Aromatherapy massage (aroma massage) is one of the types of classic massage, which uses essential oils and their mixtures, which have a positive effect on human health and mood. Today, aromatherapy is widely known around the world.
Aroma massage is useful in many ways. It tones the nervous system, improves respiration and speeds up the elimination of metabolism products from the body, stimulates blood circulation and metabolism.
Aroma massage rejuvenates the body, helps relieve muscle pain, relieves breathing.
Different essential oils act differently on the human body. Some of them have a calming and relaxing effect, while others – on the contrary – tone and activate.
Essential oils and their effects on the body
Citrus bergamia – has a fresh citrus scent; antidepressant, antiseptic; balances appetite (anorexia and wolf hunger), bronchitis, acne, psoriasis, herpes, cystitis, abscess, eczema, stress
Pine (Pinus sylvestris) – fresh woody aroma; refreshing, antiseptic, energizing; bronchitis, shortness of breath, exhaustion, rashes, sciatica, gallstones and kidney stones, gout, hepatitis, arthritis, rheumatism, leucorrhoea, sinusitis, eczema.
Basilicum (Ocimum basilicum) – the “royal” herb has analgesic, antispasmodic and nerve-toning action; constipation, nausea, asthma, muscle fatigue, smoking skin, pain, cold limbs
White yarrow (Achillea millefolium) – anti-inflammatory, expectorant, stimulant; varicose veins, women’s diseases, hemorrhoids, muscle pain, laryngitis, scars, rashes, dermatitis, cystitis
Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) – smells like a rose; balancing, purifying, vasoconstricting; mood swings, fear neurosis, seasickness, lymphatic congestion, cellulite, colitis, PMS and menopause, herpes, acne, itching, tonsillitis
Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) – refreshing, purifying, antidepressant; edema, migraine, gallstones, arthritis, rheumatism, cold, flu, stress, dirty skin, weak hair, fullness, cellulite, lymph stagnation
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) – cooling, cleansing, expectorant; diarrhea, gallstones, swelling, neuralgia, migraine, sinusitis, asthma, boils, cystitis, diabetes. First aid for runny nose, fever, bronchitis, pneumonia, cough
Ylang-ylang (Cananga odorata) – “flower of flowers” has a intoxicating exotic aroma; euphoric, aphrodisiac, antidepressant; stress, hypertension, asthma, anemia, frigidity, insomnia, tachycardia, intestinal infections, hormonal balancer
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) – antiviral, warming, stimulating, digestive; viral infections, pneumonia, cramps, hypotension, indigestion, bad breath, cough, colitis, nausea, palpitations
Cloves (Eugenia caryophyllata) – analgesic, digestive, warming, carminative; inflamed muscles, intestinal worms and parasites, toothache, cold, anthrax, poor blood circulation, weak immune system
Cedar tree (Cedrus atlantica) – canning, relieving, antifungal; arthritis, dermatitis, obesity, alopecia, psoriasis, lymphatic congestion, catarrh, cystitis, stress, rheumatism, acne, vaginal infections, fear
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) – a light and versatile oil; balances, extremely variable emotions, nervous exhaustion; flu, headache, migraine, hypertension, allergy, dizziness, fractures, frostbite, gas, hormonal balancer, leucorrhoea, ingrown nails. Great for skin burns, scars, wounds
Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis) – soothing, anti-inflammatory, soothes outbreaks; allergies, abscess, conjunctivitis (chamomile water), colic, gout, tooth decay, ear pain, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, cramps, hay fever
Chamomile chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) – analgesic, anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory; stomach problems, arthritis, inflamed joints, dermatitis, sensitive skin, urethritis
Citrus limon – purifying, firming, invigorating; stimulates blood circulation, eliminates toxins and uric acid; arthritis, rheumatism, bronchitis, catarrh, asthma, acne, warts, headache
Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) – a fresh herbaceous aroma; purifying, tightening, analgesic; disinfectant, purifies air, detoxifies; painful muscles, oily skin, acne, cellulite, sinusitis, colitis
Tangerine (Citrus reticulata) – a sedative, soothing, gentle; stimulates appetite and digestion, hormonal balancer; constipation, insomnia, anxiety, dirty skin, stretch marks, scars, depression, hysteria, tension
Uterus (Melissa officinalis) – soothes, relieves, tonic for the heart, digestion and nerves; hypertension, anemia, palpitations, nausea, colic, shock, vaginal herpes, oily skin, eczema, insomnia
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) – antiseptic, cleansing, immunostimulant; gout, anemia, hypotension, dyspepsia, cellulite, muscle pain, poor memory, tonsillitis, pharyngitis, amenorrhea, dandruff, abscess, gum infections
Mint (Mentha x piperita) – refreshing, cooling / warming, stimulating; sinusitis, mental fatigue, nausea, toothache, stomach pain, neuralgia, migraine, headache, varicose veins, travel sickness, concentration
Patchouli (Pogostemom cablin) – purifying, meditative-dreaming, soothing, aphrodisiac; tightens the skin; frigidity, cramps, respiratory problems, acne, sports foot, wrinkles, enlarged pores, wet eczema
Citrus aurantium – relaxing, delicate, refreshing; edema, flatulence, nervous stomach, anxiety, insomnia, acne, sore skin, oily hair, sweating, recovery from illness
Orange (Citrus sinensis) – a sunny scent; immunostimulant, invigorating, cheerful, warming; palpitations, insomnia, obesity, stress, rickets, cramps, gastritis, colic, eczema, wrinkles
Rose (Rosa damascena) – the “queen of flowers” and the most expensive oil is a soothing, soothing, antidepressant; palpitations, menopause, impotence, anorexia, constipation, insomnia, postpartum depression, hormone balancing, irregular menstruation, infertility, sensitive skin
Rosmarinus (Rosmarinus officinalis) – stimulating, enhancing, warming; anemia, muscle atrophy, hypotension, colitis, lethargy, hysteria, hangovers, migraines, arthritis, stiffness, neuralgia, respiratory problems, seborrhea, poor memory
Salvia sclarea – the most euphoric oil is immunostimulant and aphrodisiac; postpartum depression, overactivity, cleanses blood and lymph, hypertension, regulates menstrual cycle, relieves birth pains
Sandalwood (Santalum album) – intoxicating divine scent; relaxing, soothing, meditative; insomnia, nausea, heartburn, gastritis, inflammation, boils, PMS, tension, stress, cramps, leucorrhoea, skin hydration, urinary infections and inflammation
Juniper (Juniperus communis) – purifies, stimulates, strengthens; atherosclerosis, diabetes, paralysis, stretch marks, cellulite, hypotension, stimulates blood circulation, varicose veins, cold feet and hands, hemorrhoids, arthritis, wounds
Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus) – antiseptic, antibacterial, insecticide; repellant (including mosquitoes), stimulates blood circulation; low fever, respiratory infections, smoking skin, flu, cold
Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) – the strongest antiseptic; antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, immunostimulant; stomach and intestinal parasites, enteritis, painful muscles and joints, bronchitis, sinusitis, asthma, leucorrhoea
Method of performing the aromatherapy massage
During the aromatherapy massage, the massage therapist adds the essential oil blend you choose to base oil o into a special aroma lamp. This is the reason why the positive effects of essential oils occur not only when the oil is applied to the skin, but also when breathing. The choice of essential mass depends on the result sought.
Aromatherapy massage is used for:
Individual intolerance to one or the other essential oil.