Massage is a proven alternative therapy shown to alleviate stress, fatigue, muscle soreness, and even improve overall health and well being. Essential oils also have a pretty solid reputation for doing a world of good for people that incorporate them into their daily lives. Marry the two together and you have a recipe for success like these four popular types of aromatherapy massage.
Lavender aromatherapy massage
Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils because of its large cadre of uses. It’s safe to eat or drink, it smells divine when added to soaps and lotions, and can easily be added to massage oil for a delightful aromatherapy massage. Among the many benefits that you might derive from a lavender aromatherapy massage are decreased anxiety and depression, reduced headaches and nausea, improvement in the appearance of acne and other skin irritations, and so much more.
Eucalyptus aromatherapy massage
Eucalyptus is another very popular essential oil variety because of its great smell and host of benefits it can provide. Eucalyptus has shown to improve symptoms related to the common cold like coughing, chest congestion, and breathing difficulties. It’s also a natural bug repellant, and helps stabilize blood sugar and ease joint pain. All of these great benefits, along with it’s amazing smell, make it a perfect choice for aromatherapy massage.
Peppermint for the win
There are a dozen reasons to choose a peppermint aromatherapy massage especially if you’re looking for an energy boost that you can take with you when you leave. Peppermint has shown to treat upset stomach, ease menstrual cramps, and even treat headaches. It also smells devine and adding it to a carrier oil for a full-body massage will do wonders for your overall health and well being.
Consider a cedarwood aromatherapy massage
Inflammation is the root of most pain in the body. It is the body’s response to illness and injury. Cedarwood is thought to combat inflammation making it the perfect additive to your aromatherapy massage. Other common benefits of cedarwood include for improvements to the skin and as an antispasmodic.