Soular Massage in Lexington KY Offers Free Aromatherapy With Swedish and Deep Tissue Massages


What Is Aromatherapy? Is It Expensive?
Aromatherapy massage is massage therapy but with highly concentrated plant oils, called essential oils, added to the massage oil or lotion.  At Soular Massage™ Wellness Center, we offer free aromatherapy with every massage.  There are medical conditions which contraindicate the use of some essential oils, and we evaluate each client prior to an aromatherapy session.
How Does Aromatherapy Massage Work?

  • the nostrils are attached to a part of the brain called the limbic system. The limbic system controls emotions and influences the nervous system and hormones. 
  • when you inhale essential oil molecules, messages are transmitted to the limbic system and affect heart rate, stress level, blood pressure, breathing, memory, digestion, and the immune system.
  • essential oils are also absorbed through the skin.
  • each essential oil has different healing properties.  For example, some calm while others energize. Here are some widely used essential oils and their properties:

                 calming – chamomile, lavender, geranium

                 uplifting – ylang ylang, clary sage, rose, neroli

                 energizing – rosemary

                 cleansing – rosemary

                 decongesting – eucalyptus, pine, tea tree 

Why Do People Get Aromatherapy Massage?

  • emotionally-related conditions.
  • stress and stress-related conditions such as insomnia
  • headache
  • digestive disorders
  • premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • back pain 

What Can I Expect During An Aromatherapy Massage?

  • after the consultation, one or more essential oils are selected based on what you need and are mixed in with the massage oil or lotion.
  • the subtle aroma of the essential oils fill the air around you during the massage.
  • after the massage, the massage therapist may suggest a blend that you can use at home between massage treatments.

Do not eat a heavy meal before the massage.
Massage is not recommended:

  • if you have an infectious skin disease, rash, or open wound
  • immediately after surgery
  • immediately after chemotherapy or radiation, unless recommended by your doctor 

Always check with your doctor before getting a massage:

  • if you have osteoporosis
  • if you are prone to blood clots
  • If you have heart disease
  • if you are pregnant 

Based on your pre-session interview, the massage therapist may conclude that it would be prudent to refer you to a physician and reschedule your session.  Massage therapists are neither trained nor legally permitted to diagnose.  However, they are trained to be observant and to be aware of signs that may contraindicate massage.  In keeping with the massage therapist's code of ethics, it is always better to err on the side of caution for your well being.  It is strongly recommended that you follow your therapist's advice if you are referred for consultation.  You should not be charged for the session.

483 Pasadena Drive

Lexington, KY 40503

Phone: 859-806-5120


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