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How to Give the Most Relaxing Mother’s Day Ever
Massage for Mother’s Day is Nurturing
Remember how Mom’s hug could make everything feel better? Therapeutic massage returns the favor. During a Swedish massage session, which is the most common type of massage, the therapist will check in to make sure the amount of pressure is OK, and Mom will be covered with a sheet or blanket to protect her modesty.
The therapist will apply oil or lotion, and use gentle, sweeping strokes and kneading to find and release Mom’s tight spots or simply help her deeply relax.
“One of the oils that I love to use is fennel oil, which works great as an abdominal rub for someone who suffers from nervous tension or digestive upset in the gut,”
Fennel oil rubbed clockwise into the belly can really help with that type of tension.
Citrus oils are invigorating, rosemary oil opens the senses, and sandalwood and patchouli oils are sedating and relaxing, Dazey said. Coconut oil has antiviral benefits and also helps smooth out skin that is tense, she added. “It also works on fat deposits to make skin more smooth.”
With or without special oils, a Mother’s Day massage session provides relaxation, pain relief and deep nurturance: Studies show massage therapy boosts the release of the feel-good hormones oxytocin, serotonin and dopamine, all of which increase feelings of contentment.
Massage for Mother’s Day is Pampering
A massage session could include the fragrance of essential oils such as lavender or orange, a heated blanket, flickering candles and soft instrumental music, which combine to create a pampering environment.
Spa-type add-ons like a foot scrub, hot stones or facial massage, which are offered by many massage therapists in private practice, will leave Mom feeling like the queen she is.
You can choose a therapist who specializes in a massage technique like reflexology to add specific benefits to a massage session.
“We have a lot of information from reflexology about how the feet affect the whole body, and the feet also absorb a lot from their environment,” Dazey said. “A foot massage from a specialist who can use the reflexology points and also use a medicinal oil would be a very deep kind of therapy.”
When you call a massage therapist, ask if he is trained in a specific technique, or offers add-ons like aromatherapy, reflexology, hot stones, warm packs, facial massage or foot-and-hand treatments. Or you might want to choose a Swedish massage.
Have fun choosing a session you think your mom will enjoy and benefit from.
Massage for Mother’s Day is Quick and Easy
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Even if your gift is last-minute, you can go online to download a certificate for Mother’s Day, or pick up the phone and order a certificate from us at Natures Hideaway Day Spa Perth.
Your mom can use her gift certificate any day of the year—not just on Mother’s Day.
Appreciate Mom on Mother’s Day
Your mom gave you life. This year, skip the flowers and instead give her the gift of massage therapy, for a nurturing, therapeutic and enjoyable experience that lets her know how much you appreciate her.
As a massage therapist, you likely know that essential oils are wonderful tools for creating a soothing, therapeutic massage experience.
Maybe you are already using essential oils—I hope so. I love to see essential oils as an add-on option when I check in for my monthly massage. I think most massage clients feel the same way about essential oils, even highly sensitive people.
What Is a Highly Sensitive Person?
A client who identifies as a Highly Sensitive Person, often abbreviated as HSP, has an especially sensitive nervous system, which can include sensitivity to noise, music, light and scent, among other stimuli.
Choose Gentle Oils
Which essential oils are best to offer your highly sensitive clients? The last thing you want is for such a client to recoil at the mere mention of essential oils, or experience irritation or a serious reaction because the oil is a bit too intense for his constitution. The key to success with highly sensitive people is choosing the right essential oils and using a low dilution.
Here are my top five favorite essential oils for highly sensitive clients. If you are trained to work with aromatherapy in your practice, keep these gentle essential oils on hand and remember to dilute. As a general guideline, I recommend you start with a 1 percent dilution for a highly sensitive person, about 12 drops of essential oil in four tablespoons of base oil.
- Roman Chamomile, Chamaemelum nobile(L.) All.
Were you expecting lavender to be the first oil? While lavender is gentle and effective with highly sensitive clients, I want to give you some options you may not have tried before, such as Roman chamomile, which is a soothing floral your highly sensitive clients might like.
It has a powerful aroma, but with a toxic rating of 1 on my scale of 1 to 3, chamomile is gentle and exceptionally soothing to the skin as well as muscles and joints, particularly for clients with osteoarthritis. The results of a 2015 study involving knee osteoarthritis, published in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, support this use.
Commonly known for its sedative qualities, chamomile’s analgesic action makes it ideal for relieving pain from a variety of issues such as headaches, chilblains and irritated skin. Chamomile will leave your highly sensitive clients—all clients, really—feeling calm and soothed. Remember, however: Chamomile is an extroverted, pushy aroma, so dilute, dilute, dilute.
2. Bergamot, Citrus aurantium (L.) var. bergamia
Citrus oils are a must-have in every massage therapist’s tool kit. I particularly love bergamot for its invigorating, uplifting qualities. It’s ideal when your client may need to massage away the blues; this outcome is supported by a 2008 Taehan Kanho Hakhoe Chi study, which examined the effects of aromatherapy hand massage on terminal cancer patients’ pain, anxiety and depression.
Like lavender, bergamot contains a constituent called linalyl acetate, which has a sedative effect and anti-inflammatory effect. Linalyl acetate helps release tension and unexpressed emotions. With a toxic rating of 1 on my scale, bergamot is a gentle, yet powerful oil to use with highly sensitive clients if they enjoy citrus.
One thing to keep in mind with bergamot—and most citrus oils—is that if you are using an oil that contains a compound called bergaptene, topical application can cause photosensitivity, which can lead to a severe skin reaction if your client goes out in the sun within 12 hours of having a massage (regardless of level of oil dilution).
To be safe, use a bergaptene-free bergamot oil. It has all the benefits of bergamot without causing sun sensitivity.
3. Neroli, Citrus aurantium (L.) var. amara
Neroli essential oil, another wonderful citrus, is distilled from the delicate blossoms of the orange tree. Serene and uplifting, neroli has a positive effect on both cortisol and blood pressure levels already in the normal range, as supported by the outcome of a 2012 study in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The results of 2013 research published in Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences found neroli is also purifying to the skin—especially during severe breakouts.
With a toxic rating of 1 on my scale, this gentle oil is mild enough to be used during pregnancy and with children. Its sweet, floral aroma is a top note in perfumery. Also, it’s uplifting but fades fast, which makes it particularly useful for clients sensitive to smell. Even though neroli will not overstay its welcome and linger, dilute, dilute, dilute.
4. Rose, Rosa damascena
Called the Queen of Flowers by Greek poetess Sappho, rose is one of the most luxurious and beneficial essential oils. Known to have an affinity with the heart, rose promotes healthy circulation and is a cardiac tonic.
Additionally, rose is known to be a powerful mood enhancer. It will help bring both happiness and calm to your client.
Rose is not recommended for use during a client’s first trimester of pregnancy. It can be used in the third trimester, however, and is particularly effective during labor. Rose packs an olfactory punch. One drop goes a long way, so again—dilution is the trick!
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