Top 4 Aromatherapy Massage Benefits
Did you know the average Australian spends 10 hours of the day sitting down? This is on top of the 8 hours we sleep for. Being inactive in the same position for so many hours a day for most of the week means that we put a great deal of pressure on our back and neck muscles. Yet we only tend to want to deal with it when the pain is already way past tolerable, right?
Aromatherapy massage is a natural, effective way of keeping your body, muscles and mental well-being healthy for longer periods of time; something we could all use in times like these. Essential oils, of course, come hand in hand with aromatherapy. There are three ways you can use essential oils for aromatherapy for massage: with natural massage oils, by diffusing essential oils, or by doing both!
With so many aromatherapy massage benefits to talk about, here are the top reasons why you should definitely implement regular massage sessions as part of your self-care:
#1 Aromatherapy Massage for Stress Reduction
The first (and probably most important) of all aromatherapy massage benefits is their ability to reduce stress levels. It encourages the production of happy hormones like endorphins, lowering those which are stress-inducing.
Diffusing essential oils during massage serves to create a relaxing space and peaceful atmosphere; making it easier for you to drift away to a place of calm where worries don’t exist. We recommend diffusing oils like Lavender or Frankincense; two of the most relaxing essential oils of the bunch.
The best aromatherapy natural massage oils are those with nourishing and hydrating characteristics like jojoba oil and coconut oil. Using essential oils to make your own massage oil blend is very popular as well. Lavender and Cedarwood are obviously great options, but other essential oils like Cape Rose Geranium or Ylang Ylang can also make your experience of aromatherapy more romantic and intimate.
Check out our blog to see the best essential oils to use for a sensual massage!
#2 Rejuvenate with Deep Tissue Massage
Different to massage as we know it, deep tissue massage involves deep, slow, pressurized strokes along the inner parts of the muscle and connective tissues. To relieve muscle pain, studies show that deep tissue massage is very effective in the long-term by encouraging the recovery and healing of muscle tissue.
Aromatherapy deep tissue massage uses essential oils to help amplify the effects of muscle recovery and pain relief. Here are some great pain-relieving essential oils to use for massage oil blends:
- Peppermint oil: Excellent essential oil for muscle aches for its cooling properties.
- Eucalyptus oil: Refreshing and effective in helping reduce muscle inflammation and tensions.
- Rosemary oil: Reduces muscle pains by helping detangle knots and de-stress overworked muscles.
If you suffer from chronic muscle pain and require faster and more immediate results, we recommend that you book an appointment with a qualified massage therapist.
#3 Improved Sleep Quality
Another incredible of the many aromatherapy massage benefits are the improvements in sleep quality. As we mention in our other blog, your rest time is precious as it’s the only time your body has to regenerate and recharge in energy for the following day.
Indulging in aromatherapy massage before bedtime is a great way to set yourself for a full night of top-quality sleep as they help decrease symptoms of anxiety, insomnia, and other negative emotions that keep us restless.
We recommend diffusing or making an essential oil massage blend with Lavender, Cedarwood, Rosalina or Patchouli to help your mind stay blank and guide you towards a state of complete relaxation and positive thoughts.
#4 Nourished Skin: Jojoba Oil and Coconut Oil
Natural massage oils can be extremely moisturizing, nourishing, and rejuvenating your skin. Jojoba oil and coconut oils are probably the best oils to use for aromatherapy massage. They blend with essential oils seamlessly and are rich in vitamins E, B, A, and D - perfect for glowy, healthy skin.
At Oleu Life, our aromatherapy massage oils are packed with nutrients and boosts of aromatic goodness to help your body and mind be good as new after a good, deep rub.
The Yoga Shanti Massage Oil contains jojoba oil and coconut oil as carrier oils. Lavender and cedarwood essential oils bring calmness and strengthen your inner balance connections - serving to create those moments of peace you deserve.
The Treat Yourself Massage Oil uses rosehip oil for a highly hydrating sensation. Because of its rich concentration of vitamin E, it's also a great massage oil to help treat dark spots, scars, and wrinkles. The sweet orange and patchouli essential oils work seamlessly together to create a special moment to unwind and reconnect with yourself
Explore the benefits of aromatherapy massage by incorporating it as part of your self-care routine. It's an amazing natural way to improve your overall well-being; you won't regret it!