Combining the healing, stress-relieving and relaxing powers of both deep-tissue massage and essential oils, aromatherapy massage is a complete treatment for the mind and body.
We work closely with our patients to tailor their treatment to suit their unique needs and preferences. With a number of variations to the treatment available, there is a wide array of potential benefits. These include (but are not limited to):
- Treating or preventing illness or disorders such as insomnia or digestive problems
- Reducing pain such as headaches, backaches and muscle pain
- Soothing anxiety and worry
- Improving circulation and qi flow
- Ridding the body of toxins and waste
- Enhancing energy
- Relaxing and clarifying the mind and body
How does aromatherapy massage work?
Using Swedish deep-tissue massage and essential oils, aromatherapy message at Lulu Acupuncture can help to support your mind, mood, cognitive function and overall health, to achieve ultimate relaxation and wellbeing.
During the massage, the oils are gently warmed, to encourage the blood to rise to the surface to the skin. This promotes healthy circulation throughout the body, which can help to eliminate toxins, speed up recovery and alleviate tension and pain in the muscles. Proper circulation also facilitates healthy qi flow, which extends to every aspect of the mind and body.
What are the benefits of essential oils?
There is a vast array of oils available, each with their own unique benefits to the mind and body. As they are extracted from the plant itself, they maintain many of its inherent properties. Through inhalation, the oils can promote positive changes in the mind by affecting the part of the brain that is responsible for controlling the nervous system. They also penetrate the skin to sooth and treat the muscles, resulting in more than just a pleasant, lasting scent.
Your therapist will work with you to determine what is causing discomfort and tension in your body, and what is needed to re-establish healthy qi flow. In doing this, they can also determine which essential oil, or blend of essential oils, will be of greatest benefit to you.
Some of these might include:
Lavender/ Chamomile: Used for relaxation and balancing, and for their calming properties.
Eucalyptus/ Geranium/ Tea tree: Used to decongest, clarify and revitalise.
Clove/ Marjoram: Used to de-stress, warm and comfort.
Nutmeg/ Camphor/ Basil: These can be used to re-energise the body and mind.
A number of oils are available, and can be selected either for their healing properties, or on personal scent preference. Your therapist will be able to discuss each with you to help to determine the best option for your unique circumstances.
To find out more about how aromatherapy massage at Lulu Acupuncture on the Gold Coast can help you, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team on 5679 3513 or via our contact page.