Stress and fatigue are two causes of chronic aches and pains. People who are overworked, into sports, or just about anyone who is going through an intense mental and physical phase in their lives can relate to this. Massage can dramatically reduce stress and ease tension. This is why people seek it for comfort and relief. A therapeutic massage can be heightened to the next level by adding essential oils to make it an aromatherapy experience. While there are endless choices, there are essential oils that are best suited for massage because of the beneficial properties they have. Here are some of examples of essential oils that you can use:
“This essential oil has a fresh and sweet aroma that brings about a refreshing scent and soothing atmosphere. Considered as one of the most versatile essential oils, you should always keep a supply of Lavender essential oil in stock. Lavender provides help when it comes to helping the body to adapt to stress, making it great for essential oil massage therapy. It can help in relaxation and promote sleep, boosting stamina and energy levels as well.”
“Chamomile is very good for the treatment of nervous conditions and insomnia. It is anti-bacterial and antiseptic but is mostly valued for its anti-inflammatory properties.”
“Back in Germany, Angelica essential oil was said to be the “Oil of Angels” because it was able to calm the nerves, promote happiness and even help in bringing a peaceful sleep for those who are suffering from insomnia. The traditional practitioners also used this essential oil as a digestive tonic, expectorant and stimulant. Today, Angelica essential oil is best known for its soothing effects, making it perfect for relieving pain and stress.
Use these in conjunction with blends that will help you relax your mind by using your BellaSentials diffuser for an instant spa-at-home experience. Always be reminded that the most important rule when using any essential oil for topical use is to always dilute it with a good carrier oil such as almond, coconut and olive oil. The ratio or exact percentages may vary from person to person but in general, it is safe to use 10 to 12 drops of an essential oil per single ounce of a chosen carrier oil. Always store your oils in dark colored bottles and in cool, dry areas away from sunlight. Keep them far from your child’s reach to avoid unwanted accidents.