An aroma therapy massage is a Swedish massage with scented plant oils
(known as essential oils) added to the massage oil. Extracted from
flowers and other plant parts, essential oils offer a pleasing scent and
are believed to have healing properties. Lavender and rose, for
instance, are known to promote relaxation. Although oils may be selected
to address specific needs, the therapist typically uses pre-blended oils
to relax, energize, or uplift.
The soothing effects of aroma therapy massage can benefit a variety of
conditions, including headaches, insomnia, certain digestive disorders,
back pain, and even premenstrual symptoms.