Aromatherapy uses plant essences topically and through inhalation in order to achieve a desired effect. In addition to being a wonderful sensory addition to a massage, you can achieve heightened benefits from the use of these. Here are some powerful examples from the oils we have in the studio.
Lavender – heightened muscular relaxation, antispasmodic, anti-anxiety, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, anesthetic, and sedative
Lemongrass – reduces cancerous cells in the body, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory
Tea tree oil – anti-cancerous, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, anti-acne, kills oral bacteria
Peppermint – helpful in treatment of headaches, nausea, pain, helpful for memory, stimulant, antispasmodic, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral
Orange – anti-anxiety, shown to slow pulse and breathing rate
Rosemary – immunity boosting, stimulating while reducing stress hormone cortisol
Eucalyptus – clears airways, antibacterial, antifungal, insecticide (fun fact)
And the best part: at Elevate Massage, aromatherapy is included in your massage! Just let Heather know what you want to achieve or which scent you would like, and she will mix it for you.