Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy

 is a holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being. Sometimes it's called essential oil therapy. Aromatherapy uses aromatic essential oils medicinally to improve the health of the body, mind, and spirit. It enhances both physical and emotional health.

Inhalation: the oils evaporate into the air using a diffuser container, spray, or oil droplets, or breathed in, for example, in a steam bath.

Apart from providing a pleasant smell, aromatherapy oils can provide respiratory disinfection, decongestant, and psychological benefits.

Inhaling essential oils stimulates the olfactory system, the part of the brain connected to smell, including the nose and the brain.

Molecules that enter the nose or mouth pass to the lungs, and from there, to other parts of the body.

As the molecules reach the brain, they affect limbic system, which is linked to the emotions, the heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress, and hormone balance. In this way, essential oils can have a subtle, yet holistic effect on the body.

Topical applications: massage oils, and bath and skin care products are absorbed through the skin. Massaging the area where the oil is to be applied can boost circulation and increase absorption. Some argue that areas that are richer in sweat glands and hair follicles, such as the head or the palms of the hand, may absorb the oils more effectively.

Essential oils are never applied directly to the skin. They must always be diluted with a carrier oil. Usually, a few drops of essential oil to an ounce of carrier oil is the concentration. Most common carrier oils are sweet almond oil or olive oil.

Always do an allergy test before trying a new essential oil.

To do an allergy test:

  • Dilute the essential oil in a carrier oil at twice the concentration you plan to use
  • Rub the mixture into an area the size of a quarter on the inside of the forearm

If there is no allergic response within 24 to 48 hours, it should be safe to use.

Some people report developing allergies to essential oils after using them many times before. If a new allergic response appears, the individual should stop using it immediately and avoid its smell.

To achieve a 0.5 to 1 percent dilution, use 3 to 6 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier. For a 5 percent dilution, add 30 drops to one ounce of carrier.

A maximum concentration of 5 percent is generally considered safe for adults.

Ingesting, or swallowing, essential oils is not recommended. Taken by mouth, the oils can damage the liver or kidneys.

 

We offer 6 different type of Aromatherapy oils that we have blended ourselves. These oils can be used during your massage session as an add on or you purchase the oils from us.

 

Harmonic Seven (Chakras)

Affinity for: respiratory system, nervous system, emotional balance, central vessel meridian, bladder meridian, all chakras.

Aromatic Considerations: Harmonic Seven has a pleasant aroma that just wraps around you and transports you to a place of peace and calm where you may rest and gather strength for the day. 

Application: This blend is meant to be disffused! It sorrounds us with feelings of contentment and faith. Alternatively, it can be worn as perfume, cologne, or applied ot the solar plexus, brain stem,. crown of the head, back of the neck, behind the ears, over the thymus, or on the wrists. Carry this one in an inhaler so that it can take you to a quiet place whenever you need to.

Emotional / Spiritual / Mental Apsects: promotes feelings of protection and safety. From this safe place we can examine ourselves comfortably, listening closely to the whisperings of the spirit andour own intuitive knowledge of our strenths and weaknesses. This process helps us develop wisdom and good judgement and lets us build trust in ourselves and our decisions. Harmonic Seven has a special affinity for the central vessel and bladder meridians. In doing so, it can help us replace fear in our lives with faith in healthy ways. Harmonic Seven brings all of the chakras into harmony with each other, balancing the energy cohesively between them. 

 

Trauma

Affinity for: emotional balance, cellular memory

Resonance: physical, emotional

Application: This blend can be diffused, diluted to create a massage oil, applied to the navel, chest or temples.

Aromatic considerations: calms the nerves and grounds the emotions

Emotional/Spiritual/Mental Aspects: This blend is useful to release negative emotions from the past, whether the memories are conscious or not. The essential oils in this blend combine to clear patterns held in the memory of each cell. When these emotions clear , there is often an increase in intuition, organizational skills, mental faculities, and flexibility of thoughts and reactions.

Sports Injuries

Physical Aspects: designed for the repair and healing of damaged tissues, tendons, and ligaments. Sports Injuries is also a strong anti-inflammatory, making it effective in restoring ,motion to inflamed and swollen joints. It promotes quicker and more complete healing by inducing oxygen and blood flow to the injured tissue. This should be used for sports and other injuries, muscle spasms, torn ligaments and tendons, bruises, and bursitis. This blend when applied to the neck and shoulders, is useful for headaches that are produced by tension, stress, and the tightening of the muscles in the neck and upper back. It is and excellent oil for improving and restoring circulation.

Application: should be applied at the site of the pain or injury and is excellent as a compress or general massage oil.

 

Pain Free

This is much more than a pain reliever, although it is strongly analgesic. It promotes quicker healing by bringing oxygen to the injured area and increasing circulation. It is anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and calming to nerves. This essential oil blend can be used for sciatica, bone pain, arthritis, sports injuries, muscle spasms, torn ligaments, headaches, osteoporosis, bone spurs, bursititis, back pain, and bruising. It contains essential oils that make it useful as a muscle relaxant and as a respiratory oil.

Affinity for: Nervous system, muscle tissue, bones

Resonance: physcial, emotional

Application: should be applied to the area where the pain is located. It can also be used very effectively as a compress. 

Deep Muscle Relaxation

Has an aroma that is pleasant and light for lifting the mood and clearing the mind

Affinity for: skin, muscle, bones

Resonance: physical

Application: Use this as a massage oil for tired, overworked muscles, or to help you relax at the end of a long day. It can be added to a bath as an excellent muscle relaxant and overall tonic. Its to be used when muscles are tight, strained, or injured. This blend is analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and has some excellent nervine properties. Besides sports injuries and muscle relaxation, it can be used for back pain, sciatica, bruising and charley horses.