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Aromatherapy Massage Boquete

Aromatherapy Massage Boquete

Aromatherapy massage is available at The Haven Spa Hotel Boquete

People think of aromatherapy as being relatively new and trendy however, this branch of alternative medicine has been practiced since the beginning of civilization. Many health spas use aromatherapy massage to treat a number of conditions and our health spa in Boquete, Panama is no exception.

The ancient Egyptians used essential oils like cedar-wood, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, and myrrh in embalming and Cleopatra used essential oils in her beauty regimes. Hippocrates, known as the father of medicine also used them to balance the mind, body and soul.

How does aromatherapy work? It works in four main ways.

Via the olfactory – our sense of smell affecting the part of the brain that helps regulate all the hormonal systems in the body.

Via touch – we all know that touch is therapeutic especially during a massage.

Via breathing – inhaling aromatherapy during a massage treatment.

Through the skin – essential oils are absorbed though the skin and into the blood stream in about 20 minutes or so. So by the by time your massage is finish the therapeutic properties have began to affect in the whole body.

For an aromatherapy massage, essential oils are mixed with a carrier oil, in our health spa we have chosen rice bran oil for a number of reasons. Rice bran oil is a 100% pure and nourishing, it’s a powerful skin protector, rich in gamma-oryzanol that replenishes the skin.  Full of antioxidants and phyto-terols, helps reduce inflammation, soothes discomfort, wonderful for itchy prone skin. Has long been used in Japan to protect and moisturize. Rice Bran oil is one of the richer carrier oils, mildly anti-bacterial, it feels soft and velvety. So you get the benefit of the essential oils and the carrier oil during your massage. The reason essentials oils are diluted into a carrier oil is because essentials oils are highly concentrated pure plant compounds too concentrated to put on the skin straight from the bottle. It is important to buy good quality pure essentials oils.

Like herbs there are hundreds of essentials oils with varying healing properties and like herbs there are some very well known and popular essential oils we have all heard of essential oils like lavender known for relaxing muscles and the mind, or tea tree with its reputation for helping all sorts of conditions especially fungal problems, eucalyptus essential oil for improving the respiratory system, or lemon essential oils for cleansing.

There are contra-indications – if you are pregnant or take certain medication or if you are a child or suffer epilepsy or an adult with high blood pressure.


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