(Last Updated on : 15/04/2017)
massages possess a miraculous power of healing and are utilized for relieving stress by performing various kinds of relaxing treatments to the human body. Aromatherapy massages are beneficial for people, for innumerable reasons. These kinds of treatments improve blood circulation, calm the nervous system, strengthens or relaxes muscles, ease aches, cramps
and severe pains in joints and muscles. In basic terms, massage
is a way of stroking the body, with variations in the length and depth of strokes.
Types of Aromatherapy Massages
There are several kinds of aromatherapy massages for different parts of a body which include:
Arms & Hands
Self Chest, Neck and Back Massage
Self Face and Scalp Massage
Stress Reliever Massage
Feet & Leg Massage
The Lower Legs And Knees
The Upper Legs
Back of the Legs Massage
Hands and Arms Massage
The Abdomen Massage
The Shoulder and Neck Massage
Guidelines for Aromatherapy Massages
One need not be an expert to give a soothing massage to family or friends. One just needs to learn a few basic movements. However, there are certain terms or conditions when it should be avoided and to be followed when giving or receiving aromatherapy massage.
While massaging one should take care and not massage:
Any infected area
A person who is feverish or has a raised temperature
Over an area where varicose veins are present
Over any unusual swelling or inflammation
Bruised or broken skin
Recently consumed a large meal, alcohol or addictive substances
Suffers from heart attacks or strokes
Before massaging one should:
Make sure the room is warm enough.
Warm the hands before massaging.
Part of the benefits of aromatherapy massage is the feeling of getting away from the stressful day-to-day living. Soothing music
and soft lights can create a relaxing environment. The choice of music and lights can be changed according to personal taste and preferences.
Benefits of Aromatherapy Massages
Aromatherapy massages use nourishing oils
which are absorbed into the human skin by topical application. This enables the promotion of a holistic healing of the entire human body by enhancing blood circulation and internal healing. Aromatherapy massages are extremely beneficial for people belonging to every age groups starting from babies to the elderly. Conditions like stress, depression and anxiety, fatigue, high blood pressure
, complications during pregnancy, menstruation or menopause
, respiratory ailments like asthma
and numerable skin maladies
A good aromatherapy massage complemented with the right atmosphere is an experience in itself. Aromatherapy massage is a gentle healing art suitable for everyone from babies to the very elderly.