Aroma therapy massages are a real treat for most people. These massages involve the use of essential oils during the massage process. Often times a massage that involves the use of various essential oils is performed by a professional masseur. A person licensed to help relax and relieve you in the areas where you feel tense will often be the most help to you. They are the people who most know what they are doing. However, many people are just as naturally gifted at home, and those people can get together and help one another to feel refreshed.
When a person feels more physically relaxed they also feel less stressed out mentally as well. In turn they will experience fewer symptoms of mental stress such as anxiety, panic attacks, worry, and so forth. They will be able to think more clearly and sleep a lot better as well. Almost everybody can benefit from a massage that involves using scented oils.
Using scented oils during massage is not only relaxing, but it can also be sensual as well. Couples who want to add more excitement to their love lives can use different scents to enhance their foreplay before lovemaking. In fact, there are specific ingredients that are used in various recipes for romantic massages to be performed before lovemaking.
Some of the ingredients used in massages for passionate and romantic purposes include orange, jasmine, black pepper, clary sage, rose, or cedar wood. These are best applied if they are combined with no artificial ingredients, which is one reason why you would benefit from making them at home rather than buying them. You can also use combinations or just one of these same oils, to scent your pillows, sheets, and so forth.
Other scents that can be used for romantic settings include neroli and chamomile, which can be used for the same purposes. Yet another massage oil combination that may even work better for you and your romantic partner is that of lavender, rose, and geranium together with almond and jojoba carrier oils. This can be used everywhere on a personís body including behind the ears, on the forehead, on the back, and anywhere else that comes to mind!
Although there are several benefits to using aromas during massages, there are also some things to be aware of while trying to please your romantic partner. One of those is to make sure that you do not use too much oil during the massage process. Otherwise, you could have more of a mess than necessary to clean up afterwards. Additionally, using too much oil can clog a personís pores and unwanted skin blemishes could develop.
It is also important to make sure that you know the person you perform the massage on is not allergic to the oils that you are using. Chances are that this will not happen but there are some people who may be allergic to substances such as almond oil or certain herbs or spices. It is always wise to let your partner or massage recipient know all the ingredients in the essential oil recipe that you plan to use.
Another aspect of massaging with oils is the way in which the massage is delivered. There is a right and a wrong way to massage someone.
One basic piece of advice for those giving a massage at home is to make sure there is clear communication between the massage giver and the massage receiver. This means that it should be clear that the massage recipient is not in any excess pain during the massage as a result of the giver pressing too hard.
It is the job of the massage giver to be conscious and sensitive of this fact, and the receiver can help the massage giver by being completely honest about how they feel about the massage.
With these bits of advice you are sure to have success while giving and receiving massages, as well as using essential oils during the process. Along with that, just trust your instincts, and it should go very smoothly.