The Power of Essential Oils

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Essential Oils play an important role in my life, they accompany me when I go to sleep, meditate and as an ointment for my skin. For all these reasons, I cannot conceive of my work as a masseuse without using the properties and benefits of essential oils.

What are Essential Oils?

They are the essences of plants, the highest concentration of the molecules contained in them. It is the use of plants in a concentrated way.

Man has recognized the different smells and has learned how to use them. The documented history of the use of essential oils dates back to 4500 B.C.

Aromatherapy puts into practice and transmits all this knowledge, making use of its power, as it has a wide range of therapeutic possibilities.

How do essential oils work?

Here’s why they’re so important, essential oils act on the body by penetrating through contact with the skin or smell. The molecules of the essence float to the back of the nasal cavity, where they stimulate the olfactory cells.

The areas of the brain to which olfaction messages are sent are: the cerebral cortex and the limbic system.

The limbic system controls many vital activities such as sleep, sexual instinct, hunger, thirst. It is also the area of the brain related to emotions and memory.

Smells are connected to the hypothalamus which controls the endocrine and nervous systems, through this mechanism the brain comes into contact with the outside world.

At the skin level, for example, a study by the University of Messina, in Italy, certifies that bergamot oil, when applied directly to the affected area, exhibits anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.

Properties & Indications

Now I’m going to explain the properties and indications of two of the essential oils that accompany me in my massages. Little by little, I will dedicate a post to each essence.


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  • Considered to be one of the most complete aromatherapy remedies. Its antimicrobial, anti-pain, relaxing and sedative properties are the perfect ally for headaches or period pains.

  • It calms and helps regulate blood pressure.

  • Remedy to heal different types of wounds and burns.

  • Recommended to treat different types of eczema and soothe itching.

In my massage sessions I almost always choose it for the first contact, making the client inhale it through a towel impregnated with a few drops of its aroma, for 10 slow and deep breaths. Deep breathing is one of the best ways to reduce stress on the body. When you breathe deeply, your body sends a message to your brain to calm down and relax.

Two or three drops are always included in the Balinese Massage pindas, as well as in the Deep Massage oil where I usually mix it with rosemary, tea tree or copaiba essential oil. In the Relaxing Massage it accompanies me with the intention of releasing stress and in the Anti-Cellulite Massage as well since it helps to eliminate accumulated or localized fat. Finally, Circulatory Massage improves blood circulation.


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As with lavender, jasmine essential oil has a lot of benefits and properties, and is also one of the most popular.

  • It works as a stimulant.

  • It’s a pain reliever

  • It contains antiseptic properties.

  • Inflammatory.

  • Efficient bactericide.

  • Being antispasmodic, it can be used for muscle cramps.

  • It helps on a mental level, increasing self-esteem and libido
  • Great ally to relax and at the same time improve your mood.

I usually use it in the first contact, at the moment of conscious breathing, when the client is stressed and we are ready to improve their state through the Relaxing Massage.

It is also included in Deep Tissue Massage oil as it can improve a lot of conditions that generate muscle soreness. In the oil of Circulatory Massage and Deep Massage I never lack, since one of its properties is stimulation.

And here I make a point because I consider the process of creation one of the most important transitions. In Postpartum Massage, jasmine oil is an indispensable ally, since its attributes help to relieve the symptoms that remain after childbirth, especially anxiety, depression, muscle pain and low moods that can occur after childbirth.