Cure Anxiety Naturally With Holistic Massage

Cure anxiety naturally with holistic massage

There are many methods for treating anxiety naturally but the most well known is aromatherapy and when teamed with massage I believe it is by far the most beneficial if you wish to cure anxiety naturally with holistic massage.

What Is Aromatherapy Massage? Cure Anxiety Naturally With Holistic Massage.

When looking for holistic or natural, healthy therapies designed to cure anxiety naturally or promote well-being the most widely known and easily accessed is aromatherapy and in particular the massages.

Aromatherapy is a term that encompasses many forms of treatment. This overview only refers to Aromatherapy treatment via massage.

Cure Anxiety Naturally With Holistic Massage

Cure Anxiety Naturally With Holistic Massage


Aromatherapy is the use of naturally sourced essential oils to promote healing. The essential oils are extracted from different parts of herbs and plants and the strength and usage of the oils is dependent on the time of year, the age of the plant and the part of the plant being gathered from. There are several ways of applying the oils, including adding the oils to your bath, or inhaling them, but the most popular and effective is through massage.

 

It is widely accepted that these essential oils when applied to the body or when diffused in a burner into the atmosphere can generate feelings of well-being and deep relaxation. By adding a light and soothing massage, which provides additional stimuli to the body, combined with the use of the essential oils you have aromatherapy massage.


Points To Consider – Cure Anxiety Naturally With Holistic Massage

When seeking aromatherapy massage you should ensure you check the following:

Duration of Massage: Cure Anxiety Naturally With Holistic Massage

To gain benefits and fully utilize the healing properties of the essential oils the duration of the aromatherapy massage should be at least one hour. This is the time required for the essential oils to be absorbed into the body through the skin and activate the necessary chemical reactions which lead to healing and the sense of well-being described. Anything less than an hour will not give the oils sufficient time to enter the body. The massage and strokes used will assist in the body’s absorption of these oils.


Essential Oils: Cure Anxiety Naturally With Holistic Massage

Ask your therapist about the oils used during the massage. You should ensure that the oils used are natural, non-synthetic and organic if you are to receive the expected healing outcomes. Also check with your therapist if the massage is able to cater to specific health requirements or if it is simply a generic wellbeing massage.


Consultation: Cure Anxiety Naturally With Holistic Massage

Your therapist should offer a free consultation before the initial massage. During this time your health will be discussed and one or more essential oils are selected based upon your needs. These are then mixed in with the massage oil or lotion and as well as being absorbed by the body the subtle aroma of the essential oils fills the air around you during the massage and can be absorbed via your respiratory system.

Resting Time: Cure Anxiety Naturally With Holistic Massage

All good aromatherapy massages will incorporate resting time at the end. This means an hour long massage should be 80 minutes in length so you have at least 20 minutes resting time after the massage. During the resting time you should drink ample warm or cold water, recline in a lounger or day bed and allow the body to return to its normal state and expel any of the remaining essential oils through your breath, sweat and/or urine.

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Pure Essential Oils Of Lavender or Eucalyptus Combined With Carrier Oil Make A Wonderful Massage Oil for Anxiety Sufferers


Cure Anxiety Naturally With Holistic Massage

When being used specifically to combat an ailment or illness it is recommended that two to three aromatherapy massage sessions per week give the maximum results. Many therapists advice that daily massage should not cause any problem, but I believe that a break of 2-3 days between sessions is more desirable as it allows time for the body to relax and excrete toxic substances mobilized by the massage without stress.

Aromatherapy massage has better effects when it is applied to the whole body. For example, if you decide to get a massage because the muscles of one leg feel sore, massage on just the specific leg will give relief but it does not protect the rest of the body nor does it identify why the leg was sore to begin with. The full body massage will assist healing the leg which is sore and also aides/protects the healthy leg as it is this leg that will be burdened and carry most of the body weight to counter the pain in the other leg .

If left unchecked this could cause a further burden to the pelvis area, the asymmetry could affect the spine and subsequently lead to numb arms and/or sore neck. Thus, it is important to give our body the care it deserves!

How does aromatherapy work and what to expect?

The main belief of the healing powers of aromatherapy is that you directly absorb the oils through the skin into your bloodstream. The oils then travel through your body and dependent upon the healing properties of the oil used have an effect on a specific organ or function in your body.

Aromatherapy massage is one of the most widely known and utilized holistic treatments for the treatment of illness and anxiety related problems as it combines the natural therapeutic properties of essential oils alongside the healing power of massage therapy.


Clothes on? Clothes Off!

Aromatherapy massage is best performed on nude clients; however the therapist will leave the room so that you can undress in privacy and most therapists will provide disposable modesty underwear which can be worn during the massage and prevents yours being destroyed by oil.

Aromatherapy massage not only has powerful physical, emotional and mental effects but it is also described as a great relaxing and rejuvenating experience. The benefits of aromatherapy massage are widely documented and known to benefit a wide range of health conditions in particular the nervous, circulatory, lymphatic, immune and muscular systems. Aromatherapy massage is also a pleasant method for bringing about mental clarity, relaxation and alleviates stress and headaches.

Aromatherapy treatments have both physiological and psychological effects. The combination of massage and the medicinal and therapeutic qualities of the essential oils (molecules both inhaled [aroma] and absorbed through the skin) can soothe, revitalise, uplift the spirit, encourage positive thinking and boost the immune system enabling the body to heal itself.


Cure Anxiety Naturally With Holistic Massage

AROMATHERAPY FULL BODY MASSAGE BENEFITS:

  • Relaxes, balances and harmonizes the body.
  • Reduces stress.
  • Strengthens the entire body and supports the body in its own healing process.
  • Encourages a healthy immune system to fight infection.
  • Enhances lymphatic drainage – this helps to reduce fluid retention and prevent oedema
  • Induces a feeling of deep relaxation in the body
  • Helps to restore balance in the body
  • Increases the oxygen and nutrient supply to the tissues by increasing the blood circulation
  • Helps to increase energy levels as blockages and congestion in the nerves are eased

Psychological Benefits:

Aromatherapy massage can:

  • promote a general state of well-being
  • calm and soothe the mind
  • help to reduce nervous tension
  • help to lift the mood and reduces feelings of depression
  • treating anxiety naturally ensures positive mindset and encourages self belief

 

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20 Responses to Cure Anxiety Naturally With Holistic Massage

  1. Hello Jason. Thanks for introducing a world of aromatherapy.
    I am a big fan of organic oils and massages. When I back in Europe, at home, I treat myself with few massages.
    They are a delight for body and for soul. After it, I feel as feather because it relaxes and removes all obstacles from mind, at least for few weeks.
    What I like about holistic massage therapy, that it employs a variety of forms, such as working with customers spiritual, mental, physical and energetic needs.
    Sometimes people do not realize that they have not just physical body. A relaxation, which is reached through holistic massage therapy, helps rest and fight against stress, which is constant thing in our lives. A stress can be harmful for mind in the same way as for body.
    Thanks for great and helpful read.
    All the best, Nemira.

    • Thank you Nemira

      Absolutely agree. Holistic massage is a brilliant remedy for the stresses of today’s world. As with all holistic treatments and therapies the combined focus on mind body and spirit truly helps find physical, emotional and spiritual balance.

      Love and light

      Jason

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    group? There’s a lot of folks that I think would really appreciate your content.
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  3. as someone who is currently suffering from anxiety, i definitely find this article helpful as it shows me a natural way to lower my anxiety. however, after getting massages i find that my tension quickly builds up again in my shoulders, so im not sure if there is a difference between a normal massage and the massage you talked about in the article?

    • Hey Jazzy

      The issue with most massages is that they are relaxation only…so as soon as they end our mind then goes back to work and if you suffer from anxiety you will begin to think and rethink and this leads to stress being built up in your body (in your case shoulders). Try the mindfulness meditations and this massage and youll find that the massage also relaxes the mental/spiritual side and the healing occurs across the physical, mental and spirit.

  4. I’ve been considering getting a massage again recently – most recently I had a hot stone massage, which was lovely but I hadn’t heard of an aromatherapy massage! I can understand how it would be a good way to relieve anxiety naturally – and it sounds great, I think I will have to book one of those in the near future. Thanks for posting!

    • Hey

      Many thanks for your comments

      I hope you try the aromatherapy massage

      It’s beautifully relaxing and extremely healing

      J

  5. Thanks for this great post.
    I don’t suffer from anxiety like some people do with anxiety attacks and being seriously affected. I do get periods of feeling quite tense and uptight which I think is probably normal.
    I love getting aromatherapy treatment, a massage or a body stress release treatment and find this always helps a lot.
    I think the physical touch in combination with aromatherapy oils is very relaxing.
    Have you heard of Body Stress Release? I go regularly for sessions and it helps me with physical pain and to help me de-stress too. I think that would make a great topic for a future post if you are interested 🙂

    • hi Lynne

      Thanks for your comments

      Many of us find massage wonderful for normal everyday stress. Body stress release is a fabulous holistic remedy which can be practiced in the comfort of your home as well as a therapeutic group setting .

      Glad you find it helpful. I’ve tried the techniques and find it very beneficial

      J

  6. I LOVE getting a massage – it’s just simply adorable! I could use one right now if you could arrange it.

    I don’t think I’ve ever had a massage that lasts for 60-80 minutes but I’m more than willing.

    Actually, I didn’t realise it takes all of 60 minutes for the oils to “get in there” and do their job. I’m guessing you use different oils according to what therapy you are after. Which oils do you recommend for stress/anxiety?

    • If you can get to Mauritius, we can arrange it!

      We definitely use different oils, depending on stress, or anxiety or depression, even a combination of all. Thats why a consultation first is important.

      As a catch all, and great for releiving general stress and anxiety, use Bergamot, Basil and Sandalwood. You can use 1, 2 or all 3 mixed in with some good base oil. They all have different properties but can be used happily together.

      Bergamot – refreshing and uplifting helps relieve feelings of pain, sadness, anxiety, depression.

      Basil – soothing and relaxes. Helps relieve fatigue, depression and anxiety.

      Sandalwood has a slight sedative effect and therefore aides tension and relieves stress.

      Go get that oil!

      To your best health

      Jason

  7. Hi Jason.
    Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for the article on treating anxiety naturally.
    My Aunt has suffered with anxiety for years. She has tried aroma therapy with all the so-called miracle oils, but has never tried anything organic and never tried aromatherapy message. I’m excited to share your article with her and hopefully she can find some kind of relief.
    Thanks again ~Jeremy

    • Hi Jeremy,

      Thanks for writing. I am sure that your Aunt will find the combination of essential oils and massage therapy brings about alleviation from anxiety. Please tell your Aunt not to expect any miracle cures after the first session, sometimes people expect to be cured after 1 hour and when they are not it can make anxiety worse as they have something else to stress and worry about. Just allow the oils and massage to do the job and within 3-4 sessions she will know its working. Best wishes

      Jason

      • Hey Jason.
        Just stopping by for an update.
        I’m not saying my Aunt is “cured”, but after the last several months of following your advice, the improvements are so big that it’s almost like being around a completely different person.

        We are so glad we stumbled across your site!
        ~Jeremy

        • Hey Jeremy,
          Thanks so much for stopping by. I am absolutely delighted that your Aunt is making progress and is feeling a lot better.
          I am truly thankful that you let me know and I wish her continued good health and happiness.
          Best health to you also my friend.
          Love and Light
          Jason

  8. im concerned about my well-being and was looking for aromatherapy massages.
    My therapist assured me that synthetic oils work just as fine in aroma therapy, what can you say?
    I was not so convinced thats the reason i was looking for more info and landed on your site.
    Thanks for your anser

    • Hey Roamy

      Thanks for asking the question. Without any disrespect to your therapist, synthetic oils are not as good and not nearly as effective. They serve a purpose as they are cost effective (cheap) and are suitable for basic or relaxing massage where the focus is pure relaxation and pleasure but where no healing or health related concerns are involved. Synthetics usually have a pleasing smell and are OK in diffusers and massage oil but they do not contain the intensity of essential elements required for use in aromatherapy healing and health. Its a bit like using vanilla essence rather than extract – it kind of tastes and smells like vanilla but you know its not!

      I would consider looking to seek a therapist experienced with healing treatments and who uses pure holistic oils within their massage base.

      my best wishes

      Jason

  9. great information about aromatherapy massage. I used to practice this, and it has a very calming effect on the body and mind and is a natural way to relieve anxiety and stress.

    • Hi Krysten
      Great to hear from you and thanks for leaving a comment. In the next few weeks we will be looking at various holistic treatments for aiding stress and anxiety. Aromatherapy is a good introduction for people new to holistic healthy living, as you know, and regardless of stress levels is also a brilliant for a pamper and ‘me time’ treat!

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