Are You Asking Yourself ‘What are the Aromatherapy Massage Oil Benefits for My Practice?’
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Aromatherapy and Massage Therapy for Your Wellness Center
Whether you work in or operate a spa, a salon, a massage practice or a physical rehabilitation clinic, there are plenty of reasons to consider incorporating aromatherapy massage and essential oils into your practice. If you already are licensed as a massage therapist, or have a licensed massage therapist on your staff, adding aromatherapy massage to your list of services can be as simple as learning more about essential oils and acquiring the right ones. If that’s your goal, then keep reading to learn more about how and why you should think about including aromatherapy and massage therapy in your practice.
Essential Oils and the First Aromatherapy Massage
In a recent post, we went over our 10 Favorite Ways to Diffuse Essential Oils Without a Diffuser. Aromatherapy massage is definitely one of them! As we discussed, essential oils and aromatherapy have been used for thousands of years, starting with the ancient civilizations like the Mesopotamians, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Indians and Chinese.
Massage Therapy and Aromatherapy Without Diffusers
Since they didn’t have diffusers back then, one of the main ways to use essential oils and enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy was through aromatherapy massage. These massages might be different than the ones you might want to offer at your wellness center, but these ancient civilizations still realized and attempted to utilize the holistic, healing properties of aromatherapy and essential oils.
The ancient civilizations also used aromatherapy and essential oils in other ways. As we mention in our post about How to Use Lavender Essential Oil, it’s said that when archaeologists opened King Tut’s tomb in 1923, they could still smell a hint of lavender essential oil, which was supposedly used during mummification. Meanwhile, the Romans are believed to have used lavender essential oil in both their bathing and their baking. In our article about Castor Oil for Weight Loss, we learned that the ancient Egyptians used Castor Oil to treat constipation and induce labor.
Check out our post on Ways to Use Essential Oils & Aromatherapy Healing Without a Diffuser if you’d like to learn even more ways you can use essential oils in healing sessions. We also have upcoming articles on Aromatherapy Skin Care Sessions for Your Wellness Clinic and Aromatherapy Bath Salts and Spa Specialities!
But while you’re here, we’d like to address your next questions-
Why Should I Use Essential Oils for Aromatherapy Massage?
What’s the big deal about essential oils and why are they better than the healing sessions I offer now?
I already have an aromatherapy diffuser and I offer holistic massage therapy sessions, so what’s the difference?
Not all people like the smell of certain essential oils, is this even worth the risk?
These are all great questions!
So Let’s Talk About Using Aroma Oil for Massage
Using essential oils for aromatherapy massages can be a very cost-effective service to add to your business. Aromatherapy and the different essential oils all have a variety of known uses, varying from stress management and anxiety relief, to supporting healing and wellness of the skin and organs. With the low overhead required to stock up on high-quality essential oils, the only other cost is the time required to learn more about aromatherapy and the best essential oils to use for your spa, salon, wellness practice or rehabilitation clinic.
Luckily, we have a few articles that can really help shorten the aromatherapy and essential oil learning curve!
Our Best Essential Oils for Aromatherapy Massage and Inner Healing
We recently published a page on our Best Essential Oils for Blends and Recipes. The idea was to create a starting point for people and businesses new to essential oils and aromatherapy. That way, interested people can start their essential oil collections with a strong foundation and build them over time.
We’ll discuss some of the aromatherapy benefits these essential oil blends can have when used together pretty soon, but for now, here are our best essential oils for aromatherapy massage clinics:
Top 11 Essential Oils for Aromatherapy Massage Centers, Spas & Wellness Clinics
- Peppermint Essential Oil
- Rosemary Essential Oil
- Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Chamomile Essential Oil
- Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil
- Lemon Essential Oil
- Orange Essential Oil
- Grapefruit Essential Oil
- Cinnamon Essential Oil
- Ginger Essential Oil
Starting with these 11 essential oils will allow you to offer a wide range of different kinds of aromatherapy massages based on the different blends you can make with these aromatherapy oils. Here are our top 5 aromatherapy massages:
Top 5 Aromatherapy Massage Benefits:
- The Revitalizing Peppermint, Eucalyptus & Citrus Aromatherapy Massage
- The Rosemary Oil Scalp Massage Blend
- The Calming, Relaxing Massage with Lavender, Chamomile & Ylang-Ylang
- The Skin Detoxification Massage
- The Weight Loss, Appetite Control & Digestive System Boosting Massage
Peppermint Aromatherapy Massage Benefits
In our article on Peppermint & Other Essential Oils for Energy & Brain Balance, we went into detail about using Peppermint, Eucalyptus and Rosemary to create a re-energizing essential oil blend. We also recommend experimenting with the citrus essential oils in your collection like lemon, orange and grapefruit when you make your energy boost blend, as they all also help to increase focus.
Peppermint essential oil is known to boost energy and increase physical performance, so it is a must have for this combination. Peppermint, Eucalyptus and Rosemary essential oils all also act as decongestants, clearing the sinuses, opening the respiratory system and allowing for better oxygen flow and more efficient breathing. This helps supply more oxygen to the brain, increasing cognitive function and mental clarity.
When applied to the skin, eucalyptus, peppermint and rosemary essential oils all have fantastic anti-inflammatory properties that help treat muscle aches and joint pain. Peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils can help with headaches, nausea and allergies, so you can offer an aromatherapy massage that treats a variety of aches and pains, while also providing mental clarity and increased energy.
The Rosemary Oil Scalp Massage Blend
The Rosemary Oil Scalp Massage Blend consists of three oils: Rosemary Essential Oil, Lavender Essential Oil and Castor Oil. Castor Oil isn’t on the list of 11 Essential Oils because it isn’t technically an essential oil, so it shouldn’t be used in a diffuser. But it is a great addition to your aromatherapy massage oils collection.
All three of these oils are wonderful for hair growth. Rosemary Essential Oil has been shown to be an exceptional fighter of male pattern baldness, otherwise known as androgenetic alopecia. According to a study, “When men with androgenetic alopecia massaged diluted rosemary oil into their scalp twice daily for six months, they experienced the same increase in hair thickness as those who used minoxidil (Rogaine).”1
In our article on How to Use Lavender Essential Oil for Your Hair and Scalp, we mention the vitamins and antioxidants that lavender essential oil contains that make it so great for the hair, scalp and skin. We also mentioned a study in which researchers tested a blend of lavender essential oil and jojoba oil (a great carrier oil) on mice and found that the mice using the lavender oil blend had their hair grow thicker and faster.
We also have a great Lavender Essential Oil Hair Growth: Commonly Asked Questions section where you can learn more ways your new aromatherapy scalp massage blend can benefit your clients and allow you to offer more services.
We also have a post on Using Castor Oil for Hair. Castor Oil contains vitamin E, minerals, fatty acids, ricinoleic acid and antioxidants that support the health of the scalp and the production of keratin. Castor oil also has anti-fungal properties that can help to keep the scalp healthy and free of any dryness or dandruff.
Benefits of the Lavender Aromatherapy Oil Massage
If you’d like to offer the most relaxing aromatherapy massage imaginable, then you have to include Lavender Essential Oil. Our favorite blend for anxiety relief, stress management, and overall relaxation includes Lavender Essential Oil, Chamomile Essential Oil and Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil.
For more details, check out our post on Aromatherapy Massage Blends for Relaxation, Anxiety Relief & Stress Management!
The Skin Detox Aromatherapy Massage Therapy
In our next post, Aromatherapy Skin Care for Your Business, we’ll discuss everything you need to know to incorporate an incredible skin detoxifying aromatherapy massage service into your salon, practice, clinic or wellness center.
Weight Loss Aromatherapy Massage Treatment
An aromatherapy massage that can help someone lose weight, control their appetite and is good for the digestive system? That sounds too good to be true!
You can probably hear your clients saying that already. But you’ll smile and tell them it’s a worth try.
That’s because you’ll have learned about our next blend!
For weight loss, appetite control and the general health of the digestive system, we recommend a blend of Grapefruit Essential Oil, Cinnamon Essential Oil, Ginger Essential Oil and Castor Oil, which we mentioned before in the aromatherapy massage for hair and scalp.
As we mention in our post on Castor Oil for Weight Loss, grapefruit essential oil activates enzymes in your body that help break down fat. Cinnamon essential oil helps to balance your blood sugar levels, reducing cravings for sweets. Ginger essential oil also works to reduce sugar cravings, but its most prominent benefit has to do with one of its main compounds, gingerol. Gingerols reduce inflammation in your gastrointestinal tract, allowing you to better absorb the vitamins and minerals in your food.
For more information on Castor Oil for Weight Loss, also check out our article on Castor Oil Therapy for Skin! Castor Oil Therapy is another aromatherapy massage service you could consider offering. It is specifically helpful with abdominal-area issues like menstrual cramps or constipation.
Interested in learning more services you can include in your health & wellness clinics using aromatherapy and essential oils? Check out our next posts on Aromatherapy Skin Care for Your Wellness Clinic and Aromatherapy Bath Salts and Spa Specialities.
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