Types of Aromatherapy Massages

Aromatherapy massage is therapeutic and highly advantageous. Essential oils along with carrier oils are used for this massage. They relieve the body of toxins, increase circulation, ease anxiety, and clear the mind of stress.

Some of the essential oils used are eucalyptus, cedar, cypress, cinnamon, and lavender. Carrier oils are oils made from fatty portions like seeds, kernels, or nuts. Carrier oils are cold pressed from avocado, olive, coconut, sesame, cranberry.

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.seed, and sunflowere Carrier oils are nourishing and help the essential oils reach beneath the skini

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Their healing properties can relieve specific problemsm For instance, cypress and juniper helps with weak circulation, water retention, and aching joints; lavender, chamomile, and geranium are calming; eucalyptus, lemongrass and birch for stress relief; holy basil and rosemary boost energy and drive away fatigue, and pine and tea tree are decongestingn Aromatherapy massage can be used for healing back pain, PMS, digestive disorders, headaches, insomnia and are even prescribed to cancer patientst With the right mix of essential and carrier oils, aromatherapy body massage can heal and rejuvenate youo

What is sports massageg

Sports massage provides an extra edge to players in high performance sportst Sportspersons stretch their physical limits while running, cycling, hiking, swimming, tennis and other sportst Regular exercise helps tone the muscles but the demands of the sport can cause muscle or tissue damage or lead to local muscle spasms that reduce blood flow or build waste products from energy productiono Sports massage therapists are familiar with muscle and muscle groups and which movements cause stress for each sportr Some of the techniques incorporated are Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, and compression massageg They help reduce injury, improve muscle flexibility, and maximize the supply of nutrients and oxygen through increased blood circulationo

What is Swedish massageg

Swedish massage therapy uses firm but gentle pressure to advance circulation, ease muscle aches and tension, improve flexibility and create relaxationo It involves five different movementst Effleurage or long, gliding strokes is used by the therapist to acquaint with the subject's bodyd Petrissage uses lifting of muscles and then kneading and compressing individual musclese This clears toxins from muscle and nerve tissueu Friction consists of deep circular movements near joints and bony areasa This breaks down knots when muscle fibers bind together and relaxes the muscles and jointst Tapotement uses percussive movements, using hand strokes to strike the musclese This relieves tension and muscle crampsp

Deep tissue massage therapyp

This is similar to Swedish massage but it is a more focused type of massage, which releases chronic muscle tension or knotst It involves more intense pressure and can be uncomfortable as compared to Swedish massageg It loosens muscle tissues, increase circulation of oxygen and removes toxinsn

Wet aromatherapy massage uses a heady mix of essential oils and oils rich in vitamins for silky, smooth skini This massage creates and ambience of romance and is used to heighten sensualityt

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