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Aromatherapy massage: the benefits of essential oils

31.01.2024

It is possible to relax at the end of the working day by using such a procedure as an aromatherapy massage. Its peculiarity lies in the fact that there is an active effect not only on the body, but on the human soul as well. The effect of the massage itself depends on what essential oils will be used during the session.

Traditional Thai aroma oil massage: what is it? It is a part of aromatherapy, the high effects of which are achieved tanks to the use of various essential oils applied to the skin. For this, a special technique is used, in which the massage therapist uses various practices. They not only relax, but also remove toxins from the body. Oils are absorbed through the epidermis surface, after which they get into the lymphatic and bloodstream, evenly distributed throughout the body. At the end of such massage effects, the whole body is cleansed, healed, and the tissues are renewed.

Aromatherapy benefits

The main effects of aromatherapy massage are the following:

  • acceleration of metabolic processes in the body;
  • relaxation of tense and painful muscles where the trigger points are;
  • the ability to reduce scars and cellulite appearance;
  • the immune system strengthening;
  • balancing hormonal imbalance;
  • invigorating and balancing effect on the nervous system;
  • blood pressure normalization;
  • activation of blood flow and lymph movement;
  • relief from headaches;
  • rapid fluid removal from the body;
  • removal of toxins;
  • improvement of appetite indicators.

When wondering what aroma massage is, it is important to understand that it is a certain system to influence the human body through the use of manual techniques and essential oils. At the same time, do not forget about such a technique as massage to improve posture: techniques and correction methods bring wonderful results from year to year.

Main indications and contraindications for aromatherapy massage 

Massage using aromatherapy is recommended to do at any time in the following cases:

  • dry skin;
  • chronic fatigue;
  • obesity;
  • stressful conditions;
  • various respiratory system diseases;
  • acne;
  • joint diseases;
  • problems in the functioning of the cardiovascular and nervous systems.

Every master in a massage salon will definitely inform the client about possible contraindications before the procedure:

  • serious kidney and heart diseases;
  • inflammatory processes and oncology;
  • hemophilia;
  • infections in the body;
  • pregnancy (first 5 months);
  • period of active fasting;
  • increased body temperature;
  • thyroid dysfunction;
  • epilepsy;
  • serious mental illness;
  • period after surgery for 6 months;
  • the first 3 days of menstruation;
  • allergic reactions.

Before you do the aroma massage, it is important to remember that drinking alcohol is prohibited 24 hours before the procedure.

The difference between Thai oil massage and regular aroma massage 

Massage using different types of aromatic oils will always be in demand not only in Thailand, but in our country as well. In Kyiv, to perform this procedure, we recommend visiting the Royal Thai Spa massage salon, where the experienced hands of our masters will help you relax and achieve the desired effect. At the same time, often arises the question like which aromatic oils to prefer. We recommend that you pay attention to the following recommendations:

  • orange oil is used when you need to achieve a relaxing effect;
  • lavender is considered to be a real queen, which has excellent pain-relieving properties and helps to calm down;
  • rose, sage, neroli or ylang-ylang will help to invigorate well;
  • quite balanced and cooling is the mixture of patchouli, mint and eucalyptus, which allows you to relax;
  • a combination of lime, lemon, ylang-ylang and orange will help recharge your energy and lift your mood.

During the massage session, there is an active effect not only on the body, but also on the soul of a person of any age, be it an adult or even a child. This also includes the Gua Sha massage technique: Chinese traditions for your health which are passed down from generation to generation.

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