Relaxing massage is a gentle, stress-releasing massage form. During relaxing massage patients often feel sleepy and it is very common that they also fall asleep. The impact of relaxing massage can be further boosted and/or complemented with the application of various essential oils or their combination.
The techniques of relaxing massage, similarly to most massage types use the techniques of Swedish massage. But it is a more refined technique with the aim of relaxing the patient and to dissolve the stress fields within the body. Hypnotic and calmative smoothing strokes relax the patient. It is recommended for overdriven, very exhausted patients subject to lot of stress.
Please view the below essential oil combinations, which help to boost the relaxing impact of the relaxing massage, thus achieving a more intense relaxation experience.
Bergamot, cedar, jasmine, mandarin, rose:
this combination is mainly dominated by citrus oils. It has a calming effect and helps relaxation.
Peppermint, lemon, eucalyptus, grapefruit, cubeb:
A pleasantly refreshing mixture. The exotic smell of cubeb, the camphoric scent of eucalyptus and the menthol scent of peppermint are a perfect match for the citrus oil fragrance.
Peppermint, pine, cajuput:
a decongestant mixture. Very useful for catarrhal, respiratory passage inflammations; it improves the penetrability of the respiratory passages and mitigates the symptoms of cold.
great for the sense of well-being, energising impact.
Peppermint, ginger, rosemary:
anti-inflammatory, alleviator of pain, improves blood circulation, muscle relaxant mixture.
harmonising mixture, the strong flower scent of Ylang-Ylang (or Ylang-Ylang) creates perfect harmony with the fresh lemon scent.
After a relaxing massage it is recommended to take a hot bath. If you do so before going to bed use a few drops of lavender oil ensuring a good night sleep.