Hot Stone Massage
Getting a hot stone massage is ideal for anyone who has tension and muscle pain. This type of massage can improve blood flow, relieve stress, and treats pain. In this massage, a therapist places heated stones on various parts of the body and may use Swedish massage techniques and gentle pressure to massage you while holding a stone. Some therapists may also offer cold stone massages.
Trigger Point Massage
For people with specific conditions/issues, injuries, or chronic pain, a Trigger Point Massage may be the ideal choice for you. This type of massage focuses on relieving your “trigger points,” which are specific points on your body that are normally the cause of pain.
Do Essential Oils Enhance Massage Therapy Benefits?
The benefits of essential oils are taking the world by storm. Massages are usually accompanied by the use of essential oils. Essential oils can help enhance a massage.
In fact, a popular type of massage that uses essential oils is called aromatherapy. Not only does this type of massage help relieve pain, but it can also do the following:
- Boost your mood
- Energizes you
- Treats insomnia
- Calms you if you are anxious or stressed
- Reduce symptoms of depression,
People who want to treat both their physical and emotional pain often opt for aromatherapy massages.
A massage therapist may decide which essential oils are best suited for your condition, You can tell them if you have a preference. Each essential oil can have a different effect. For instance, lavender and chamomile have a calming effect, whereas rosemary oil has an energizing effect.
However, therapists do not directly apply essential oils onto your skin. The oils must always be diluted before application. You will also be inhaling essential oils from a diffuser, while your body absorbs the essential oils being massaged into your skin.