Massage Therapy Products
I am not a bodyworker, but as a person who has suffered from fibromyalgia,
I have been on the receiving end of massage therapy for many years.
My bodywork sessions and my interest in aromatherapy began simultaneously.
As I developed the lotions for topical pain relief for myself I
began to share them with my massage therapist, and she in turn began
using them in her practice.
Over the past few years I have come to realize that many professionals
who do bodywork and want to use aromatherapy in their practice,
simply do not have the time to do their own research and blending
of essential oils, and therefore do not utilize this powerful form
of healing as much as they would like.
I have written this page so that those in the field of healing
with touch will have a better understanding of how our products
may be used to augment their very special and individualized form
Please be sure to read all of our web site pages (especially Aroma-Therapeutic
Q & A, and Safety) as this gives
a good, basic overview of aromatherapy, essential oils, and each
product in our line, including the ingredient list of each and every
product, as well as our disclaimer.
This page is intended to give you additional information on the
products that seem to be the most important to your industry. It
will also give you tips as to why you might want to use one product
over another for certain situations, and how best to apply the lotions.
The "Basic Five Relief" Lotions
I have formulated the "Basic Five" Relief Lotions to
be used synergistically with one another, yet they all stand alone
in their purpose. Please refer to the Lotion Products page for the
general description of each. The information that follows is additional,
to help guide you as you begin to use our products. As you work
with the lotions, it will be very easy to determine which one to
use for what purpose.
If your client has not experienced aromatherapy before, an introduction
may be appropriate. You can tell the client that you are working
with some products that could facilitate your work, and then let
the person smell the lotion. If they truly don't like the scent,
move on to a different one. Because of the olfactory-limbic connection,
the "nose knows" what the body needs. You may be amazed
at some of the results you'll achieve by letting your client help
choose their lotion. Also, if the client is worried about the scent
lasting as they go back to work, etc. remind them that essential
oils are very volatile, and the scent dissipates rapidly.
These five lotion-based products are offered in either Regular or
Regular formula is for larger "geographical" or surface-areas
of the body, and I believe this is best for most massage work. In
nearly all cases, this is a strong enough concentration. Simply
apply lotion to the area of most concern, work it in, and then if
you need, proceed with whatever oil or lotion you would normally
use for the type of work you are doing. The essential oils will
normally go to work immediately, and within just a few minutes both
you and your client will feel the benefits of these synergistically
The Concentrated formula may be used by the therapist for very
difficult areas where you really need a good "punch".
Or, you could also mix a bit of this concentrated formula half and
half, with your own unscented lotion to dilute the concentration,
and use as described in the above paragraph. The Concentrated versions
are intended for the client to use themselves on "hot spot"
areas - areas they can reach by themselves at home, but generally
I feel this concentration is too much for use when the total body
is being massaged, manipulated, or otherwise stimulated. The Regular
concentration is normally plenty for bodywork.
This one is best for getting a muscle to "give up" and
get spasms and knots out. It is very antispasmodic. It is also somewhat
warming; Vata people will be comfortable with it. It is also stimulating,
and good for daytime use. This may be a good one to use if your
client needs to go back to work, or if you are working with someone
who has Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Try it below the collarbone and
above the breast areas, and also diaphragm area. It really made
the difference in "bringing me back from the darkness of fibromyalgia".
Some doctors even thought I had asthma because I couldn't breathe.
In reality, I had muscle spasms throughout those areas, and my breathing
capacity was restricted.
See Lotion Products: Muscle Relief Lotion
"It Hurts Everywhere" Relief
This one is geared a bit more to bone and joint pain, and connective
tissue, tendons, etc. My husband, John, has osteoarthritis, is a
general contractor, and really does hurt most of the time. This
is his favorite. It is very analgesic, and men tend to like the
smell of this one -- it seems to "remind" them of something
they are used to, and doesn't intimidate them by being flowery.
It, too, is quite stimulating, and good for daytime use. Pita people
will be cooled by it.
See Lotion Products: "It Hurts Everywhere"
Stress, Headache, and Bodyache Relief
This seems to be very neutral, good for daytime or nighttime. It
is calming, very antispasmodic, and gets rid of migraine headaches
for me because mine are brought on by muscle spasms in my neck,
upper back, shoulders, and jaw line. Again, use it front and back
shoulder areas. I have people use only this one for lower back pain,
and even leg cramps at night. I also sell it to people with TMJ
-- they say it's a miracle!
See Lotion Products: Stress, Headache, and
Bodyache Relief Lotion
Very calming, good to use at night or for relaxation, and great
for getting the stiffness out of fingers and joints the first thing
in the morning. It has celery and cypress in it to help pull excess
fluid from inflamed tissue and joints, plus the anti-inflammatory
properties of Roman and German CO2 Chamomiles, and the antispasmodic
properties of the Spike Lavender, and of course the magic of Helichrysum,
well, this is truly an awesome product!
See Lotion Products: Inflammation Relief
I first made this blend for muscle relief (spasms, overuse, etc.),
but it is so great for respiratory relief, depression and as an
antihistamine, that I also offer it in synergy form for diffusion.
In the lotion form is seems to be awesome for many types of nerve
pain. Also, with the Spruce, Frankincense, and Myrrh, it is very
good for grounding. Rub this on a client's feet, along with a bit
of reflexology, at beginning of a session, and you will have that
person grounded and "there" with you to receive a very
healing treatment. At night I have trouble sleeping because I'm
"out there" thinking of too many other things. If I use
this on my feet before bed, I am calmed, grounded, and go right
See Lotion Products: Blue Magic Lotion
Fluid Retention Relief and Firming Lotion
This lotion blend is not included in the "official" Basic
Five Relief formulas but it is an important lotion for bodywork.
It is great for lymphatic drainage sessions, and also very helpful
for clients with swelling in legs, ankles, etc.
See Lotion Products: Fluid Retention Relief
Myofascial Release Relief Balm
specialized product is specifically designed for myofascial release
and deep tissue massage.
The natural beeswax provides "grip" which facilitates
the myofascial work and allows the therapist to maintain control,
while the all-vegetable oils nourish and condition the skin, and
serve as an optimum carrier for the synergistic formulation of therapeutic
quality essential oils.
The essential oils contained in this blend are traditionally used
to relax muscle tissue, reduce inflammation, release toxins, and
dissipate physical, mental and emotional stress.
As with all our products, use as much as you need, but as little
as possible - a small amount goes a long way!
Essential Oils of: Lavender, German Chamomile, Marjoram, Cypress,
and Helichrysum Balm base: Vegetable oils of; Coconut, Olive, Castor,
Avocado, Jojoba, and Wheat Germ with Vitamin E.
Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing,
or if allergic to bees or bee products.
Available in flat wide-mouth 2 oz (60 ml) jar.