Professional Massage Therapy in Your Home or at My Offices
Serving NYC, Long Island, Wantagh, Nassau County, NY
Eugene Wood, Licensed and Certified Massage Therapist
"My love for tennis was stopped cold last fall when I strained my back during a tournament. After failing to find relief through traditional methods, I found Eugene Wood and described the circumstances to him.
His first concern was that the diagnosis was complete and then he started a sports massage program. I have stopped taking pain meds and started playing tennis again.
My massage sessions are less frequent, but the program continues to strengthen my back."
Garden City, Long Island
Aromatherapy Massage in NYC and Wantagh NY
How an Aromatherapy Massage Therapist Can Improve Health
What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy massage is a type of massage therapy that uses essential oils in a massage session. Aromatherapy has been around since the invention of distillation, during the 11th century. These oils are derived from plants and flowers and contain the true essence of the plant. They are also highly concentrated, so a little goes a long way. Essential oils can be inhaled or absorbed through the skin to provide both psychological and physical well being. Each essential oil has different properties and uses. Many times, oils are blended together to treat a specific condition, having an even greater effect than if each one were applied separately.
During an aromatherapy massage, the therapist listens to your complaints and symptoms. Based on the symptoms, the therapist will use an essential oil or blend of oils in the massage session that will help alleviate those symptoms. The oils activate the sense of smell and the limbic system, which is attached to the brain, is exposed to the various oils and lotions you are using during the massage.
The limbic system helps to manage the nervous system, emotions and even handles hormones throughout the body. To help with physical symptoms, these essential oils have components that can reduce inflammation and have other healing properties. A lot of essential oils are anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal.
How Can Aromatherapy Help?
Aromatherapy massage treatments can help to relax and rid stress from your everyday routine, especially when you are feeling overwhelmed or out-of-balance from your regular feelings and emotions. Additionally, aromatherapy massage treatments are also known to help relax muscles, cleanse the body, managing the heart rate and overall stress level along with blood pressure throughout the body. With the proper oils, aromatherapy has the ability to control breathing, improve memory and even assist with the body's functions during digestion.
Using aromatherapy massage treatments long-term can also great impact the body's overall immune system, keeping you healthier and happier without the use of traditional prescription medications.
"There are many different types of essential massage oils that can provide you with various results to improve your health and well-being. Based on your symptoms, I as an Aromatherapy Massage Therapist will use an essential oil or blend of oils in the massage session that will help alleviate those symptoms."
-Eugene Wood, LTM
Knowing the benefits that aromatherapy has to offer when it comes to getting your next massage is a way to ensure you are ridding as much stress as possible from your life without experiencing any more pain or taking additional medications.
Why People Choose Aromatherapy?
Choosing aromatherapy is a solution for a wide variety of ailments, injuries and illnesses regardless of their severity. When you choose aromatherapy, you avoid potentially risky and harmful drugs or prescriptions which can ultimately lead to serious issues or potential fatalities. Aromatherapy is completely natural and only derived from natural materials found worldwide.
Many people choose aromatherapy to help with everything from traditional stress to anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, headaches, and digestive disorders.
Using aromatherapy and opting for a massage with essential oils is a way for you to unwind without intrusive treatments or medications that offer a slew of potential side effects.
Please contact us for more information about Aromatherapy Massage Treatments, or other massages that will help improve your health and well-being.
The health benefits of aromatherapy vary greatly with each individual; however, because the sense of smell stimulates the limbic system, a good smell can recall happy memories, which tell the body to release our own natural pain killers called endorphins.
This, in turn, reduces our feelings of stress and the ability to think clearly and with more focus once aromatherapy massage techniques are introduced.
Different Types of Massage Oils
There are many different types of essential oils that can give various results. For a calming effect during aromatherapy, lavender, chamomile and geranium are ideal oils to use. Uplifting oils include clary sage, neroli and sage. Additionally, if you want to cleanse your body or give it a boost of raw energy, using rosemary is highly recommended. For decongesting properties, tea tree, pine and eucalyptus oils work best.
The massage itself is relaxing, calming, and enjoyable for most and does not cause or inflict any additional pain during the process.
You can also choose your own oils to incorporate into the actual massage.
The more you know about oils and their properties, the easier it is to make your own blend for your next massage.