Aromatherapy Massage


Aromatherapy massage has been used for thousands of years by many different cultures across the world. In Babylon, essential oils were used to perfume building materials for temples, Egyptians used oils for cleansing and embalming. Essential oils and the use of aromatic substances are mentioned in many historical texts and scriptures dated as early as 2000 BC. 

In today's fast paced society, stress is a major contributing factor in many diseases and disorders and consequently, many people are looking toward alternative methods to help them relive stress and achieve a better quality of life. Aromatherapy massage utilises essential oils whose aromas produce psychological and physiological benefits producing an overall feeling of wellbeing. 


Essential oils are highly concentrated plant oils that contain aromatic substances used in aromatherapy massage. Their molecular structure is relatively small and mainly consist of the three elements; carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, therefore this explains why they are easily able to penetrate the skin and enter the bloodstream. This absorption is what enables the body to benefit from the effects of aromatherapy massage.

Essential oils can affect the body physiologically in a number of ways:

  • Certain essential oils result in increased local circulation

  • Decreased blood pressure

  • Antibacterial effect

  • Phagocytosis stimulation

  • Antispasmodic effect on the respiratory system

  • Expectorant effect

  • Stimulation of the nervous system 

  • Analgesic effect

  • Diuretic effect

  • Stimulation of nerve endings in the olfactory system, causing emotional response

Effects of essential oils

  • Calming: chamomile, lavender, and geranium oil

  • Uplifting: ylang-ylang, clary sage, rose, and neroli oil

  • Energising: rosemary oil

  • Decongesting: eucalyptus, pine, and tea tree oil

What to expect

24 Hours prior to an Aromatherapy Massage client's must have a patch test, this involves essential oil application to either the crook of the elbow or behind the ear. Providing the client does not experience a reaction, an aromatherapy massage can be performed the following day. During this massage we ask clients to situate themselves face down on the couch with modesty protected underneath a sheet. It is imperative that clients fully comprehend the central role of essential oils within this treatment, therefore, it is not suitable to return directly to daily activities following this treatment since time should be allowed for the oils to soak into the skin. Moreover, for this reason loose fitting clothes should preferably be worn, though this is merely a recommendation and is entirely up to the client. 

45 Minute Aromatherapy Massage

1 Hour Aromatherapy Massage

Course of 10 Aromatherapy Massage


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