Elements Massage South Mesa Introducing Aromatherapy April 1



Introductory aromatherapy special for the month

Aromatherapy can be used to further enhance the benefits of massage by promoting the calming of the mind to aid in relaxation, reduce anxiety, nervous stress and depression. It can also increase the overall state of well-being and vitality during a massage. Scents can have many positive psychological effects- think about when the orange blossoms are in full bloom in the spring in Arizona. Many people can relate to the feeling you get when you experience the scent, as a warm and comforting feeling comes over you as well as a general feeling of well-being. ow about the fresh smell in the ionization of the air after a lightning storm? Smells can instantly teleport you to an earlier time and a pleasant memory. The reason for these types of associations is that the brain's olfactory bulb, which starts in the nose and runs along the bottom of the brain, is connected to both the amygdala (which is an emotion center and has sometimes been classified as a part of the basal ganglia) and to the hippocampus (which is involved in memory).

Your sense of smell runs through a portion of your brain that visual, auditory (sound), and tactile (touch) senses do not and may be why aromas trigger emotions and memories so well. The scent you choose will build a relation to a great massage experience and will be triggered the next time you smell that aroma.

Elements has chosen to begin with four essential oils from Bon Vital:

  • Eucalyptus (commonly comes from the leaves of three different trees in Australia and Southeast Asia- Eucalyptus, Corymbia & Angophora & has an instantly recognizable and sharp, pleasant odor
    • Aromatherapy Benefits: purifying, invigorating

  • Lavender (floral and sweet, from the lavender flower)
    • Aromatherapy Benefits: balancing, soothing, normalizing, calming, relaxing, healing

    • Radiance(a blend that includes the following essential oils):
      • Rosewood (comes from rosewood chips and has a soft, gentle, light woody, sweet, rose-like scent)
          Aromatherapy Benefits: gently strengthening, calming
      • Tangerine
        • Aromatherapy Benefits: cheering, uplifting
      • Bergamot (a cold-pressed oil that come from the rinds of the bergamot orange and commonly used in Earl Grey tea)
        • Aromatherapy Benefits: uplifting, inspiring, confidence-building
      • Palmarosa (a wild grassy leafed plant from from India and the Himalayas has a sharp floral note with a hint of rose)
        • Aromatherapy Benefits: refreshing
      • Lemon
        • Aromatherapy Benefits: uplifting, refreshing, cheering
      • Vetiver (a grass from the Poaceae family of plants, which include lemongrass and citronella and is warm, earthy, woody, balsamic & smoky notes)
        • Aromatherapy Benefits: supportive, grounding
      • Orange
        • Aromatherapy Benefits: invigorating, purifying and uplifting
      • Fir Needle
        • Aromatherapy Benefits: refreshing and harmonizing

      • Vitality (a blend that includes the following essential oils):
        • Frankincense (extracted from the gum or resin from boswellia sacra trees for over 5,000 years and is balsamic-spicy, slightly lemon & conifer)
          • Aromatherapy Benefits: calming, visualizing, meditative
        • Bergamot (a cold-pressed oil that come from the rinds of the bergamot orange and commonly used in Earl Grey tea)
          • Aromatherapy Benefits: uplifting, inspiring, confidence-building
        • Cypress (obtained from the distillation of the young twigs, stems and needles of the cypress conifer tree
          • Aromatherapy Benefits: purifying, balancing
        • Geranium (from the geranium leaves and has a powerful, leafy-rose aroma with fruity, mint undertones)
          • Aromatherapy Benefits: soothing, mood-lifting, balancing
        • Lavender (calming, floral and sweet, from the lavender flower)
          • Aromatherapy Benefits: balancing, soothing, normalizing, calming, relaxing, healing
        • Palmarosa (a wild grassy leafed plant from from India and the Himalayas has a sharp floral note with a hint of rose)
          • Aromatherapy Benefits: refreshing
        • Sage (come from the culinary herb sage and has a spicy, herbal, minty, fruity aroma)
          • Aromatherapy Benefits: strengthens the senses and vital centers of the body and to support metabolism

      Elements will add the essential oil of your choice to the lotion that is used in your massage.

      The cost of adding aromatherapy to a massage will be $10, but for the month of April as an introductory special, it will be 50 percent off the normal price or $5 a massage (of any length). Call and book your aromatherapy massage today!

      Elements Massage is located at 1705 S. Greenfield Rd., #103, Mesa. To book an appointment, visit http://elementsmassage.com/south-mesa or call (480) 719-7199.

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