WHAT IS AN ESSENTIAL OIL MASSAGE?
Essential oils have been used for thousands of years, offering a variety of benefits from cosmetic and dietary purposes to spiritual and religious use. Essential oils have always been at the forefront of bringing this ancient tradition to modern users, introducing millions to emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness that can be truly life-changing. Incorporating essential oils into a massage session only serves to enhance the healing benefits. At Smith Chiropractic & Wellness Center, our massage therapists are trained to incorporate the oils that will help the most with your ailment.
WHAT OILS ARE USED IN A MASSAGE?
The following are a few of the essential oils utilized and their associated healing benefits.
- Peppermint: Asthma, colic, exhaustion, fever, flatulence, headache, nausea, scabies, sinusitis, vertigo
- Lavender: Stress, anxiety, sadness, agitation, allergies, asthma, chicken pox, colic, depression, ear aches, insect bites, migraines
- Eucalyptus: Arthritis, bronchitis, cold sores, colds, coughing, fever, flu, poor circulation, sinusitis
- Tea Tree: Antiseptic, anti-fungal, infection-reducing, rashes, burns, dandruff, acne, lice, warts, insect bites, psoriasis
- Lemon: Cleansing, purification, digestion, cough relief, nausea, depression, stress, insomnia, asthma, colds
- Tangerine: Antiseptic, sedative, anti-coagulant, anxiety, circulation, dizziness, energy, digestion, bacterial infections, anger
THINGS TO REMEMBER
Dehydration can stiffen the fascia and muscles, which translates to a more painful massage. Ensure you’re sipping adequate amounts of H20 before you hop on the table. If you are dealing with a serious injury though, and don’t have a diagnosis, definitely see one of our doctors. While a therapist can identify and attempt to alleviate any tightness and inflammation in the body, it is very important you first consult with a doctor. Once a diagnosis is given, your massage therapist can work with that information and use massage as a helpful tool in recovery.