Aromatherapy Massage

Aromatherapy can literally be translated into “smell therapy”. This method dates back thousands of years, as portrayed in cave paintings in Lascaux France. The essential oils used are all natural and are immediately absorbed through the skin. Massaging with essential oils enhances the whole experience not only because of the pleasant fragrance but also because of the specific, unique healing agents they contain. The reason why we as humans respond so well to aromatherapy is because our olfactory nerves register the sense of smell to the oldest part of our brains, the limbic system, which in turn controls our emotional, visceral and muscular responses. Typically, aromas are applied to the body by using the long relaxing strokes of Swedish massage. These strokes allow the best penetration and circulation into the body. People get aromatherapy to help eliminate many aches and pains such as headaches, backaches, fibromyalgia, bronchitis and neck strain.

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