Massage, Scrubs, Essential oils and Steamed Towels, Where and When to book
Updated: Oct 23, 2020
This post is short and sweet, its my hours and days of availability for my regular clients and any new potential long term people who are interested in regular self care through massage and floating.
For every treatment, I use a hypoallergenic holly oil, and I add pure essential drops of Eucalyptus to steamed towels that are applied during the massage to soothe achy sore muscle pain and stiffness. As a way to start the massage with deep even breathing I use lavender, for stress relief and to set a tone of healing and balance throughout the body and mind.
I've posted prices on both services previously.
We've recently added on the option to have a full body SALT SCRUB to your service.
What is a salt scrub? And what is it good for?
A salt scrub gives your skin an exfoliating boost as well as a dose of natural minerals to make your skin glow! These minerals have many benefits for your skin. They are known to reduce inflammation, and to increase, stimulate, and direct circulation. Salt scrubs can help stimulate the elimination of toxins and excess fluid helping to purify the body. An exfoliating salt scrub also removes dead skin cells which encourages skin regeneration, and leaves you with a balanced sense of vitality.
It's a blend of - orange oil, tangerine oil, chamomile, lavender, ylang ylang, and sandalwood.
Essential oils and our sense of smell are extremely conducive to our relaxation process when combined properly. Essential oils work with your nervous system and can actually initiate chemical changes in the body releasing a rush of happy chemicals and can alleviate pain, and uplift your spirit.
The specific blend benefits I use are as follows,
Orange Oil - Anti microbial, Mood enhancing, helps reduce anxiety and depression, pain relief and is great for the skin.
Tangerine - Uplifting to the senses, invigorating and stimulating for the circulation, combats water retention and inflammation, boosts immunity.
Chamomile - calms digestions, nausea, motion sickness, anxiety, relieves congestion from colds flus and sinus infections, is used in skin care for eczema acne as a corrective tool.
Lavender - used as a sleep aid, wound healer, antimicrobial, pain management, migraines, stress and tension relief, antioxidant and immune booster.
Ylang Ylang - hormone balancer, relaxation and calming, nourishing for the skin.
Sandalwood - Mental clarity, incredible toner for the skin, calming for the mind, anit viral and anti inflammatory.
Since the dawn of civilization, people have turned to the power of plants for healing purposes.
Now I know essential oils sometimes get a bad reputation because of the countless multi level marketing companies that have dominated the market, but there is validation to their incredible healing properties and essential oils have been used for centuries throughout most cultures around the world.
With the addition of the salt and the application being a more stimulating process, it makes for a great treat to any massage combo!
I have been working in this industry for 20 years and I hold a diploma in Holistic Health, i've been doing body treatments including hot stone, body wraps, and scrubs, I would love to add these in to what I offer as a service in the future!
As it stands right now, with my training in acupressure, shiatsu, relaxation, deep tissue massage and myofascial release therapy, I find incorporating essential oils into most of my treatments is a great way to add another healing layer into the session.
When essential oils are inhaled via aromatherapy, compounds are absorbed through receptors in our noses, which send messages to our olfactory system, the part of the brain responsible for our sense of smell. Eventually, these messages reach other areas of the brain, such as the limbic system, which plays a role in our emotions.
Essential oils used in aromatherapy trigger responses in the brain that send healing to the body. These oils can balance out hormone levels, heal digestive disorders, and dramatically reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Scientific studies have shown that aromatherapy is a completely legitimate form of medicine. By inhaling essential oils, nerves in the nose trigger powerful brain responses. Similarly, topical application allows these essential oils to quickly enter the bloodstream by being absorbed through skin tissue.
When selecting essential oils, it is important to look for pure and natural products. Oils that contain synthetic chemicals and dyes will not be nearly as effective.
A great way to receive the essential oils into your system is through diffusion, through diffusion you breathe in the oils and allow them to work on a psychological level, you can really reap the therapeutic rewards having a diffusor in your home or healing space.
I'll share some great diffusors and why they are my favorites.
I always suggest to go with a cool mist diffusion as any temperature heat could denature the oils. Also heat rises , then the oils fall as they rise with a heated system so you don't actually get the oil smells until they've fallen as droplets. With cool temperature the droplets stay in midair allowing greatest absorption and distribution.
Also you want to look for a hospital grade high quality eco friendly material. Very important, which is worth paying extra for. Not only does it not alter the smell of your diffusion, but the oils themselves can sometimes be very volatile on cheaper plastics and actually ruin then over time.
Adjustable levels and light. Now this is personal preference, but I appreciate having options, whether it's rate of diffusion, or color, no color and a self shut off mechanism. Really important when you set your diffusor up for the night and it has an automatic 8 or 4 hour timer, not wasting your oils!
Here's a few to check out...
When essential oils are applied topically to treat aches and pains, the compounds are absorbed into the skin and eventually enter the bloodstream before they’re metabolized by the liver. I add the oils to magnesium salts and then scrub the body down, all removed with warm towels and then dry toweled off, giving a dry brush effect, all so good for the lymph and overall circulation.
-See you soon!