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Which Essential Oils Are Used In Aromatherapy

Mar 5, 2008
There are many essential oils that can be extracted from plants flowers, roots and herbs. Many of them are therapeutic and can be used to promote healing in patients. They can be used for massage but should be used by professionals as when used incorrectly can harm and burn the skin. These oils can be mixed with massage oils and used to enhance the massage therapy experience. An example of this is lavender, which can help to relax the patient.

These oils should always be diluted when used on the skin as they can have toxic effects if used incorrectly. Here are some common plants that can be used as essential oils for massage therapy.

Chamomile: has long been used for medicinal and cosmetic purposes but can also be used for massage therapy. Its oil has a calming effect, which will in turn help the patient to relax and make massage therapy more effective.

Grapefruit oil: will also act as a calming agent

Juniper: relaxes muscles

Lavender: has a calming effect, be careful not to overuse, as it could become a stimulant.

Peppermint: is refreshing oil with a clean stimulating smell. It is good for many things including painful muscle relief.

Rosemary: relieves pain, headache and promotes circulation. The oil can be used as a stimulant.

These are just a few of the many oils that can be used with massage therapy. They are often used in blends.

Chamomile, geranium and grapefruit: This has a soothing effect. This will help the patient relax their muscles and make the massage therapy, more effective.

Chamomile, lavender and grapefruit: Relieves pain, anxiety. This will help to relieve stress. This is very useful for massage therapy when you need to relieve tension and relax.

Grapefruit, juniper and rosemary: Stimulates circulation and digestion; relieves jet lag. This acts as a stimulant.

Lavender, rosemary and juniper: This is used for pain relief and detoxification and can be used after sports massage. It is useful for after event massage therapy.

Peppermint, rosemary and geranium: This oil relieves pain and strengthens muscles. This is good for massage therapy when it is used for healing injuries.

As you can see there are many essential oils that can be used for massage therapy, to relax and stimulate the patient. They help to enhance the therapy experience and make the massage more effective. So when you next try a massage take pleasure in the extra enjoyment of using these essential oils and benefit from the added therapy of Aromatherapy.
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