Dos and Don’ts for Aromatherapy Oil Massage

Dos and Don'ts for Aromatherapy Oil Massage

Massage oils can be combined with aromatic essential oils to derive optimal benefits of an aromatherapy oil massage. The scents of essential oils can loosen stiff muscles and calm you. Aromatherapy Massage is a gentle healing art suitable for everyone from babies to the very elderly. However, there are certain times or conditions when it should be avoided. There are certain dos and don`ts to be followed when receiving aromatherapy oil massage.


  • Have a blanket or a large towel to cover the parts of the body that are not being massaged
  • Try to keep noise to the minimum by closing the curtains and blinds
  • Use soothing music and soft lights to create a relaxing environment
  • Inform the therapist whether the pressure and strokes are heavy or light, too quick or too slow
  • Try to relax for at least a few minutes after the therapist has left the room
  • Drink plenty of water after therapy


  • Do not wear jewelry, fitting or tight clothes
  • Do not have a heavy meal before massage
  • Do not undergo a massage therapy session if you have any serious medical conditions or a flu or fever
  • Do not massage on a burn, infected skin, herpes or cold sores, bruises, swellings or open cuts
  • Do not forget to thank your therapist
  • Do not expose your skin to harsh sunlight or strong lights when you have massage oils or essential oils on your body

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