Aromatherapy...

Although I am not an "aromatherapist", I do have some training in the use of essential oils. If you like, I can add essential oils to your session for inhalation and/or topical application by blending with your massage oil/lotion.  You will receive the benefits by either or both .........

Depending upon the oil used, some benefits of aromatherapy:

  • relief of anxiety, stress, and depression
  • improve mood
  • relieve pain
Some oils have anti-fungal, anti-viral, and/or anti-bacterial properties. Some oils may help with headaches, digestion, and/or nausea.

Because some oils can be irritants, I never use undiluted oils directly on the skin.

Pregnant women, people with high blood pressure, history of seizures, asthma, allergies or undergoing chemotherapy should generally avoid aromatherapy.

Some of the oils I use in my practice:

Eucalyptus - decongestant, cooling, helps with muscle pain

Lavender - anti-inflammatory, helps with sunburn, depression, insomnia

Lemon - astringent, uplifting

Lemongrass - antiseptic, mental cleansing

Patchouli - antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, relaxing

Peppermint - energizing, stimulating

Rosemary - cleansing, invigorating, helps with muscle fatigue

Orange - astringent, uplifting, calming

Tea Tree - antiseptic, antifungal, anti-viral, helps with burns, cold sores

Ylang Ylang - relaxing, soothing, stress relief