This Gift Certificate is for a Mobile 60 minute Aromatherapy Massage at your location within Kelowna, British Columbia.
Aromatherapy is the controlled use of Essential Oils to maintain and promote physical, psychological and spiritual wellbeing. Once of the most effective and enjoyable methods of utilizing Aromatherapy is to incorporate it with massage. During Aromatherapy Massage, essential oils are added to massage oil and are then applied during a massage. Aromatherapy massage has many benefits, and affects the body in two ways, inhalation and absorption.
The inhalation of aromatherapy oils affects the nervous system, changes heart rate, breathing, digestive functions, stress levels, and triggers memory. Essential oils, when applied to the skin during a massage, absorb through the skin and into the blood vessels and directly into the blood stream. Once in the blood stream, essential oils have a powerful affect on the body. Each essential oil has its own unique properties. They can purify the blood, increase digestion, warm or cool the body, relieve anxiety, increase or decrease heart rate and breathing rate, and re-balance hormones, just to name a few benefits.
Two popular massage styles for Essential oil application are European Lymph Drainage Massage and Swedish Relaxation Massage.
European Lymph Drainage massage is a very light pressure massage whose focus in on stimulating circulation of the lymphatic system, which relieves fluid retention. It is also incredibly relaxing, profoundly peaceful, and one of the most effective ways to relieve stress and stress related illnesses.
Swedish Relaxation Massage is a medium pressure massage that is used to relieve muscle stiffness, reduce muscle tension, increase blood circulation and promote relaxation.
Regular treatments can be beneficial for a wide range of complaints and can affect all the systems of the body - particularly the muscular, circulatory, lymphatic (immune) and nervous systems. It also helps to calm the mind, relax the body and boost energy levels. Essential oils can have an energizing or a relaxing effect. They can relieve pain and relax muscle tissue. They can even work medicinally in the system to help prevent or aid in clearing disease.
Some examples of essential oil blends and their uses include:
Blends made with oils such as marjoram, black pepper, and peppermint can be used in your massage which will help with Fibromyalgia and muscle pain.
Blends made with eucalyptus, pine, and spike lavender can be used to clear out the lungs and sinuses and support respiratory function.
Clary sage, rose, and geranium can be massaged into the skin to help regulate hormone function.
Oils like vanilla, sweet orange, and jasmine can create a euphoric, relaxed feeling.
Aromatherapy Massage 60 Minute Gift Certificate
Swedish Relaxation Massage and/or European Lymph Drainage Massage should not be given to anyone with the following physical disorders or conditions:
- Nausea, Vomiting or Diarrhea
- Broken Bones, Fractures , Dislocations, or Severe sprains
- Contagious Diseases
- Open or Unhealed Sores or Wounds
- Inflamed, Swollen or Bruised Tissues (these areas will be avoided)
- Varicose Veins
- Recent Surgery
- Severe Pain
- Kidney Disease
- Large Hernias (area must be avoided)
- Torn Ligaments, Tendons, or Muscles (area must be avoided)
- High Blood Pressure or Heart Problems
- Cancer (Must have doctors clearance)
- History of Phlebitis or Thrombosis (These patients may have blood clots that may become dislodged and travel to the lungs, with potentially fatal results.)
- Drug treatment with Blood Thinners (These medications increase the risk of bleeding under the skin.)