Thousands of years ago in Egypt, ancient civilizations discovered the medicinal and therapeutic power of essential oils derived from flowers, leaves, roots, fruits, peels and other parts of aromatic plants.  The use of fragrance in healing and in perfumery spread throughout the Middle East, India, Greece, and Rome but with the Dark Ages, much of this practice was lost.  India is the only place in the world where essential oils have been in continuous use since their discovery.  In recent years, interest in aromatherapy and the use of essential oils has regained it’s popularity worldwide.  Whether used topically, aromatically or dietarily, the finest aromatic extracts have the natural power to heal, soothe, balance, and beautify.  

      Research indicates essential oils provide valuable psychological and physiological benefits when used therapeutically in the home, in the spa, and even in the classroom.  Singular and carefully blended essential oils target numerous health concerns ranging from respiratory, circulatory, and dgestive issues to hormonal imbalances, immune deficiencies, mental focus, and depression. 

     In aromatherapy massage, specially trained therapists treat individual clients with carefully selected essential oils blended with carrier oils such as grapeseed or almond oil, to help relieve stress, reduce aches, pains and muscle spasms, and to promote calm and relaxation.  Aromatherapy massage may be beneficial for individuals suffering from migraines, nervous disorders, sleep deprivation and lack of energy.  Positive results have been seen in children diagnosed with autism, anxiety, attention disorders and hyperactivity. 

     Aromatherapy is a branch of alternative medicine and the use of essential oils for therapeutic purposes should be under the direction of a knowledgeable aromatherapist.  Whether you are looking to address a specific concern or just need a little extra calm in your life, aromatherapy may provide the extra nurturing and therapeutic relief you desire. 

     For more information on aromatherapy massage and to book an appointment please contact Touch Institute Los Angeles   in El Segundo, California, 310-322-1400.   

Massage with Aromatherapy
30 min. $50
60 min. $80