Why massage oils are essential to your setting
This week is National Complementary Therapy Week 2022 and we know that many of you either provide massage or like to treat yourself to one. Whichever side you fall into this week could the one for you!
It is believed that using massage as a treatment was discovered over 5,000 years ago with cultures from India, Egypt, Greece and Italy working on ways to reduce aches and pains in others through the use of their hands.
It was also around this time that massage was used in the prevention of ailments as well as the promotion of healing injuries. However we are looking at the use of massage as a relaxation tool.
There are many different types of massage including hot stone, warm bamboo, sports, Himalayan salt and cold stone therapy. But one of the most popular massages is aromatherapy, a form of Swedish massage, which focuses predominantly on mindfulness and relaxation.
Although it is well known that aromatherapy massage can help with anxiety as well as reducing painful muscles, it can also help with specific conditions such as fibromyalgia, arthritis and back pain.
Using a combination of essential oils, a warm room and relaxing music, many individuals find themselves booking a relaxing massage to help them deal with the stresses of their days.
If you are providing a massage service it is worth investing in a range of essential oils as each one has different properties. For instance, if your client has problems with headaches or migraines, using peppermint oil has been known to help manage them. Likewise an oil that contains camomile is ideally used for those that may be feeling anxious.