The Art of Massage

Who doesn't love a good massage?  

As you lay in the room with dimmed lights, your hear soft music playing in the background as strong hands slowly begin to knead that troublesome spot you have had for weeks, months, years. You inhale that wondrous scent from the oils and begin to slowly melt into the table, drifting to a far away place as all of your stress magically disappears. 

Recognized as one of the oldest healing methods that utilizes a variety of techniques, massage is intended to improve the overall health and well-being of an individual, both mentally and physically. 

Some Benefits of Massage (Massage Today, 2015):

  • relaxes the whole body
  • loosens tight muscles
  • relieves tired and aching muscles
  • increases flexibility and range of motion
  • diminishes chronic pain
  • calms the nervous system
  • lowers blood pressure
  • lowers heart rate
  • enhances skin tone
  • assists in recovery from injuries and illness
  • strengthens the immune system
  • reduces tension headaches
  • reduces mental stress
  • improves concentration
  • promotes restful sleep
  • aids in mental relaxation

Aromatherapy also plays a role in the overall healing process of an individual. When used in conjunction with massage, the essences of the plants or herbs can increase the physiological and psychological well-being of an individual. It is important that your massage therapist understand how you want to feel during your session as it will impact which essential oils are added to the lotions and/or oils that are used. For example, ylang ylang helps promote relaxation while sweet orange essential oil promotes feelings of happiness and warmth. 

We've handcrafted a massage oil that utilizes sunflower oil which penetrates the skin without leaving a greasy residue. We have combined ylang ylang and sweet orange essential oils to create a fruity, floral blend that is both uplifting and euphoric. Use it with a loved one or to pamper yourself. 

Enjoy!

Pam

 


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