapeseed oil. Essential oils are plant oils extracted from herbs, trees and flowers, and each oil has unique properties that confer healing properties.
Essential oils penetrate the body when absorbed through the skin. Depending on the oil used, they provide benefits for both the mind and body, such as improving mood, relieving pain, and detoxifying the body.
It is also common to diffuse essential oils during an 오피스타 massage. When the aroma of essential oils is inhaled, it is perceived by sensors in the nose, which are directly connected to the brain’s limbic system, which controls emotions. This means that the aromas you inhale can directly affect your emotions.
What can an aromatherapy massage be used for?
An aromatherapy massage is not only excellent for relieving muscle aches and other pains, but it can also help alleviate the symptoms of many health problems.
Combined with relaxing essential oils, such as lavender or bergamot, an aromatherapy massage can help with anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Since the sense of smell and emotions are closely linked, aromatherapy can affect your emotions, directly affecting your state of mind and promoting restful sleep.
Research has also shown that aromatherapy massage can be beneficial for patients undergoing cancer treatment. When cancer patients received an aromatherapy massage twice a week, stress and anxiety levels decreased and immune system function improved.
Aromatherapy massage has also been shown to reduce menstrual cramps. A 2015 study showed that pain severity was significantly less in women who had a rosehip oil massage on the first day of their cycle.