8 Types of Essential Oils for Aromatherapy Massages

8 Types of Essential Oils for Aromatherapy Massages

Do you want to let your body relax with the help of natural substances? It’s a good thing aromatherapy massages exist! Featuring the 8 essential oils for aromatherapy massages along with the potential benefits they can have on your body!

You just had a long day at work and because of all the stress occurring there, you’re feeling mentally and physically drained, your senses are feeling a little overwhelmed, and you know you need a break from everything happening around you. After spending a few minutes on the Internet, you come across the topic, “Aromatherapy massage”.

 

But what is that? You find a few links here and there that kind of describe what an aromatherapy massage is, but none of them really explain how they work.

 

Recall that the aromatherapy massage utilizes Swedish massage techniques along with the additional usage of essential oils. These oils are much different from the oil that is used in cooking or for fuelling your car. Instead, these oils carry beneficial qualities of plants. Essential oils are absorbed by the smell receptors in our system which are linked to the limbic system. The limbic system, in turn, monitors blood pressure, heart rate, breathing, stress and many more.

 

Let’s take a quick look at some of these plant-extracted liquids and their potential benefits in helping you achieve better relaxation when used during an aromatherapy massage session.

Lavender

The father of relaxation essential oils, lavender is one of the most popular plants used with an array of potential benefits. In an aromatherapy massage, lavender can help individuals in:

  • achieving better sleep
  • calming anxiety
  • reduce blood pressure
  • decrease heart rate
  • reducing skin temperature
  • improving mood

Clary sage

Also known as clary, clary sage has many potential benefits that can help individuals that are using them during treatments to relax. These can include:

  • reducing blood pressure
  • reducing breathing rates
  • improving memory
  • improving attention

Orange

Usually. we eat it or drink it as orange juice, but when utilized in aromatherapy massages, the orange essential oil has some surprisingly useful benefits, which can include:

  • reducing anxiety levels
  • alleviating PTSD

Lemon

Who doesn’t like a tall glass of refreshing lemonade? However, instead of drinking it, during this aromatherapy massage session, you’ll have it applied on your back by a professional massage therapist. The lemon essential oil is great for:

  • improving mood
  • reducing anxiety levels
  • reducing stress levels

Lemongrass

Although it does feature “lemon” in the name, there are a few differences between the lemon and lemongrass essential oil. When applied during an aromatherapy massage session, the lemongrass oil can be helpful in:

  • reducing anxiety levels
  • reducing stress levels
  • natural insect repellent

Ylang ylang

Despite not being as big as a name as some of our other oils listed above, the ylang ylang essential oil holds potential benefits for relaxation. Some of these include:

  • reducing heart rate
  • reducing blood pressure
  • soothing inflammation

Chamomile

You’ve heard of chamomile tea, now get ready for chamomile essential oil. When used in aromatherapy massages, this essential oil can help individuals in:

  • achieving better sleep
  • reducing anxiety levels

Grapefruit

Another citrus fruit makes this list with grapefruit taking the final spot for essential oil with potential relaxation benefits. The grapefruit essential oil can help in: 

  • reducing blood pressure
  • improving mood

 

Check out the many massage services here at Wholistic Massage Centre to decide which one is best for you! There are a wide variety of massages offered that can help you in relaxing and relieving stress.

 

Treat yourself to a massage, book an appointment today! We can even direct bill your insurance company making life easy for you! Visit our massage centre today and receive a 10% discount on your very first treatment!