massage is less vigorous than Swedish or body
massage, using relaxing massage movements to gradually
allow the essential oils to be absorbed. It is
a deeply therapeutic experience, promoting both
deep relaxation and the therapeutic effects of
the essential oils, such as invigoration, comfort,
decongestant, calming etc. A full treatment will
focus on the whole body, however this can easily
be customised according to a client’s needs, for
example they may just want a back massage, or
The following is a summary of the benefits:
- Relaxes mind and body, making you feel
- Improves blood and lymph circulation,
aiding removal of toxins.
- Relaxes and tones muscles, reducing
- Removes dead skin.
- Improves skin and hair condition.
- Has a positive effect on the body systems
targeted through the choice of essential
oils, e.g. skin, digestive, respiratory,
- Improves mental and emotional well-being.
Please note that a good Aromatherapist will always
do a thorough consultation before commencing a
treatment, and will skin test a potential client
before using essential oils. They will also provide
advice about aftercare and homecare.
The following books were referenced for this
section and are all available (via the links)
in association with Amazon.co.uk:
of Natural Healing by Anne Woodham and Dr David
Holistic Therapy – A Practical Approach by Francesca
See our full range of Holistic
Therapy books in the Further Exploration