Although you may typically associate massage with relaxation, an aromatherapy massage with energizing essential oils can help you to recharge and rejuvenate. According to an article from the Arthritis Foundation, essential oils such as peppermint and jasmine and citrus oils such as orange blossom, grapefruit and lemon all have uplifting properties. When used in massage, you will feel renewed and have more energy. You can also mix a few drops of these oils with a teaspoon of carrier oil like grapeseed and massage onto your temples for an energy boost at any time of the day.
The Oil Massage is a private affair. Private because you need to take your clothes of. With Thai Massage you are expected t wear loose fitting clothes. Leg and foot, shoulder and neck are also clothed massage. The Soapy Massage is like the Oil Massage, you have to get naked. Actually you don't have to be fully naked with Oil Massage if you are shy. You could leave your underwear on if you liked or drape a small towel over your private bits.
The massage itself is quite straightforward. Sometimes aromatic oils are used or you may get a choice of creams or lotions.The sensation as your muscles are stroked, pummelled and kneaded is extremely pleasurable. It is very relaxing and it would be very easy to drop to sleep. Some do as I know from eavesdropping. Back done and you turn over and the same caring attention is given to your front.
Massage oil is able to deeply penetrate your skin leaving it extremely soft and gentle to the touch. When you use a warming massage oil, you will restore nutrition that has been lost from your skin. Organic massage oil bring about a wide range of benefits like bettering your circulation, freeing you from stress, getting rid of pain, bringing your blood pressure down and easing emotional tension. It's very easy to use and apply to body.
There are different types of oils used for massaging the body. Each oil has its own unique properties like some have healing properties; other may have relaxing, calming or even erotic properties.
Essential oils have been known to have a positive effect on all the major physical systems of the body including the circulatory, lymphatic, eliminative, reproductive, endocrine, muscular and skeletal.
The effect of essential oils on the mental and emotions is extraordinary: uplifting depression, anxiety into clarity and stress into calming. Essential oils are known to be sedative or stimulating in nature, addressing the autonomic nervous system to produce the desired effect.
Lavender is the safest, oldest and most well known healing plant; it has been used as medicine, cosmetic, herb, and aromatherapy oil throughout history. Lavender Essential Oil is great for calming uncontrolled feelings and emotions. It's great to use for relaxing before bed.
Jasmine is probably best known as an aphrodisiac and has long been regarded as a "womans's oil". Jasmine is also thought of as a natural antidepressant. It's one of the oldest and most widely used of all scented botanicals and is considered a great base because it blends extremely well with other essential oils.
Bergamot is light and delicate - a citrus with a floral overtone and it has numerous healing properties. It's helpful in relieving anxiety, stress, tension and depression and at the same time it's uplifting and balancing to the mind and spirit. This oil blends well with other oils, especially the citrus blends.
Eucalyptus is a great support for the respiratory system, and is a popular ingredient in cough and throat remedy and chest rubs.This essential oil is also known to kill airborne bacteria and makes a great room disinfectant when used in a humidifier or diffuser! Eucalyptus is used as a massage oil because it's great at relieving muscle tension.