Which essential oils do I use during my massage treatments?
I am a holistic massage therapist living and working near Marbella in Spain. I have been massaging since 2007 and have worked internationally not only from my clinic in Antigua but also on superyachts and in some very glamorous villas! I now work from my humble, purpose built ‘Lavender Lodge’ massage studio just 100 yards from my front door!
Four years ago, I met the wonderful Natasha Ravenello in Palma, Mallorca over a breakfast meeting. She introduced me to the incredible dōTERRA essential oils and after just one meeting, where we were sampling the oils and discovering ways I could incorporate these oils in my massage practice, I was hooked. The main reason I wanted to use them was due to the quality of the oils and they were 100% pure. Within the month, I bought a large business kit and hey presto, from the minute I started using them little did I know it would change my life and the lives of all those around me forever!
I set up the petal diffuser in my studio initially using the peaceful blend Serenity, a calm, relaxing aroma ideal for the majority of my clients. In addition, I simply added a few drops of Lavender to my massage oil. I use grapeseed oil as my carrier oil as it’s smooth and doesn’t stain clothing or towels.
I was quite happy using just these two and it must have been at least three months before I started to experiment with other oils and as my confidence increased. I created different blends in the home and tested their aromas and responses with the family and in time I incorporated new oils to my clients massage experience.
The next oil blend I started using was the brilliant Deep Blue cream! This is a breakthrough discovery for anyone suffering with muscle aches, tension, inflammation and joint pain, it is a miracle cream in my opinion. I treat many (if not all) clients suffering with some or all of the above physical complaints with Deep Blue and throughout my treatments, I have sold many tubes to clients since I introduced this cream.
I had no initial plans on working with dōTERRA as a business but the more I shared my experiences, the more my clients were asking for them, so I thought why not lets give it a try. It compliments my work, so I decided to become a Wellness Advocate and have never looked back. I now give talks on oils and am happy to meet with anyone to share my love and passion for these pure therapeutic essential oils.
I now have a few favourites that I use during a massage. I often use Lemongrass in the diffuser as it sets a wonderful Asian feel of holidays and sunshine. I like Onguard and Wild Orange during the winter months and as the seasons change to protect me from clients with seasonal illnesses and because I love the smells of Christmas and the festive period. Onguard is a blend of Wild Orange Peel, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Leaf, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Leaf and Rosemary Leaf/Flower. I still use Serenity if I know a client is coming feeling stressed and in need of energy work and realignment.
In my carrier oil, I usually use oils of the heart or oils for relaxation, Lavender, Serenity, Whisper, Geranium, Ylang Ylang and any other combination that comes to me naturally before the client arrives. The floral aromas seem to be very popular. I also put one drop of either Lavender or Wild Orange on the face cloth so that clients can enjoy the magical aromas whilst experiencing a massage.
dōTERRA essential oils have been a blessing to me and my family, they have helped me manage my emotions and let go of past traumas, they have helped my husband through depression, they comfort and aid my daughter at night and when she has cuts, aches and pains and I have used them extensively on our animals and with the horses at the stables next door to our home. Thank you Natasha for the introduction and if you would like to know more about massaging and essential oils, please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org.