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Essential Oils Massage Therapy in New York, NY

What Does Essential Oils Massage Therapy Treat?

Essential Oils Massage Therapy in New York, NY

While the healthcare community tends to view aromatherapy and essential oils as a pseudoscience, some studies have shown that essential oils prevented the transmission of some drug-resistant strains of Staphylococcus, Streptococcus and Candida.

Essential oils used in combination with massage therapy can facilitate the following:

  • Detoxification
  • Improved circulation
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Heightened mental awareness
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Improved energy flow
  • Heightened immune response to viruses and bacteria
  • Emotional release
  • Support healthy skin and hair

Practitioners of aromatherapy with massage therapy, will tell you the combination of the two can improve the following symptoms:

What Are Essential Oils?

All essential oils are the characteristic fragrance of the plants from which they are derived; they are, in fact, the actual oil of the plant. Essential oils are created by several different methods, including steam distillation, expression, solvent extraction, absolute oil extraction, resin tapping and cold pressing. You can find essential oils in everyday products ranging from cosmetics and perfume to food flavoring to household cleaning products. An aromatherapist or massage therapist/body worker using essential oils will dilute the essential oils in a plant-based “carrier oil.” These can range from sunflower oil to grapeseed oil to sesame oil. Each of these carrier oils has their own list of benefits. They are mixed with the essential oils in a dark bottle, so as not to be diluted by sunlight.

Who Should Take Precautions in Receiving Essential Oils Massage Therapy?

There are health conditions that should be cautionary to your essential oils massage therapist or body worker.  They should ask you to fill out a health form before you begin, identifying any outstanding health issues. For example, if you are a patient with skin cancer, the therapist should avoid phototoxic oils, which would increase your sun sensitivity. If you are a patient with high blood pressure, eucalyptus would be dangerous in a full-body massage treatment. Pregnant women should not be massaged with essential oils such as spearmint, wintergreen, sage, fennel, cedarwood or rosemary. Since pregnant women can have heightened sense of smell and sensitivity to aromas, they may wish to avoid aromatherapy and try traditional medical massage therapy.

This health conditions intake form should alert your massage therapist to whether you have the following conditions or treatments:

  • Allergies or skin sensitivities
  • Skin cancer
  • Anti-coagulant/blood-thinning medications
  • Lung or respiratory issues like asthma or COPD
  • High blood pressure
  • Hepatitis
  • Pregnant or nursing
  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Bladder disease

You can request more information about essential oils massage therapy today by calling (929) 244-4466 or contact Manhattan Integrative Medicine online.

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Manhattan Integrative Medicine


1841 Broadway
Ste 1012
New York, NY 10023
(929) 244-4466


Mon: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

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