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Following the basic principles of universal precautions , essential oils are easy to incorporate into basic vegetable oils to create aromatic massage oils. Essential oils result from the distillation of plants. They contain highly concentrated aromatic molecules that are used diluted in vegetable oils to provide basic massages, generally in small quantities.
Depending on the objective and according to the properties of each essential oil, there are various possibilities to combine the benefits of massage and the virtues of aromatherapy. External application via massage is indeed one of the best forms of absorption of essential oils for massage : that allows the rapid diffusion of the active ingredients of essential oils in the body, facilitating their absorption through the skin. The aromatic massage can be preventive and even therapeutic or simply relaxing and soothing care. Massages have a holistic impact, they affect our physical well-being, psychological and emotional. The aromatic massage affects the energy level of the body by promoting the elimination of toxins. For athletes, massage helps tone muscles by increasing oxygenation and allowing, for example , the removal of lactic acid source aches after a day of skiing.
The numerous organic essential oils produced in our beautiful region of the Alps are of exceptional quality with a large range of properties and incomparable flavors. The morning before you leave for skiing, a tonic aromatic massage with essential oils such as linalool thyme or rosemary helps waking up the body: you will start the day with energy and vitality. The evening after a day practicing sports in the Alps, a massage with relaxing oils (like lavender) is a great help for relaxation and sleep. The back massage especially helps to release muscles and to be relaxed as it is done along the column which has many nerves. The leg massage is performed from the ankle to the thigh to relieve venous problems and cellulite with detoxifying oils for venous and lymphatic circulation. The essential oils used are cypress and clary sage for women. For athletes, essential oils like lavender, or juniper and rosemary do favor muscle relaxation.
Massage oils are prepared according to the purpose of the massage but the more fluid is the vegetable oil carrier used, the easier absorption of the essential oil is. At Massage Chamonix, we do use organic vegetable oils and first cold pressing f or an optimal absorption of the essential oils and to get a healthy, beautiful skin.