Got stress, migraines, or chronic aches and pains? Introducing Aroma Touch Therapy . . .
- Posted on: Sep 21 2015
Essential oils have been used for nearly 6,000 years to address a spectrum of issues that affect the human body. The ancient Chinese, Indians, Egyptians, Greeks, and even Romans have used this practice to address everything from stress and sleeplessness to a variety of medical problems. And like any tradition rooted in ancient culture, there are time-tested guidelines for what works, and what doesn’t. Aromatherapy is both a science and an art — an art of nuance. And today’s practitioners are experienced at combining and applying oils in a way that thousands of years of trial and error have determined are most effective for the human body.
A modern approach to this ancient tradition, the Aroma Touch technique, focuses on applying precise combinations of essential oils in four stages to balance the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems of the body.
During an Aroma Touch massage, Paulla, North Dallas Dermatology’s aromatherapy practitioner, applies essential oils along visceral contact points of the back and feet while stimulating the body’s energy meridians. These oils are used in conjunction with massage to re-establish a state of homeostasis within the body.
During the four-step Aroma Touch massage, Paulla combines eight essential oils for stress reduction. Each oil combination is specifically formulated to promote physiological and emotional calm.
First, to create balance, Paulla begins by applying a grounding blend of spruce, rosewood, frankincense and blue tansy. Once these four oils are combining with a patient’s body heat, lavender is used to clarify the scent, producing calm and relaxation.
In the second stage of an Aroma Touch massage, Paulla takes the aromatherapy work deeper, concentrating on stimulating the body’s external and internal defensive immune functions with applications of Melaleuca and combinations of wild orange, clove cinnamon and rosemary essential oils.
Next, it’s time to address the body’s inflammatory response. In the third stage, Paulla blends oils like basil, cypress and peppermint to stimulate blood flow in the body’s surface tissues.
As an Aroma Touch massage enters the final stage, Paulla loosens and invigorates muscles with an application of wild orange and peppermint, oils that are traditionally used to refresh, “wake up” and center the body and mind.
Aroma Touch massage isn’t for everyone, but essential oil blending, when it’s done right, can have a powerful effect on reducing the chronic stress levels and fatigue that can cause more ominous problems down the road.
Burning those essential oils in your home is a great first step, but to experience the true benefits of aromatherapy, only a knowledgeable practitioner can create the intoxicating calm and clarity that comes with an Aroma Touch massage.
Call (214) 761-8524 to book your 30, 60, or 90 minute Aroma Touch massage with North Dallas Dermatology’s expert practitioner.
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