Aromatherapy Massage Advantages and Disadvantages

Aromatherapy massage is a type of Swedish massage therapy which is done using massage oil or lotion that contains essential oils (highly concentrated plant oils). During an aromatherapy massage at Hotmalemassage, you inhale these essential oil molecules or absorb them through your skin. They are thought to promote beneficial changes in your mind and body by affecting the limbic system, a region of the brain which is known to influence the nervous system of humans.


Each oil that is used in an aromatherapy massage holds it’s own importance and advantages.

Some particular oils that are used with their properties are enlisted below:

  • Calming: chamomile, lavender, and geranium oil
  • Uplifting: ylang-ylang, clary sage, rose, and neroli oil
  • Energizing: rosemary oil
  • Decongesting: eucalyptus, pine, and tea tree oil

The main purpose of aromatherapy massage is meant to improve your physical and mental well-being. Essential oils used at Hotmalemassage are extremely concentrated so to be used correctly they should be diluted into milder oils, humidifiers, or lotions.

Aromatherapy has shown benefits for the following uses:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • insomnia
  • nausea
  • pain


There are generally few risks or say issues associated with aromatherapy massage. One amongst those to be considered is possible sensitivity to the essential oils used during your session. Your massage therapist should always dilute the oil with massage lotion or a carrier oil before applying to the skin for the massage.

If you have doubts or are unsure about a particular oil, ask the therapist to diffuse it in the room instead of applying it directly to your skin.

Symptoms that are possible of an allergic reaction to essential oils might include:

  • rash
  • hives
  • redness
  • swelling
  • itchiness
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Some allergic reactions

Essential oils have been used for nearly 6,000 years, with the aim of improving and excercising positivity in a person’s health. The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) defines aromatherapy as “the therapeutic application or the medicinal use of aromatic substances (essential oils) for holistic healing.”

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