The benefits of using Peppermint Oil during a massage.
Imagine this, a massage appointment that you have been waiting for, for weeks, the day is finally here! You are excited and relieved. Your muscles are craving to relax. Stepping through the front doors of your favorite clinic, slightly cool air escapes, leaving you refreshed as you let the door close behind you. Could it be the peppermint oil during a massage?
“It smells amazing in here!” You think to yourself.
Curious about the refreshing and minty aroma. “I know this scent!” And it hits you. It’s the sweet aroma of Peppermint that you have tried before in your coffee, chocolate, toothpaste, mints, and more!
But wait, what could it possibly be good for in a massage clinic? Maybe somebody is drinking Peppermint tea. No. No tea. Massage? Really?
Essential oils are a revelation to massage, and we have introduced using Peppermint Oil paired with your favorite choice of massage treatment.
Before we get to the juicy benefits of using Peppermint Oil during a massage, we want to give you some brief insight about what essential oils are and how to use them.
With that said, we will be placing more emphasis on Peppermint Oil. Essential oils are highly concentrated and contain core characteristics that give plants their full flavors and perfume.
Peppermint was recognized as a distinct mint, in the seventeen hundreds. It is known to be a natural hybrid of Watermint and Spearmint. The name comes from Latin names Mentha x Piperita.
The way to use essential oils is by diluting with a carrier oil, which means taking a few drops of essential oil of your choice and mixing it with coconut oil, or any oil of your choice.
This part, in particular, is essential mainly because some skin can react or become irritated with the level of concentration in essential oils.
Peppermint Oil in particular, is quite potent. Putting it topically onto the skin without any carrier oil will give you a stronger cooling sensation.
Mixing this guy with some coconut oil will give you the same relaxing results, and it will be gentler on the skin at the same time.
Plus when is coconut oil ever bad for your skin?
These two will make quite a dynamic duo for your skin’s nourishment, hydration and healing. When Peppermint oil is applied directly to the skin, it creates a tingly and cooling sensation, hence why it is a well-known remedy for headache and migraine relief.
Take two drops of Peppermint oil, in your palm with a pea-size amount of coconut oil. Rub in between your hands and then gently massage your temples, avoiding the eyes.
If you are feeling extra adventurous, run your hands through your hair massaging the scalp, your neck, and shoulders for a full experience.
Peppermint's benefits are even better when applied with a thorough massage:
Alright, now that we covered a few basics about Peppermint Oil, does this give you an idea about the kind of things it might be useful for during a massage?
Sure, it will have all of the fantastic side effects mentioned above AND more!
What a versatile guy! A gift that keeps on giving.
Let’s come back to the massage clinic. You have five minutes before your appointment. You start to notice that your body is tired. There is tension in your neck.
Thoughts about your day start to creep up; it was a stressful one today.
However, you begin to notice the peaceful music in the background, and the fresh aroma of Peppermint is starting to feel calm.
Finally, you take the deepest breath you have all day!
It’s time. The Masseuse walks out into the lobby and calls your name.
Massage time is finally here! Now let’s mention the benefits of using Peppermint Oil during your massage. While we mention the benefits, imagine yourself cozy on the table and ready to melt and relax more profound into the moment.
Our skin is the largest organ of our bodies. Perhaps the most neglected one too. The skin protects us every single day from outside elements.
The elements include the sun, polluted air, perfumes, makeup, chemically infused lotions and more! With our busy daily schedules nowadays, we simply don’t have time or forget to nurture this remarkable organ.
Luckily during a massage, when using Peppermint Oil, it helps to eliminate harmful bacteria from your skin. Perhaps you are experiencing some inflammation in your legs or the lower back.
Peppermint Oil will help disinfect your skin and soothe any area of concern.
Earlier, we talked about the effects of Peppermint Oil on the skin, the tingling and cooling sensations. This magic of an oil will have your muscles feeling refreshed and rejuvenated in no time.
So many benefits in so little time!
Was that the best virtual body massage you ever imagined? Did you think a body massage could come with so many other benefits all because of Peppermint Oil?
We want to give our clients an overall fulfilling experience head to toe physically, mentally, and emotionally! Adding Peppermint Oil to our massage helps us create a healing and calming environment for you and your body.
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