‘Increase the effects of your massage by including a blend of essential oils… Grapefruit will lift your spirits, Eucalyptus clears a fuzzy head, Sandalwood calms…’
The chemical make up of an essential oil may be complex and this is why a single oil may have a range of differing effects when absorbed or inhaled by the body. Some essential oils are relaxing whilst others are stimulating.
Aromatherapy massage may help with:
- minor infections such as colds and coughs
- muscular pain
- aching joints
- stress and anxiety
- skin disorders
- lymphatic drainage
- hormone imbalances
The effects of some oils are well documented and they are commonly found in remedies e.g. the use of peppermint to aid digestive problems and tea tree to fight bacterial skin infections. Whilst complementary therapies may play an important supporting role in improving your health and well being, they are not intended as a substitute for medical advice or treatment. If in doubt please consult with your doctor.