What is Aromatherapy Massage?

At The Deep Tissue Spa, every massage is an aromatherapy massage.

Always busy, always stressed out, always exhausted, rarely rested. That’s how it is nowadays. And, we carry all of that in our backs, our shoulders and necks, and our minds and spirits. 

In order to ease this burden, we use various methods of relaxation and winding down. Massage is one of these ways to help us relax, heal from the inside out, and feel better about ourselves and the world around us. 

Choose from: our relaxation blend, our invigorating citrus blend, pure lavender, or eucalyptus & mint, or a customized blend.

Lavender Fields
Citrus Fruit
Aromatherapy Oil
Spices
Eucalyptus Branch

What is the difference between aromatherapy massage and swedish massage?

Aromatherapy is an enhancement that can be incorporated into any style of massage that we offer.  At The Deep Tissue Spa in Melbourne FL, all of our treatments include aromatherapy free of charge.

Aromatherapists are well versed when it comes to essential oils. Since these oils are usually extremely concentrated, they should be diluted with other types of oils referred to as carrier oils such as olive, grape-seed, almond or soya oils, to facilitate the spreading of the essential oils as well as maximize the benefits of being absorbed by the skin. They also help minimize any negative reactions to the skin that may arise when using aromatherapy. At The Deep Tissue Spa 32935, we use grapeseed oil for its neutral scent, skin-conditioning, and hypoallergenic properties.

Carly Gallagher, master aromatherapist and owner of The Deep Tissue Spa in Melbourne, Florida has blended the oils that we use to create peace and wellbeing for all of our clients. 

The overall effects of the massage may last up to 48 hours depending on the oil blends used. Getting a weekly full-body massage is ideal to keep the body relaxed and free of toxins.
 

Are aromatherapy massages healthy?

Massage typically stimulates many systems of the human body such as the circulatory, nervous, musculoskeletal, lymphatic systems. Massage can send certain signals throughout the body that promote healing and a sense of inner peace.

Add to that the power of scented oils along with all the healing benefits they bring and you get an additional level of relaxation and healing. 


The scent from the essential oils works to encourage relaxation and relieves stress through the limbic system via the nostrils. 

In addition, certain oils promote healing and relieve pain when rubbed into the skin and massaged into the layers of muscles below. 

Aromatherapy massage has been proven to restore energy, soothe the body, uplift the mood, encourage positivity, and boost the immune system.

 

Does aromatherapy actually work?  In a word, yes.

 

Here are some of the psychological and physical benefits of aromatherapy massage:

Psychological Benefits

  • Promotes relaxation

  • Relieves stress

  • Eliminates anxiety

  • Enhances sense of well-being

  • Improves mood

  • Reduces nervous tension

  • Helps eliminate feelings of depression

  • Considered a supplemental treatment for dementia and Alzheimer’s

  • Enhances memory capacity

Physical Benefits

  • Boosts immune system

  • Improves blood pressure

  • Helps protect the body against illnesses and infections

  • Promotes lymphatic drainage

  • Eases muscle tension

  • Soothes aching muscles

  • Boosts circulation

  • Promotes healing by increasing blood flow to wounds on the surface of the skin as well as inner wounds following surgeries or illnesses

  • Reduces discomfort of skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis

  • Boosts energy levels

  • Reduces headaches and migraines as well as helps treat their source, whether it’s stress, anxiety or a medical disorder

  • Helps realign the circadian rhythm so you get restful quality sleep

  • Provides relief from chronic pain

  • Eases digestive problems, such as indigestion, bloating, constipation

  • Helps speed up metabolism

  • Eases pain and anxiety for cancer patients

  • Promotes flexibility and mobility

  • Relieves menstrual cramps and spasms in general

  • Brings relief to pregnant women.

  • If you’re pregnant and considering aromatherapy, check with your doctor first

What can I expect from Aromatherapy massage?

One important reason why aromatherapy is so popular is its holistic approach, which means it heals the whole body, not only the source of pain or discomfort. All complementary therapies believe that the body and mind are two parts of one machine; if anything goes wrong in a small area in one, it affects all the other parts. Therefore, essential oils are used with the aim of treating a certain disease, or even in preventing them. 

Essential oils also help enhance the physical and mental states. If someone suffers from stress, the aromatherapist will pinpoint the cause, in the hope of improving that person’s ability to deal with their stress, thus eliminating headaches, digestive problems, insomnia, or whatever their symptoms of stress and anxiety may be. 

All that is done with the help of the aromatherapist’s plan and a special blend of essential oils made specifically for that person, and this is why when an massage therapist draws up your massage session, they will ask you about your medical history, which includes your emotional condition, your overall well-being as well as your mental health.

Then the massage therapist will explain all the oils available and their properties, and together you will choose the ones that offer you the most benefits in managing your symptoms and treating your illness. 

Be sure to share what your preferences are when it comes to scents or massage techniques, as well as any allergies you may suffer from. If you have any questions, now is the perfect time to ask them.

After the initial evaluation, the massage therapist will give you a few minutes of privacy to disrobe to a level you’re most comfortable with, then cover yourself with a sheet and lay on the massage table. It’s important that you feel comfortable and at ease before, during, and after the massage session and if, at any time, you feel uncomfortable or in pain, you tell your massage therapist.

Your therapist will start by gently rubbing your skin to warm the body, which increases blood circulation. As circulation increases, the oils are absorbed through the skin, into the bloodstream and carried around the body. This allows all major organs to make use of the oils’ healing effects. It’s a deeply relaxing experience. 

You might fall asleep during your massage session, which can typically last from 45 to 120 minutes depending on your specific requirements and circumstances. Once the massage session is over, make sure you stay hydrated, rested, and allow yourself to remain in a relaxed state.