This form of massage uses essential oils that are added to the massage oil or lotion. This essential oils are absorbed in to the skin, also, inhaling these essential oils through the nose is thought to promote beneficial changes in the mind of the client. People prefer this type of massage because it has added flavor and it helps to get muscle and joint related conditions, physical and mental stress. The essential oils used have different properties like some contain calm, others energize. This type of massage is believed to reduce pain and menstrual cramps (a 2015 study form Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology).
In a study published in menopause researchers compared a 30 minute aromatherapy massage to massage with plain oil or no treatment and found that both massage and aromatherapy massage were effective in reducing menopausal symptoms. Nevertheless, some conditions must be addressed before embarking on this type of massage. Some of them include, client’s health history is supposed to be the first priority by the therapist.
This is brought about by some clients been allergic to those essential oils due to skin reaction, others are sensitive to scent so this aromatherapy massage may not be right for them. In addition, this massage should not be done directly over bruises, skin rashes, inflamed or weak skin, unhealed wounds, tumors, abdominal hernia or fractures. However, there are don’ts while going for this type of massage. They include; don’t eat a heavy meal before the massage and if it’s you first time massage at the clinic, arrive early so you can complete the necessary forms.aromatherapy massage in bangalore