Aromatherapy may be added as an enhancement to any massage session from a LaVida Massage Wellness Center. This enhancement provides guests with a highly beneficial, and therapeutic experience. Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils from plants for healing. Aromatherapy is not only the inhalation of the scent, but also the action of massaging the essential oils into the skin. Whether inhaled or applied to the skin, essential oils are gaining attention as an alternative treatment for infections, stress, and other health problems. Aromatherapy accesses and cultivates the unique qualities of different essential oils to help relax the mind, body, and soul during a LaVida Massage Session. There is nothing contrived or artificial about aromatherapy; everything used in the process comes from a natural resource, and the rejuvenating effects of Aromatherapy cannot be dismissed. Aromatherapy may benefit those with asthma or breathing problems and has been clinically proven to activate the most obscure human memories, as sense of smell correlates most strongly to the human’s sense of taste and memory. The power of smell is mysterious and highly beneficial.
Included is a list of LaVida Massage Essential Oils, and some of the benefits associated with each:
Peppermint: Alleviates headaches, revitalizes.
Lavender: Reduces stress, and anxiety.
Eucalyptus: Promotes sinus health, reduces soreness.
Tea Tree: Reduces congestion, stimulates the immune system.
Lemon: Mood brightening, uplifting.
Tangerine: Refreshing, reduces emotional stress.
Frankincense: Relives chronic stress, reduces inflammation.
Spearmint: Promotes digestion, boosts respiratory health.
We also offer our LaVida Massage custom blends:
Loving Life: Romantic, comforting, calming.
Life in Focus: Balancing, centering, focusing.
Happy Life: Uplifting, refreshing, energizing.
ZZZ Life: Calming, Relaxing, soothing.
Life Purified: Purifying, cleansing, refreshing.
Life in Harmony: Calming, soothing, uplifting.
Life’s Armor: Uplifting, energizing aroma ideal for freshening and cleansing.
Essential oils are available at your local LaVida Massage Center.
Applying the Methodology
One of the most common and effective applications is the direct inhalation method. What makes this application so beneficial is that the guest does not have to worry about an inadequate amount of essential oils being released by aerial diffusion - also referred to as environmental fragrance. During the direct inhalation method, the Massage Therapist will place the correct and measured amount of Essential Oil on a cotton ball or tissue that is then placed under the face cradle (during a Massage Session). This is especially popular for Essential Oils that are intended to assist with respiratory or sinus ailments as well as the psychological benefits of a good smell! It is important to be very careful while practicing this application if you have a history of nasal problems or allergies.
Another common practice is to mix the oil into the guest's massage lotion and apply the mixture topically. Because some oils are powerful enough to burn the skin, this sort of topical application is not available for all essential oils. Please consult your Massage Therapist if you have questions about how to best utilize Essential Oils and Aromatherapy during your next session at LaVida Massage.