Aromatherapy Massage

Aromatherapy Massage uses pure essential oils mixed with a carrier oil such as grapeseed or sunflower to administer various massage techniques. The techniques used are similar to Swedish massage but with slow, rhythmic and long strokes. Special attention is given to areas such as along the spine, back of the neck, shoulders, and temples. Essential oils and massage make a great combination and have much in common. Both can be relaxing and reduce stress; both can be stimulating and pain-relieving; both can lower blood pressure and stimulate the immune system; both can help to relieve muscular aches and other forms of distress such as headaches.

Aromatherapy is a natural way to feel better using essential oils extracted from naturally aromatic plants. For centuries, essential oils have been considered the most therapeutic and rejuvenating of all botanical extracts.

Many recent scientific studies confirm the positive benefits of natural aromas reaching the olfactory system. Oils are highly concentrated extracts that contain hormones, vitamins, and antiseptics that work on many levels. Because of their concentrated nature, essential oils are extremely potent and should be used with special care. Essential oils can be used for many different conditions, such as, acne, allergies, athletes' foot, arthritis, baldness, bladder infections, bad breath, bronchitis, cold sores, depression, digestive problems, fatigue, fever, fluid retention, headaches, hemorrhoids, infections, menopause, menstrual problems, muscle aches, toothaches, and so much more.

Massage is one way in which essential oils can be used. Through gentle massage, various oils are absorbed through the skin, as well as, inhaled through the nose and mouth.

Lavender is the most versatile oil in aromatherapy. It is known for its delicate and delightful scent. It is also renowned as a calming, soothing skin treatment for all kinds of skin problems and irritations. Lavender reduces puffiness and skin inflammation. Its value as a burn remedy is well documented. The same properties that make lavender helpful for burns and abrasions are likewise useful for sunburn. Lavender is a cooling agent in cases of sunstroke or heart prostration. Cosmetically, it is a skin regenerator. It has insect repellent powers and it's considered an anti-venom treatment for bites and stings. All sinus and respiratory conditions respond to lavender. It is excellent for headaches, particularly for migraines and the accompanying symptoms of dizziness and nausea. The psychological effects of lavender are restorative and relaxing. It is a fine anti-stress remedy for moods of impatience, irritability, and extreme panic or hysteria. Lavender is just one of many essential oils that can be beneficial when used properly. Please consult a professional before using any essential oils for personal use.

Kimberly Redfern has over 30 years' experience using essential oils with massage. Aromatherapy massage can be deeply relaxing, often leading to the client falling asleep. Others find it uplifting and refreshing. The simple act of massaging combined with essential oils encourages the mind to take a break from its usual frenetic activity. A good massage, like anything which has a deeply relaxing effect is followed by a feeling of well-being and an increase in our general energy level.

An Aromatherapy Massage is one-hour or 90 minutes. All prices vary according to the area being traveled to. Please give us a call for a price quote for your area or for our office location.