What is an Aromatherapy Massage?

An Aromatherapy Massage is basically a Swedish Massage using massage oils or lotions infused with essential oils. It can however be used in other types of massage such as Deep Tissue, Prenatal and even Hot Stone. Additionally, the massage room also should contain the same type of essential oil scent diffused in the room at the same time. This ensures that during the massage both the skin is absorbing while you also in hale the benefits of the essential oil. At Massage Wellbeing we concentrate on a range of essential oils which is listed on this website. The benefits of each oil are also explained in detail to help you decide what is to your liking or benefit.

How is an Aromatherapy Massage performed?

Depending on the type of Aromatherapy Massage you select, if you go for the traditional Swedish Massage then the same massage style is used. The only difference and this are for any other types of massage, is the use of essential oils in both the massage oil and also the massage room.

Massage Wellbeing’s massage oils are blended by us and only pure essential oils are used. This is so important to maximise the effects of this type of massage.

It is always suggested that after your massage you leave on the essential oil embedded oil as long as possible to maximise benefits.

What are the benefits of Aromatherapy Massage?

With an Aromatherapy Massage you gain the benefits of a Swedish Massage on top the effects of the essential oils.

The benefits of an Aromatherapy Massage using a Swedish method include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Helps to lower stress and can assist in overall relaxation.
  • Can increase flexibility of muscles and open joints.
  • Improve posture by relieving overcompensating muscles.
  • Improves range and motion of limbs and muscles.
  • Improves circulation, which brings more oxygen to muscles and other tissues.
  • Flushing out of Metabolic by-products.
  • Increase of serotonin levels to improve sleep
  • Relieve headaches as a result of stress and/or poor circulation.

What are the benefits of each scent?

As mentioned, each scent has different benefits. Listed below is a brief on each, however more details are found clicking on the individual links.

  • Lavender
  • Lemongrass
  • Calming
  • Revitalising
  • Coconut
  • Sandalwood
  • Peaceful Sleep

What are the risks of an Aromatherapy Massage?

A prenatal massage itself is generally considered safe. If you’re looking for an Aromatherapy Massage while pregnant, it is advisable to speak to a doctor about which oils may be safe ahead of your massage booking. There may be a concern that the essential oils could cross over into the placenta and result in fetal harm.