Saturday, 31 October 2009

Using Essential Oils for Massage


Aroma Natural - A Heavenly Way Back To Nature



Our sense of smell is one of the most powerful senses that we have – certain smells can bring back memories from our childhood, the smell of freshly mown grass immediately makes us think of long, warm sunny, summer days. If you find a particular fragrance unpleasant, this dislike can reduce any otherwise potential benefits, so when choosing essential oils you need to take this into consideration.

Aromatherapy is a complimentary therapy based on holistic principles and uses essential oils to improve emotional, physical and mental well-being. These oils can be used in a variety of ways, the most commonly know is massage,

Massage :

This can be performed by anyone with very little equipment i.e a massage surface, towels, cushions and massage oils.

Create the right atmosphere, the room should be warm and cosy with soft, subdued lighting. Dim the lights or light a few candles and place fresh flowers or burn essential oils in a diffuser to add a pleasant aroma to the atmosphere. Make sure you will not be distrubed by switching off mobiles, taking the phone off the hook and telling people not to enter the room. You may either keep the room quiet or play some relaxing music.

Massage is good for the person doing the massage or the receiver and choosing the correct oils for the type of massage required is essential.

Essential Oils for Therapeutic Massage for Common Ailments

High Blood Pressure :
To 20mls of carrier oil add:

2 drops Chamomile, 2 drops Geranium & 2 drops Lavender

Varicose Veins : To 20mls carrier oil add:

4 drops Lemon & 2 drops Geranium

Digestive Problems : To 20mls carrier oil add:

2 drops Peppermint & 2 drops Rosemary

Pre-Menstrual Tension : To 20mls carrier oil add:

2 drops Chamomile, 2 drops Geranium & 2 drops Mandarin

Headaches : To 20mls carrier oil add:

4 drops Lavender & 2 drops Peppermint