Have you ever received a massage?
It is more than just relaxing! Let’s take a look at the benefits before I continue.
- increases your circulation
- stimulates the nervous system and the internal organs of your body
- improves elimination of impurities from the body
- imparts firmness to your limbs
- ensures you have better nourishment delivered to your whole body
- promotes sturdiness of the body by toning the muscles and connective tissues which gives vigour to the muscles and tissues of the body.
- is considered to be passive exercise
- provides movement in the lymphatic system, aiding in detoxification of all tissue
- gives better ability to handle strenuous, physical work and avoid injury or stiffness after exercise
- increases levels of stamina
- reduces body fatigue and exhaustion
and this is before we even look at what you can use to massage with!
There are many oils you can use to massage into your body. My advice is to use food grade, organic oils considering your skin is your largest organ. You should be careful what you ‘feed’ it.
My choice however is fractionated coconut oil. This is an all natural carrier oil that readily absorbs into the skin, so you are not left all greasy. It is feather light, fragrance -free and spreads a long way and does not stain.
The fact that it is fragrance free makes it perfect to add your essential oils too. The benefits of essential oils on top of the massage is HUGE! Take the Aromatouch technique for example.
This techniques uses 8 oils and blends to stimulate the known body meridian points and energy zones; relieve stress; enhance the immune system; reduce pain and invigorate.
One of the oil blends in the Aromatouch technique is in fact called Aromatouch and this alone is amazing as a massage oil. A few drops with your favourite carrier oil is all you need. The essential oils in Aromatouch blend are: basil, grapefruit, cypress, marjoram, lavender and peppermint.
If you would like the aromatouch blend, fractionated coconut oil or an aromatouch technique, I am a qualified practitioner, please comment below or email me at email@example.com