Essential Oils and Las Vegas Massage Aromatherapy
You might recognize essential oils as something that is popular among beauty bloggers and health-related social media influences, but what exactly are they? Their name suggests that they’re somehow essential or necessary for you to use especially in any Las Vegas asian massage.
However, they’re called that because they come from the essence of plants.
These essential oils are extracted from the roots, leaves, and even flowers of plants. Once extracted and purified, the oils are concentrated, giving them their trademark pungent scents.
Essential oils are believed to have beneficial properties when absorbed into the bloodstream, and are usually administered by contact with the skin or inhalation.
Once in the bloodstream, these aromatic compounds are believed to interact with the nervous system and encourage the production of hormones and other neurotransmitters.
It is widely believed that essential oils can take anywhere from 12-48 hours to be fully absorbed by the circulatory system.
Here is a short list of the most popular essential oils include the following, and their most common believed purpose:
- Lavender – calming; helps prepare the body for sleep
- Chamomile – calming; helps clear the mind
- Rosemary – energizing; helps the muscles feel revitalized
- Tea tree – decongestion of the chest and sinus
- Sage – uplifting and calming
- Thyme – calming, similar to lavender and chamomile
- Eucalyptus – decongestion; especially useful during cold and cough season
These oils are widely available through vapor pens that emit a steam to be inhaled, diffused through a steam tent and let out into the air, or added to a relaxing warm bath.
When inhaled, they are believed to offer relief from headaches, stress, and sleeping problems. They are also common additives to massage therapy due to their moisturizing properties and calming aromas.
In fact, applying the oils to the skin through massages is also believed to encourage hair growth and prevent acne.
Aromatherapy is a great complement to any of our Las Vegas massage, whether it is for sports injury, deep tissue, or just a standard relaxing session.
While pretty much all massage therapy experiences are soothing and relaxing, the essential oils will fill the air around you with warm, soothing scents, and the sensation of lotion on the skin is often preferred to regular creams and moisturizes.
Aromatherapy massage is fast becoming a common treatment for pain caused by menstrual cramps, menopause, or other hormonal imbalances resulting in physical discomfort.
This is due to their soothing scents that relax and calm the brain as well as their physiological benefits.
During massage therapist trainings, most trainees are given about a day on aromatherapy, not longer.
So if you’re looking for a quality aromatherapy experience, look for a specialist to be guaranteed the best results.
The highest quality massage therapists will likely keep some of the essential oils on stock for you to buy a bottle of your own, or they might gift you the remainder of whatever blend they were using on you.
If not, you can always ask for more details about the type of oil and where you could purchase your own.
If you have the option to try out an aromatherapy experience, we completely recommend it, and we would also appreciate if you could share your experiences with us!