If you're feeling stressed, sore and overtired -- in other words, in need of a massage -- but you're not quite in the mood for a strenuous muscle-kneading session, an aromatherapy massage could be right up your alley. The purpose of an aromatherapy massage is not so much to physically work out all the kinks and sore spots in your body, but to use the restorative properties of essential oils to relax and heal your body and mind.
Essential oils are 100 percent natural, highly concentrated plant essences. There are more than 3,000 essential oils out there, each with its own therapeutic qualities.
Oils can have purifying, calming, aphrodisiac, antibacterial, soothing and even euphoric effects. You might assume that the oils work their magic through contact with your skin during the massage, and that's definitely part of it -- but most of the benefits occur when you inhale their aromas and absorb them through the soft tissues in your nose and mouth.
In aromatherapy massages, the focus is on the healing benefits of the oils. The desired effect is pure relaxation.
RATES QUOTED IN 30/60/90-MINUTE SESSIONS
AROMATHERAPY MASSAGE $45/$90/$130
Our Aromatherapy Flights:
HEADACHE RELIEF (peppermint + eucalyptus)
UPLIFTING (ruby red grapefruit + sweet orange + lemon)
SERENITY + SLEEP (lavender + vanilla)
GROUNDING + MEDATATIVE (vetiver + sandalwood)
Elm City Wellness uses small batch, locally blended essential & botanical oils from Spoiled, LLC.