How Aromatherapy Massages Literally Melts Stress Away
Do you ever go through the week feeling like you need a reset? Me too, which was why most of us are always looking for alternate ways to get through that inevitable midweek funk. After going through a barrage of ideas—think everything from meditation to a technology detox—sometimes something as simple as trying an aromatherapy massage is all it takes.
According to regular massage clients, it completely changes a mindset and is now something they all try to do every few months—in the interim, practicing aromatherapy at home between sessions is also very wise. Needless to say, are you intrigued to try it?
Would an aromatherapy massage help reenergize you to tackle your midweek funk? Is it actually worth trying? Read on to find out all about the experience of aromatherapy and what some of the benefits are…
What is an Aromatherapy Massage?
Aromatherapy is often added into regular massage treatments, so it only makes sense that aromatherapy massages would emerge. They are pretty similar to regular massages, except they involve more aspects of aromatherapy. Different essential oils used during the treatment provide you with different aromatic benefits.
For instance, eucalyptus helps you detox, caffeine energizes you, and lavender helps you sleep. The results will be different—like unwinding, resetting, the like– depending on the essential oils and type of treatment that your masseuse performs.
The treatment is designed specifically for those looking to revive your body, nourish your skin, and reset your mind. It can be in many different forms—detox massages, body wraps, and more—but is generally selected based on your personal preference.
Benefits of Aromatherapy Massages
- Revives body
- Nourishes skin
- Resets mind
- Removes dead skin cells
- Increases circulation
Aromatherapy massages, specifically this restorative detox wrap treatment, bring about a slew of benefits. The essential oils used in the massage can help detox your cells, refresh your mind, add a sense of calmness, and rejuvenate your mind and body. Plus, the oils add an intense amount of hydration to the exfoliated skin too!
On the other hand, you’ll also garner the benefits of sloughing away dead skin cells to reveal smoother skin and better absorption of the essential oils. The massages light pressure unwinds stiff muscles and increases circulation to bring fresh blood to your tissues, refine skin, reduces muscular tension while flushing out toxins.
How to Prepare for an Aromatherapy Massage
Before the treatment, increase your water intake. You should also ensure you don’t have any areas of sensitivity on the body. Arrive as you would any other massage and make sure you at least try to relax, which isn’t hard once you enter the serene walls of Botanica Day Spa.
What to Expect During an Aromatherapy Massage
For the aromatherapy massage, it’s relaxing, meant to reduce stress and leave your body light and free. Most often, people are tensing their shoulders or carrying all their stress in their neck, hips, or even arms. Relaxing massages with an aromatherapy inhale and exhale allows you to reap the benefits of the oil in your mind while the massage therapist works out the stress accumulating throughout your body.
At-Home Vs At the Spa
Although you’ll get a more advanced treatment (and a whole lot of pampering) if you head to a spa, a treatment like this can be done in your own home in a pinch. While you won’t be able to do a full body massage yourself, you can certainly dry brush, exfoliate, mix aromatherapy oils in your body lotion, and give your body a massage in different sections at a time.
While it’s not the same experience, these options will definitely help you beat that midweek funk while at home until you book your next massage appointment.
You’ll want to increase your water intake after the massage to flush the toxins out of the body. And don’t forget to be gentle with yourself. Allow yourself to process the treatment and its effect on both the body and mind. You can even buy a diffuser and continue aromatherapy at home when you need a mini relaxation break!
How You Feel Before and After
Let’s be real, most people are just plain exhausted. Between juggling house things, working, kids if you’re a parent, and life, things can get quite busy, and sleep can sometimes be hard to come by. If you’re in that midweek funk as we’re calling it, then this massage truly couldn’t come at a better time.
When you walk out of the spa—heck, even when you’re getting dressed after, you can immediately feel a difference both mentally and physically. You’ll feel completely reenergized, relaxed, and ready to tackle whatever the rest of the week threw at you. It can be pretty shocking to see just how the massage shifts your mindset. The aromatic scent will allow your body to detox and your mind to focus on something other than the million things on your to-do list. Be ready to walk out of there ready to take on the world—and it has everything to do with aromatherapy.
Aromatherapy Massages at Botanica
Heading into this, just embrace the vibe. You might assume it will be just another massage, but truthfully it won’t be at all. If you need a way to reset your mind, detox your body, and restore your energy levels to vanish your midweek funk—this massage will do just that (not to mention adding in a detox body treatment to really clear out your system). Not only were there so many physical benefits, but the essential oils can even help you mentally too.
Get ready to schedule these out in the future from the moment you book the massage at Botanica Day Spa! Call 727-441-1711 to make one now!