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The Benefits of Aromatherapy Massage Oils

A combination of massage therapy and accupressure are commonly use in combination with aromatherapy for a wonderful and therapuetic experience. Many physical conditions and afflictions should not be treated with aromatherapy and massage/accupressure. The reason for this avoidance is due mainly to the many different benefits and effects that one gets from the herbs and botanicals used for most of the aromatherapy massage oil mixtures. Therefore, it is essential that you check with a medical proffessional before trying aromatherapy treatments for specific ailments.
by JuliaSabinzky


A combination of massage therapy and accupressure are commonly use in combination with aromatherapy for a wonderful and therapuetic experience. Many physical conditions and afflictions should not be treated with aromatherapy and massage/accupressure. The reason for this avoidance is due mainly to the many different benefits and effects that one gets from the herbs and botanicals used for most of the aromatherapy massage oil mixtures. Therefore, it is essential that you check with a medical proffessional before trying aromatherapy treatments for specific ailments.

You need to be aware of both the benefits and dangers of using some specific aromatherapy massage oils. Most of the oils used for aromatherapy massages are not the same ones you'd use in an aromatherapy oil burner for instance.

Warming Up And Cooling Down

One of the many benefits of aromatherapy massage oils are their warming and cooling properties. Some muscular conditions will benefit from a warming oil which will allow the muscles to relax and recover from their condition. Sesame and peppermint oils can cause warming to form in the place where the oil is applied and are great for massaging sore and overused muscles. Arnica and sandalwood are great when the muscles need to be cooled down.

Treating Muscle And Joint Pains

Aromatherapy essential oils are also used to give relief to people who suffer from muscle and joint pain. Common conditions are arthritis, rheumatism, cramps and others. Many aromatherapy massage oils are very effective in reducing inflammation as well as loosening tight muscles that can be the cause of cramps. Sore muscles will also benefit from the massage itself while being calmed by the scent that goes with the aromatherapy massage oil.

The kneading from the massage itself does wonders for sore and tires muscles. Combined with the aromatic elixir that is aromatherapy massage oil, there are more benefits for the person.

Setting a Mood with Aromatherapy Oils

Aromatherapy massage oil can also be used to set the mood or ambience. A person being massaged usually seeks to be more relaxed and calm, which is where aromatherapy massage oil enters. Many of the aromatherapy oils available in the market today cater to this purpose. Aromatherapy massage oil can be applied on the skin for the essences to permeate the skin and work their magic as well as be a stimulant to the sense of smell of the individual being massaged.

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