You want the best experience for your clients.
Imagine a person who is stressed, tense, and can’t seem to relax. You give her a drop of lavender essential oil on a tissue to smell and she takes a deep breath, allowing her to settle in for a nurturing massage. She picks out an aromatherapy massage blend from the selection you have and it helps to calm her racing mind and remember to breathe. She feels relaxed, uplifted, and positive, and remembers how wonderful she felt during and after the massage.
Using essential oils can add many benefits to massage therapy by providing emotional support, soothing discomfort and inflammation, and creating an even more nurturing experience.
The best ways to use aromatherapy blends in your practice is:
1) To learn how to use essential oils from a trusted source (Aromahead Institute offers a course for massage therapists that qualifies for CEUs and you can learn more about that here.)
2) To use blends made by a certified aromatherapist.
♦ I am professionally qualified in the therapeutic and safe use of essential oils.
♦ My certification is recognized by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy and the Alliance of International Aromatherapists, both governing bodies for national educational standards for aromatherapists.
♦ I have a State of Washington business license as well as professional and product insurance.
♦ I use only high quality, ethically sourced ingredients and essential oils that have been GC/MS tested to ensure wholesome and therapeutic quality.
♦ I offer instruction for the use of my blends and for individual essential oils.
I have created several massage blends and I continue to create and add to my “menu” so that you have have a variety to choose from and offer. These blends are pure undiluted blends of essential oils that you can add to the unscented lotions or oils that you use. You only need about 5 drops of a blend per ounce of carrier oil.
(1mL $7 / 3mL $16 / 5mL $25)
Clary Sage, Wild Orange, Lavender
Benefits: Soothes pain, inflammation, and muscle spasms, reduces stress and tension, calming, promotes overall balance, supports the immune system
Move with Ease
(1mL $14 / 3mL $35 / 5mL $57)
Sweet Marjoram, Frankincense, Wild Orange, Helichrysum
Benefits: Soothes pain, inflammation, and bruising, uplifting, emotionally balancing, supports the immune system
(1mL $13 / 3mL $33 / 5mL $53)
Frankincense, Palo Santo, Palmarosa, Clary Sage
Benefits: Relaxing, eases pain, stress, and tension, calms the mind, supports inner unity
(1mL $6 / 3mL $12 / 5mL $18)
Sweet Marjoram, Ginger, Wild Orange, Lavender, Rosemary
Benefits: Warming, soothes mental and physical fatigue and burnout, eases pain, inflammation and muscle spasms
Using the Blends
These blends contain undiluted pure, therapeutic grade essential oils, intended to be added to carrier oils or lotions in massage. They can also be used aromatically in a diffuser or a drop placed on a tissue (or other absorbent material) to inhale during a massage or when needed.
♦ For overall use/full body massage: Add 5 drops per 1 ounce of carrier oil or unscented lotion (1% dilution)
♦ For localized, targeted use (acute pain, inflammation, tension): Add 3 to 10 drops per 5 mL of carrier (3% to 10% dilution) or unscented lotion, depending on intensity of complaint
♦Always dilute for topical use.
♦Avoid contact with eyes, ear canals, and other sensitive areas.
♦Do not use for full body massage for women in the first trimester of pregnancy. Limit to 1% dilution after first trimester and during nursing.
♦Avoid use with people who have multiple chemical sensitivity or specific allergies to ingredients in the blends.
♦Limit dilution to 1% for children 5 to 10 years old and do not use with children under 5 years old.
♦Limit dilution to 1% for people over 70 years old or people with serious medical conditions.
♦Do not use past recommended “use by” date. Old essential oils may cause skin irritation.