Aromatherapy massage is quite popular today. It is a type of Swedish massage therapy that uses essential oils or lotions which are 100% natural and extracted from plants. The purpose of this therapy is to use all the beneficial properties of the essential oils to help keep your body and mind relaxed. The oils are massaged into your skin or blended with other oils or inhaled as steam.
During aromatherapy, the essential oils are inhaled and absorbed by your skin. They help detoxify the body, affect your mood, and alleviate pain. It is most commonly used with Swedish, lymphatic, neuromuscular, acupressure, and reflexology massages.
Before/After Massage Tip
As with every massage, you can expect to feel stiff and even tender, though this will subside after a couple of days leaving you more relaxed than ever.
If you desire to reduce the tenderness, warm-up your muscles with a bath, a heat pack or steam. Once your muscles are warm, we also recommend dynamic stretching to release some of the tenderness and to further lengthen your muscles.
It is also essential to stay hydrated before and after the treatment to ensure that you get the best results.
Avoid eating right before a massage.