What are Essential Oils? The concentrated fluids from the flowers, stems, leaves of plants are known as Essential Oils. These oils have the concentrated compounds that hold the beneficial components of the plant. Much like the dried herbs we buy in the Health Food store, a vast array of plants have healing properties for a number of health issues. However, the oils have a much more powerful effect, as they are immediately absorbed by the skin, and other tissues, depending on how you apply them. Inhalation is a very effective way to experience the benefits of the oils.
How are Essential Oils used as part of Massage Therapy?? The Benefits vary from oil to oil, but the Citrus oils, like lemon, grapefruit, tangerine, are all known for their uplifting effect on emotions; some tend to suppress the appetite & are used in weight loss programs; all have a bit of a detoxification effect on the body. They refresh & energize. They also make fabulous cleaners! So, when you add these oils to your massage directly to the skin, right before applying the fatty massage oils, you get an excellent application. Then the massage of the full body gets the circulation increased and the soothing effects of the oils are distributed through your body & mind for great results. Plus…clients are always commenting on how good it smells in my office J.
Different oils provide various benefits so let’s discuss and issues you may be having and there may be an oil that will help with relief for you.