The benefits of a leisurely, relaxing massage are well-known: from increased blood flow to improved well-being, massage is one of the few things in life which is both pleasurable and good for you!
Adding an additional dimension to traditional massage, an aromatherapy massage involves the use of essential oils, usually blended and added to a carrier oil.
Essential oils have been scientifically proven to contain active ingredients that have a positive effect on the body and mind. A massage with essential oils provides added healing and well-being advantages.
Aromatherapy for men can be enjoyed in a number of different ways. If you’ve decided on an aromatherapy massage, follow our top three tips to make sure the experience is as good as it can be.
- Choose your spa with care
Check in advance that your massage will be performed by a fully trained, qualified and experienced aromatherapy massage therapist. They will have the skill not only to massage you correctly, but also to come up with a blend of essential oils which can be tailored to meet your individual needs.
- Communicate with your therapist
If you find a part of the massage uncomfortable, or conversely want additional attention paid to a particularly stiff neck or aching shoulder, tell your therapist! Communicating effectively with your therapist enables them to tailor the massage so that you end up getting the most from it.
- Leave the world behind
One of the benefits of a massage is being able to do nothing for a little while! Hectic 21st century lifestyles mean that true downtime is rare. Make the most of your massage by leaving your screens behind. Switch off your phone and empty your mind. Many spas play tranquil music during massages; if you have a particular favourite, why not ask for it as part of your massage experience?
Regular aromatherapy massages for men can make a noticeable difference to continued mental and physical well-being. If you want peace and relaxation, which an aromatherapy massage can offer, get in touch and let us book you a session with one of our therapists.