Not all massages are enjoyed for relaxation purposes only. Oriental Aromatherapy Massage blends East with West in a more challenging way to treat body / mind disorders.
Not all massages are enjoyed for relaxation purposes only.
Oriental Aromatherapy Massage blends East with West in a more challenging way to treat body / mind disorders. Through a holistic, subtle and invisible Chinese worldview as important as what can be seen or touched and caring for the physical structures interwoven with the human spirit which is not separate from it. Disease, therefore, may be identical but the people who suffer it are individuals.
Using time-tested Oriental medicine principles regarding the relationship between the patient, the five elements (earth, water, fire, metal and wood) and the causes and effects of disease, the vital properties of natural aromatic oils are blended and matched to the patient’s energetic needs.
Oriental Aroma Massage
The essence of Oriental Aromatherapy lies in the choice of essential oils in response to the individual’s overall energetic pattern. After the oil is selected in a holistic manner and mixed in a carrier oil such as macadamia or sweet almond oil, the individuals are massaged in a very flowing, uninterrupted manner. The body is able to completely absorb the essence that represents the entire system; a way of global and organic healing that can never be reproduced synthetically. Oriental aromatherapy is a very complex subject. In order to define its action, it is necessary first of all to distinguish between internal and external causes of disease. Of course a good understanding of the Traditional Chinese Medical System is very important in determining the cause. The cause of external disease comes more from the climate such as wind, cold, humidity, and so on. Internal causes are the simpler, more subtle causes, our emotions. For example, the intensity of sadness and melancholy can lead to lung disharmony and conversely, lung disharmony can lead to sadness and melancholy.
To illustrate half of their paradigm, when someone loses someone they love, they go through the process of grieving or letting go. If, however, their grief is so intense that they become trapped in the time or the past, the other person may feel that they are out of reach. From such disorders a lack of vitality can develop, with shallow breathing and consequently increased susceptibility to respiratory infections.
Pure organic essential oils for acting on the lungs will be selected according to their specific action, for example oils for transferring energy, strengthening, warming, cooling or quenching the lungs. Specifically thyme to open one up to ‘now’ experience and clary sage to strengthen and lift Qi (energy) in the lungs will be selected.
So by understanding the functioning of the Chinese medical system and the various qualities of essential oils and integrating the two, it is the aim of rebuilding harmony by helping patients regain their innate unity. Hence, massage, acupressure, and essential oils are applied as holistic treatments.