Try finding relief through aromatherapy massage

Try finding relief through aromatherapy massage

Individuals that may be suffering from painful muscles, body tissue or joints can find relief through aromatherapy massage. Performed by a Charlotte massage therapist, aromatherapy is a practice that combines the healing and soothing powers available with natural oils with the relaxation derived from various massage techniques.

Not all massage therapists offer this service, so be sure to ask when scheduling your massage. Angie’s List can help you find a massage therapist who offers the services you’re looking for. With more than 150 therapists in the Charlotte, N.C., area, members have utilized the List about 400 times this year. Join now to see which providers have been highly rated and recommended.

Either at your first appointment or during a pre-consultation, you will be asked a series of questions that are related to the type of pain you are experiencing, the frequency of the pain and the duration you have suffered from these symptoms. The therapist will gather information concerning the causes of the pain experienced such as an automobile accident, medical ailments or stress related causes. Using this information, the massage therapist will create a massage schedule and oil mixture that will provide the best results for you.

Using a combination of essential oils that are derived from fragrant plants, flowers, fruits and nut extracts, a massage therapist will create a mixture that will work specifically on the aches and pains you are experiencing. These essential oils are then diluted with carrier oils which can easily be absorbed into the skin safely. This mixture of oils is placed directly on the skin of the entire body. The oils are allowed to calm the mind, muscles and tissues of the body for about 15 to 30 minutes depending on the severity of the tension a person is experiencing.

Once the oils have begun to relax the individual, the massage therapist will begin the massage. This generally involves using long, smooth strokes combined with kneading techniques that target muscles, tissues and joints that are inflamed, stressed and painful. These massage techniques increase circulation and promote healing throughout the body.

Because aromatherapy involves oils that soak into the skin, clothes will likely need to be removed for this type of massage. Therapists generally advise clients to undress to their comfort level. Coverings – such as blankets or sheets – are provided during the procedure, and areas are exposed individually as the therapist works on them.

If you are planning to have aromatherapy massage performed, inform the massage therapist of any allergies or health ailments. Allergies can be triggered by some of the many essential and carrier oils used in this treatment. With these oils being very potent and absorbed directly into the skin there are possibilities of serious side effects to some individuals.

People that have just had surgery performed, have an infectious skin disease, suffer from rashes or have open wounds should not participate in aromatherapy massages. Blood clots can occur in individuals that suffer from heart disease, cancer or other medical condition which deals with the blood. Pregnant women or individuals with serious health concerns should consult with their doctor prior to any massage therapy sessions.

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