Aromatherapy massage is essentially Swedish and Thai massage with the added benefit of essential oils. At Loft Thai Spa we have designed a profoundly recharging treatment by harnessing aromatherapy’s unique ability to both relax and energise.
Essential oils have a dual therapeutic effect – while inhaling their perfume releases tension they are also absorbed through the skin, ensuring a multi-sensory, holistic experience. These profoundly relaxing properties make an aromatherapy massage ideal for addressing sleep problems, anxiety related complaints and daily stress.
Each essential oil used in aromatherapy is said to have different properties. For example, some calm and make you feel relaxed while others energize.
Most people who experience an aromatherapy massage comment on the gentleness of the massage techniques and are amazed at the way they feel energised if they are suffering from lethargy or stress. Many report feeling relaxed and sleeping well after a treatment.
Aromatherapy massage appears to reduce the pain and discomfort of menstrual cramps, a 2015 study from the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology suggests. Participants did a self-massage with rose essential oil, an unscented almond oil, or no oil on the first day of menstruation for two menstrual cycles.
By the second cycle, aromatherapy massage reduced the severity of pain compared to massage therapy with almond oil or no oil.
Massage with aromatherapy may also ease menopausal symptoms. In a 2012 study published in Menopause, researchers compared 30-minute aromatherapy massage (twice a week for 4 weeks) to massage with plain oil or no treatment and found that both massage and aromatherapy massage were effective in reducing menopausal symptoms. Aromatherapy massage was the most effective.
Other research suggests that aromatherapy massage may not relieve symptoms in people with cancer.
A review published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews in 2016, analyzed previously published studies and concluded that "this review demonstrated no differences in effects of massage on depression, mood disturbance, psychological distress, nausea, fatigue, physical symptom distress, or quality of life when compared with no massage."
When comparing aromatherapy massage with no massage, they found that "there was some indication of benefit in the aromatherapy-massage group but this benefit is unlikely to translate into clinical benefit."
Aromatherapy is an alternative medicine technique that uses essential oils and other aromatic plant compounds to enhance one's mood or physical well-being. This technique has been used for centuries and is still gaining popularity in modern times. At Loft Thai Spa, we offer a range of aromatherapy treatments to help our clients feel relaxed, rejuvenated, and refreshed.
Essential oils are extracted from different parts of plants, including the leaves, flowers, bark, and roots. They are highly concentrated and contain powerful chemical compounds that can affect the human body in different ways. Aromatherapy uses the sense of smell to stimulate the limbic system, the part of the brain responsible for emotions, memories, and the autonomic nervous system.
Our aromatherapy treatments include the use of essential oils in massage therapy, body scrubs, and facials. Our expert therapists blend essential oils based on individual needs, and the specific treatment goal. We offer a range of essential oils, including lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, rose, and citrus.
Aromatherapy massage is a popular technique that involves the use of essential oils in massage therapy. The therapist applies a combination of essential oils and carrier oils to the skin during the massage. The combination of touch and smell helps to relieve tension, relax the mind and body, and promote overall well-being. Aromatherapy massage is ideal for individuals who suffer from stress, anxiety, depression, or insomnia.
Aromatherapy body scrubs are another popular treatment that involves the use of essential oils. The therapist combines a variety of essential oils with sea salt, sugar, or other natural exfoliants to create a scrub. The scrub is applied to the skin, and the therapist massages it in circular motions. The scrub exfoliates the skin, removes dead skin cells, and leaves the skin feeling smooth and rejuvenated. The essential oils help to stimulate circulation and promote lymphatic drainage, which can help to detoxify the body.
Aromatherapy facials are a popular treatment for individuals who want to enhance the appearance and health of their skin. The therapist uses a combination of essential oils and other natural ingredients to cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize the skin. Aromatherapy facials are ideal for individuals who suffer from dry skin, acne, or other skin conditions. The essential oils help to soothe the skin, reduce inflammation, and promote healing.
At Loft Thai Spa, we believe that aromatherapy can help to promote overall well-being and enhance one's mood. Our therapists are trained in the use of essential oils and can help you choose the right treatment based on your individual needs. Our treatments are designed to help you feel relaxed, rejuvenated, and refreshed.
In addition to our aromatherapy treatments, we also offer other spa services, including Thai massage, oil massage, herbal compress massage, body scrubs, and facials. Our spa is designed to be a peaceful and relaxing environment, where you can escape from the stresses of daily life and focus on your well-being.
If you're interested in discovering the power of aromatherapy, we invite you to visit Loft Thai Spa. Our expert therapists will help you choose the right treatment based on your individual needs, and our tranquil spa environment will help you relax and unwind.
Book your appointment today and experience the benefits of aromatherapy for yourself.