Aromatherapy incorporates the use of scented essential oils into a massage and is a specific type of therapy that alternates between gentle and harder pressure while using a specific blend of essential oils. These oils are diluted before use and are applied during your massage. Such oils are known to have healing properties upon inhaling after exposure, and the direct contact of your body with these essential oils will provide you with benefits as well.

For starters, aromatherapy massage can decrease stress and anxiety. You will also experience pain relief and will feel more calm and relaxed. This type of massage can reduce symptoms of depression, decrease muscle tension and ease pain from various conditions, including arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic lower back pain, temporomandibular joint dysfunction and more. This means you won’t just leave with a full body massage, you will also experience emotional healing and relaxation as well.

This form of massage is so effective that some therapists even ask their clients to inhale the oils through a diffuser. There are different essential oils that correlate with different healing purposes, so you need to discuss your conditions or needs with your therapist so that they can apply the oils that are best for you. If, for example, you have trouble sleeping, lavender would be ideal, and this will be applied during your session. If you are suffering from emotional distress, rosemary will be applied, so you need to talk about the reason why you are seeking this type of massage.

The different types of essential oils all have different healing properties, and if you are looking for help in muscle tone and body work, Marjoram and Balsam Fir will help. Lemongrass and White Fir are known to reduce inflammation, so these would be used to help with muscle tone as well. If you suffer from joint pain, essential oils would be very helpful, and wintergreen, in particular, can ease the tension in your joints. Birch is also known to have the same healing properties and Roman Chamomile and Spruce are oils that can help with inflammation and aching. Joint pain is quite common for those who indulge in physical activity, and this issue can also arise in seniors as joint pain often comes with old age. Aromatherapy massage can provide you with relief from this type of pain and can also help with connective tissue as well. Lemongrass is often used to help with ligaments, and German chamomile is known to improve connective tissue problems as well.

It’s important that you discuss any issue you have with your therapist so that they know what to work on and the specific oils they should use. The experts at Prairie Sage Massage will make sure you enjoy your experience, and our team will ensure you relax so that you enjoy all of the benefits aromatherapy provides. If you’d like more information or want to schedule an appointment, contact us today!