Benefits of Aromatherapy Massage

Aromatherapy massage
Is a great way to reap the benefits of topical application of essential oils along with the soothing therapeutic benefits of massage. During an aromatherapy massage, essential oils are rubbed into, and absorbed by, the skin. The aromatherapy massage oils selected depend on what the particular ailment is and the desired healing outcome.

Aromatherapy massage has been shown to be highly beneficial
In reducing the level of harmful stress hormones, called Cortisols, in the body and stimulates blood circulation, which increases the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the cells. It also benefits the body’s nervous,  lymphatic, immune and muscular systems.

Some benefits of aromatherapy massage include:

  • Relaxation and stress relief
  • Promote rejuvenation and regeneration of skin cells
  • Minimize acne and scarring
  • Boost the immune, respiratory and circulatory systems
  • Mood enhancement, balance and well-being
  • Relief from anxiety
  • Improve sleep
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Relieve tension headaches
  • Aid blood circulation
  • Relief of muscle tension and stiffness
  • Relief from muscle spasm
  • Greater joint flexibility
  • Reduced blood pressure
  • Supports healing

Precautions- Massage is not recommended for certain conditions:

  • Infectious skin disease, rash, or open wounds
  • Immediately after surgery
  • Immediately after chemotherapy or radiation, unless recommended by your doctor
  • Prone to blood clots. There is a risk of blood clots being dislodged which can lead to aneurysm. If you have heart disease, check with your doctor before having a massage
  • Massage should not be done directly over bruises, inflamed skin, unhealed wounds, tumors, abdominal hernia, or areas of recent fractures.

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Des Moines, WA 98198

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Leanne Kuhlman, Licensed Massage Practitioner, Reiki Master / Teacher

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