The benefits of aromatherapy massage.
Aromatherapy combines a soft massage technique with scented essential oils. Our various essential oil blends at Vita Home Spa are diluted in a 100% natural almond oil base.
The direct contact of the essential oils with your body have amazing effects, but it doesn't stop there. The oils have been found to have healing properties when inhaled. Sometimes, our therapists will even have you breathe in the oils deeply prior to the start of your massage.
The benefits of Aromatherapy:
It has been found that when essential oils are combined with a relaxing massage, clients experience profound emotional healing. Below are some benefits of an aromatherapy massage:
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Increases relaxation
- Decreases muscle tension
- Reduces depression symptoms with time
- Helps beat insomnia
- Helps alleviate premenstrual symptoms
Below are the essential oils used at Vita Home Spa:
Peppermint essential oil is an aromatic herb in the mint family. It's a hybrid mint that's a cross between spearmint and watermint. It is extracted from the leaves of the peppermint plant. In aromatherapy, it can help alleviate symptoms such as headaches, muscle aches and joint pain, treating coughs and colds, reducing pain, improving mental function, and reducing stress.
Eucalyptus essential oil is made from the eucalyptus tree's oval-shaped leaves. The leaves are dried, crushed, and distilled to release the essential oil. In aromatherapy, it is known for its healing power in treating nasal congestion, asthma, arthritis and skin ulcers.
Lavender essential oil is one of the most popular and versatile essential oils used in aromatherapy. Distilled from the plant Lavandula angustifolia, the oil promotes relaxation and can help treat anxiety, depression, insomnia, allergies, eczema, nausea and menstrual cramps.
Ylang-Ylang essential oil is made from the flowers of the herb Cananga odorata genuina. In aromatherapy, it can help relieve pain, reduce inflammation, improve mood, heal wounds faster and diminish the appearance of scars when applied to the skin.
Lemongrass essential oil is a yellow tinted, citrus-scented oil that comes from the lemongrass plant, which grows in tropical and subtropical parts of the world. In aromatherapy, it is believed to help relieve stress, anxiety and depression.
Grapefruit essential oil is an orange-tinted, citrus-scented oil extracted from glands located in the peel of the grapefruit. In aromatherapy, it can help balance your mood, relieve stress and even treat acne when applied to the skin.