Aromatherapy massage is an oil massage but with highly concentrated plant oils, called essential oils, added to the massage oil or lotion.
How does aromatherapy massage work?
The nostrils are attached to a part of the brain called the limbic system. The limbic system controls emotions and influences the nervous system and hormones. When you inhale essential oil molecules, messages are transmitted to the limbic system and affect heart rate, stress level, blood pressure, breathing, memory, digestion, and the immune system. Essential oils are also believed to be absorbed through the skin.
Each essential oil has different healing properties. For example, some calm while others energize. Only the best aromatherapy oils are used. Here are the varieties of aromatherapy oils used at Sabai Thai Spa their properties:
• calming – chamomile, lavender, geranium
• uplifting – ylang ylang, clary sage, rose, neroli
• energizing – rosemary
• cleansing – rosemary
• decongesting – eucalyptus, pine, tea tree
Why do people get aromatherapy massage at Sabai Thai Spa?
Aromatherapy massage is particularly suited to conditions involving stress or improving emotionally-related conditions. At Sabai Thai Spa we strive to offer the best massage experience we can by tailoring the aromatherapy to your needs.
• Stress and stress-related conditions such as insomnia
• Digestive disorders
• Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
• Back pain
What can I expect during an aromatherapy massage session at Sabai Thai Spa?
After consultation, one or more essential oils are selected based on what you need and are mixed in with the massage oil or lotion.
The subtle aroma of the essential oils fill the air around you during the massage.
After the massage, your spa therapist may suggest a blend that you can use at home in between massage treatments. You can used straight essential oils in diffusers to add aromatherapy scent to the air, or you can bring home a bottle of aromatherapy oil for topical application at home.
Massage is not recommended for certain people:
• infectious skin disease, rash, or open wounds
• immediately after surgery
• immediately after chemotherapy or radiation, unless recommended by your doctor
• prone to blood clots. There is a risk of blood clots being dislodged. If you have heart disease, check with your doctor before having a massage
• pregnant women should check with their doctor first if they are considering getting a massage. Massage in pregnant women should be done by massage therapists who are certified in pregnancy massage.
• massage should not be done directly over bruises, inflamed skin, unhealed wounds, tumors, abdominal hernia, or areas of recent fractures.
• don’t eat a heavy meal before the massage
• if it’s your first time at the clinic or spa, arrive at least 10 minutes early to complete the necessary forms. Otherwise, arrive 5 minutes early so you can have a few minutes to rest and relax before starting the massage.
* RETUERN Aromatherapy massage MENU LINK TO T.2