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Sensual aromatherapy massage oils are the greatest way to have the best of both worlds when relieving stress and reducing tension, thus helping our body to maintain or achieve health.
By adding a specific scent to the soothing manipulations of massage, any of the three basic massages techniques, that is Effleurage, Petrissage or Finger Point, are enhanced.
For anyone unsure of what these basic massage techniques are, Effleurage is stroking with the whole hand, gently and firmly. Petrissage is kneading – as you would dough – with the whole hand. This technique is firm but not painful.
Finger Point stimulates trigger points, either with small circular movements of the pad of one or more fingers, or by using the thumbs to massage in a way that comes naturally to the thumbs.
With Kama Sutra's Aromatic Botanical Massage Oils the tactile sensation is enhanced with the addition of scent. Sensual aromatherapy in particular, reaches deep into the subconscious as well as the body tissue, triggering memories that produce feel good hormones, so along with the physical strokes, you’re getting subconscious strokes as well.
The absolute and essential oils used in aromatherapy are distilled from plants that come from every continent on the globe. Each essential oil comes from a specific plant. Each plant shares a vibrant aromatic energy.
There are many basic scents of sensual aromatherapy oils include peppermint, geranium, jasmine, rose, and even vanilla, each used to create a different kind of massage therapy.
In aromatherapy it is held that simply inhaling an essential oil elicits an immediate olfactory response and provides for ready absorption in the bloodstream.
Essential oils as implied by the term “Aromatherapy", have a powerful effect through our sense of smell. Mint oils are spirited, uplifting, invigorating, and when you’re down in the dumps, instrumental in lifting your spirits and your mood.
In the field of Sensual aromatherapy, it is believed that in skin care, essential oils regulate the activity of capillaries and restore vitality to the tissues.
In Maguerite Maury’s Guide to Aromatherapy, she states “essential oils are natural rejuvenating agents which facilitate the elimination of waste matter and dead cells and promote the regeneration of new and healthy cells.” Used daily in a self-massage, they are instrumental in improving and maintaining good health.
In the application of Aromatherapy to massage, the essential oils have a relatively small, simple and lipid-soluble molecular structure that allows them to pass easily through the skin. Once diluted, essential oil may be applied directly to the skin and is completely absorbed, penetrating deeply into the tissues, interstitial fluid and bloodstream. Different oils have varying rates of absorption, between 20 and 120 minutes.
This two-fold approach to relaxation and stimulation for the body adds significantly to the total massage experience. Adding aromatherapy to massage with sensual oils creates different results.
Whether the need is relaxation, rejuvenation, calming, or detoxification, the essential oils used in aromatherapy massage and sensual oils are carried by the blood to specific organs and systems of the body where they enhance the natural functions of these organs.
Smell (olfaction) is the least understood of our five senses and yet is perhaps the most powerful. The olfactory membrane is the only place in the human body where the central nervous system is exposed and in direct contact with the environment.
When an olfactory receptor cell is stimulated, an impulse travels along the olfactory nerve to the limbic portion of the brain where memory, hunger, sexual response or emotion is evoked. Before consciously knowing we are in contact with an aroma, our subconscious mind has already received and reacted to it.
the power of the sense of smell with the largest organ of our body,
that is the skin, and aromatherapy massage and sensual oils are perhaps
the best way to stimulate the body to care for itself from the outside,