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"Tips to use aromatherapy massage oil "
A lot of friends and clients have been asking me the same questions of massage oil: how do I use the Signature Massage Oil
? How much should I use? Where to apply on? Any special massage technique I should use?
Most of us don't have professional training like physical therapists and massage therapist. We probably don't know how to "treat" ourselves with the knowledge of pressure points, core synchronism and etc, but don't forget one thing that's most important: You know your body better than anyone!
You know if your back is craving for some support. You know your belly's not happy with the greasy junk food you had today. You know your arthritis is getting better or worse.
Getting a professional treatment session could be inconvenient and unaffordable, but treat yourself with the understanding of your body can really do the work.
The aromatherapy techniques don't have to be complicated. Just to bear in mind few tips:
1. Choose the right oils:
Essentials oils are natural medicine. They are subtle and powerful. You can always choose the pre-blended massage oil or lotion that's already designed for specific symptoms. In that case, you don't have to worry about the proper dilution of the blending and the therapeutic properties of each essential oil.
However, do read the ingredients and safety instruction of each oil or pre-blended massage oil/lotion before you dive into them. And don't forget the source and quality of the natural medicine you use will determine the results.
2. Proper strength
It all depends on the purpose of the massage. If you wish to revitalize, restore energy with the massage, you may put more strength. If you just need to relax or having a good-night session, you probably will want a softer touch and pressure. Once again, you know your body better than anyone. You'll have to feel comfortable with every steps.
It's good to have some aromatherapy products in your daily life so you don't need to rush out for a massage session. You may use massage oils 2-3 times everyday with your preference. Try to avoid those stimulating oils at night, such as Peppermint, Rosemary ct. camphot, and Spike Lavender etc.(Spike Lavender, unlike the True Lavender we've known, can really stimulate and wake you up!)
You may put the massage oil on yourself before showering/bathing. Or gently massage yourself after the bath. The steam and heat in shower helps you to absorb more essential oils from inhalation plus improve the circulation.
4. Be creative
You are your own therapist. It's really not that complicated. Try to incorporate aromatherapy in your daily life will surprise you in a lot of ways.
Give your beloved one an intimate treatment.
Blend the massage oil with unscented lotion. (Better with no-paraben, artificial preservatives etc.)
Pour the massage oil into hot running jacuzzi....Mmmm
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Life is wonderful.