Saturday, August 15, 2020

Doing Aromatherapy Baths and Massage at Home

 

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Aromatherapy Cebu- How do you like taking a hot shower after a tiring day at work? How about bathing while using a few drops of pure aromatic essential oils of your choice? We can't imagine how relaxing it is along with a hot bath. These aromatic baths could help us experience a relief from stress and anxious feelings, even with muscle pain or even improving our sensuality with our partners.

Is it safe to practice aromatherapy baths at home?


Adding essential oils to our bath is one of the many ways we can do for aromatherapy safely while enjoying its therapeutic or aromatic benefits. Simply adding up to 5 drops of pure essential oil to our bath tub or a pail of water will do. Make sure to observe the safety guidelines of the essential oils. Not all oils are suitable for bathing. Always take caution and do a lot of research. But will help you with it.

NEVER use these essentials oils (see below) on any bath:


Basil, Benzoin, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Clove Bud, Cinnamon, Lemon, Litsea cubeita, Marjoram, Nutmeg, Orange, Oregano, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Sage, Spearmint, Tarragon, and Thyme.

Most of these essential oils belong to the same Botany family, Lamiaceae (Labiatae). So avoid that.


Trying Aromatherapeutic Massage?


Experiencing a nice therapeutic massage before going to bed is one thing we could wish for. Maybe after the hot bath? Massage is considered to be a fundamental form of therapy. It can affect both our physical and emotional well-being. When we add essential oils into it, it could be very relaxing. Just like the Indians with their Ayurveda massage, they incorporate essential oils into it a thousand of years ago.

It is highly suggested that the massage is done with a trained and qualified therapist or masseuse. But one can do it at home especially if we are doing it with a partner for both therapeutic and sensual activities. Of course, it requires a lot of knowledge to perform a massage but a gentle rub to our partner can be done especially for beginners. Let us check some safety guidelines:



* Do not ever use hard or painful pressure. Hard pressure can feel good, but gentle movements are the safest and most effective in the long run.
* Don’t ever directly massage on bones, and never massage a person with a serious injury such as torn ligaments or broken bones.
* Don’t massage the abdominal area of anyone with stomach problems or who is pregnant.
* Don’t massage over areas of skin infection, rash, sores, cuts, burns or varicose veins.
* Do not ever message anyone who has had a serious heart attack or any serious medical condition including thrombosis (blood clots) or a recent operation.
* Never massage neat or undiluted essential oils, absolutes or CO2s into the skin. Practice dilution of 1%.


Given the guidelines above, it is best that we only execute it on healthy individuals and never on those with medical or health issues.


Here are some recommended blends for a massage oil to get started:


Again, always dilute pure essential oils in a carrier oil like a fractionated coconut oil or jojoba oil. Maintain a 1% dilution. A whole body massage would need a 60 ml massage oil. 1% dilution means a total of 12 drops of essential oils only. It is always wise to do a Skin Patch Test for 24 hours before any topical application that involves essential oils whether blended or not.

* Stress Blend:
6 drops Lavender, 4 drops Clary Sage, 2 drops Sweet Orange
* Aphrodisiac Blend: 6 drops Ylang Ylang, 4 drops Jasmine, 2 drops Copaiba
* Restful Sleep Blend: 5 drops Lavender, 4 drops Frankincense, 3 drops Roman Chamomile


Directions:


1. Mix the essential oils together in a small glass bowl.
2. Add it to the 60 ml carrier oil of your choice (good for a whole body massage)
3. Transfer the mixture in a small glass bottle.
4. Proceed with the massage starting with only a small dosage of the oil.

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Disclaimer


Our Certified Essential Oil Specialist supports the suggestions above are safe given the quantities of the essential oils. Please DO NOT EXCEED dosage as to what's been recommended above. As unique as we all are, some essential oils or blends might work for you, some may not work for others. Each will have a different experience. So please take note and experiment "safely" on what works for you.

Should you be seeking medical cure or treatment, please contact a doctor immediately and refer to their prescribed medications.

The use of essential oils whether aromatically, topically or internally is NEVER a cure to illnesses or diseases. It should not be intended for use in the mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease.  It is just supplementary or complementary to orthodox medicines. And is dependent to the client's wishes to use the Holistic approach in healing.

Any products or brands mentioned above have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

If unsure or in doubt about what essential oils to use, always consult or refer to a Certified Essential Oil Specialist here.

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