Essential oils pass through the skin since they are fat-soluble molecules and the skin contains
cells, which are lipid (fat) rich membranes. Massage and heat
increase the rate of absorption into the skin and the blood
stream and it is suggested that some oils are metabolised within
the skin. The rate of absorption can be as soon as one hour
following the massage.
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Clinical Aromatherapy Massage
combines the therapeutic effects of essential oils with massage
therapy. A blend of essential oils is created to suit each
individual’s requirements. The blend is then applied by
classical massage techniques, which are adapted to provide the
individual with a unique massage experience.
Skill and knowledge are obviously
required in order to select and blend the appropriate oils, with
regard to their chemical properties and safety features, as well
as the practitioner’s familiarity with the bodies systems and
functions to perform effective massage techniques.
Clinical aromatherapy massage is a
holistic method of treating the individual. Rather than treat
only the symptoms of the illness or disease, the holistic
approach looks at treating the whole person. (Although in the
case of specific problems such as a fungal infection in the
toenails a local application can be applied consisting of one or
two blended oils over a short intensive period.)
This is based on the
principle that the ‘whole is greater than the sum of its parts’
and relies on natural remedies and substances rather than
massage treatment focuses on:
The physical state of the individual.
The emotional state of the individual.
Environmental and external influences
affecting the individual.
The spirituality of the individual.
In order to bring the individual to a state
of balance or equilibrium!
Effects of Clinical Aromatherapy Massage:
A clinical aromatherapy massage
provides the individual with a wonderful, immediate sense of
deep relaxation and wellbeing! As well as boosting the body’s
systems and assisting the elimination of toxins and waste
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Oil is extracted from freshly picked yellow
flowers of this tall tropical tree. The flower heads are steam distilled to produce the
essential oil. Ylang Ylang is known for its light fresh balsamic, but slightly spicy
aroma. Ylang Ylang is popular in a blend with both men and women due to
its aphrodisiac, antidepressant, antiseptic and sedative qualities. It is also boosts
the circulatory system.
Blending/combining essential oils
produces a synergy effect – where oils noted for particular
therapeutic properties i.e., anti-inflammatory action – will
produce a more powerful effect when combined, rather than single
oil being applied.
Clinical Aromatherapy Abdominal Massage
Vibration stokes are used over the abdominal area during a Clinical
Aromatherapy Massage to stimulate and clear the colon - great for
sufferers of IBS, constipation or digestive disorders.