Aromatherapy Massage is a complimentary therapy which uses essential oils from plants, flowers, wood, seeds, roots, nuts, and fruit. The oils are extracted by various means to be used in baths, for massage, compresses and cosmetic purposes. Because the oils are very concentrated they are used in very small amounts and when used for massage they are added to carrier oils.
Because we take in smells and scents through the nostrils they are taken to the brain very quickly via the limbic system. The limbic system controls emotions and influences the nervous system and production.
Each oil has a different healing quality.
Aromatherapy massage is an ancient art but has seen a comeback recently as other holistic therapies have enjoyed a renaissance.