If you’re someone who is familiar with essential oils, you probably have some knowledge about their usefulness, and how they can be used medicinally for a variety of common conditions. It should make sense then, that pairing essential oils with the ancient practice of massage can have a host of benefits for a person looking to be seen by a massage therapist. Here are some essential oils that can be used during massage.
This powerful essential oil is associated with healthy firm skin. It has properties that make it excellent as a muscle toner, and skin tightener. Geranium oil is astringent, so it has profound anti-aging effects on wrinkles. In addition to those amazing beauty uses, it also has a great scent that relaxes and eases emotional upheaval. This gives it strong natural deodorant uses as well, which is a major bonus when you are having it rubbed on you!
The fascinating history of coriander oil and its past uses are quite interesting. In ancient Egypt, it was considered to be an aphrodisiac, and was mentioned in some of the famous literature from the days of antiquity. It was well known for its anti-bacterial attributes, because it helps fight the germs that cause unpleasant odors. Another one of its most useful qualities is its tendency to be anti- spasmodic, in that it helps to relieve muscle spasms when applied.
Do you have sore and tight muscles? Lavender oil is excellent for relaxing muscle and helping it to heal. This oil is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream. On an emotional level, the lavender works to promote and better sense of calm, and well-being. On a physical level, the oil helps to heal blemishes, skin issues and restores skin to a healthy complexion. It can also use its antioxidants to slow effects of aging, and can help fight psoriasis.
Hinoki oil has a rich history in Japan, finding its home in bathhouses, and religious institutions. It has long been associated with the health of the respiratory system by acting as a decongestant, and helping other breathing problems by relieving stress that causes chest tightening. While this oil is powerful and continues to have various benefits, it isn’t recommended for women that are pregnant or breastfeeding.