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Aromatic Skin Massage Oil
has become a real buzzword. But, you might well ask, what
does it mean? Aromatherapy is the use of liquid plants material
used for a beneficial effect on someone’s mood or health.
Gentle heat is used to release natural essential oils’
beneficial properties. In aromatherapy, the fragrance
oils used from different plants are burned to release
their active properties (like sandalwood), rubbed into
the body (like sesame) so that the body’s heat helps
release the oils, or used in other ways.
Aromatherapy is often used in conjunction with massage
therapy. It’s natural, of course, given aromatherapy’s
beneficial aspects as well as those of massage therapy, for
a health professional or a masseuse to choose to combine the
What is massage therapy? It’s a system of kneading
different parts of the body, or placing pressure on different
parts of the body, in order to relieve tension. Different
types of massage lotions or aromatic massage
oils may be used during this process. While these
lotions may have the pleasant side effect of helping soften
the skin, they also provide the health professional or masseuse
with lubrication that allows treatment of deeper-lying tissues.
Massage can be relaxing, or stimulating; it depends on the
style of massage. Aromatherapy enhances the benefits of relaxing
massage. Just as massage relieves stress and tension, relaxes,
or even reassures, the essential oils used
in aromatherapy can enhance or extend or even protract these
effects. Many spas and salons offer aromatherapy treatments
in conjunction with massage or other beneficial treatments.
So, too, does aromatherapy enhance the benefits of a stimulating
massage? Because just as massage can improve blood circulation
and breathing, aromatherapy enhances these beneficial effect.
Spas and biomedical treatment centers will offer patients
the option of stimulating massage for circulatory and
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