Aromatherapy is a wonderfully natural way to treat common ailments. It works by stimulating the connection between the brain and body by using the olfactory sense as a point of stimuli. The use of aromatherapy can be incorporated into daily life through the use of aromatherapy candles, soaps and such. However, to be able to get the full benefit of aromatherapy, you must get serious and learn all about the topical application of aromatherapy essential oils to affected areas for a full experience of healing.
What better way to incorporate topical application of essential oils than using it for an aromatherapy massage. You can enjoy aromatherapy massage with a partner or on your own. All you need to do first is learn and understand what essential oils are best for what to be able to begin aromatherapy massage. When you have decided which essential oil to use, you need to mix your essential oil with a carrier oil of your choice and the usual ratio is 10 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier oil.
You can use different massage techniques with your aromatherapy massage. It may be beneficial however to do some research on how best to combine your aromatherapy massage with the proper acupressure point stimulation for the best effect.
An aromatherapy massage is wonderful because you are enveloped in the aromatic scents of your essential oil of choice and at the same time, you are gaining the direct benefits of topical application of these same oils. Whether you are giving the massage or receiving it, both parties will benefit from this aromatherapy technique.
If you are doing the aromatherapy massage to yourself, be sure to choose a quiet and relaxing area in your home to do this. Perhaps you can do your own aromatherapy massage after a wonderful aromatherapy bath. You can massage your chosen essential oils inside the warm comfort of your bathroom while you are still basking in the glow of the aromatherapy bath.
Work the essential oils into the affected areas.
This way, you benefit from smelling the scents from the essential oils but also your massage will induce the introduction of fresh oxygenated blood to the area that you are massaging. Also, the application of the essential oil to the affected area will give it instant relief by penetrating the layers of skin.
For an aromatherapy massage you can enjoy in solitude but in total relaxation, you can employ the services of a professional masseuse. You can bring your own home blends of aromatherapy massage oil or benefit from a professional aromatherapy package at your favorite spa.
Whether you decide to employ aromatherapy massage alone, with a partner or with a professional, be sure to make the most out of it. Situate yourself in a relaxing position in an equally relaxing area. From here you can breathe and feel your way to better health and disposition.
One last tip for getting into aromatherapy massage: use the right types of essential oils for the corresponding ailments or problems. For instance, if your goal is to alleviate a headache, simply massage to the back of your neck a blend of rosemary and lavender oil. If it's aching muscles and tired joints however, you can try a mixture of one part each eucalyptus, basil and sage combined with 4 parts of your favorite oil like sweet almond or jojoba.