Aroma Therapy And Penetrating Oil
Massage therapy can be an extremely relaxing experience; it can be further enhanced with aromatherapy and penetrating oils. If you have never had a massage therapy session you will want to do a little research before you make your appointment. You will want to make sure that you are getting a therapeutic massage and not a deep tissue massage as there is a huge difference between them. A deep tissue massage will force toxins out of your muscles and can leave you sore and slightly sick afterward. Most medium and large scale spas and day spas offer therapeutic massage as an add-on package at a discounted rate.
Some of the most important elements of a massage are relaxation and atmosphere. You will want to learn about some of the massage techniques that the therapist will be using as well as disclosing any medical conditions you may have. Much like a chiropractor, a massage therapist can target certain parts of the body that may be sore, inflamed or strained. If you are new to massage therapy there are numerous books and DVD`s that you can obtain at your local library to familiarize yourself with the process. Online websites can walk you through the steps of a therapeutic or deep tissue massage so you can determine which would be better for you.