February 27, 2024
In Robert Tisserand’s book, Aromatherapy, he relates a case study of a twenty- nine year old client with heavy cellulite on her thighs, hips, and buttocks. She was treated with massage and the essential oils of rosemary, fennel, geranium, juniper, lavender, bergamot, and chamomile. During a three-week period, the client came in twice per week for aromatherapy-based massage of her problem areas. After three weeks she had only a small patch of cellulite left, which was cured by changing her sitting position at the piano to allow adequate circulation. Massage with essential oils improves rate of absorption of essential oils. Blood flow is increased and the temperature of the skin is raised, allowing for faster intake of essential oils into the blood stream. This was proven by Jäger in 1992 when a blood sample taken five minutes after a massage application of essential oils found linalyl acetate and linalool in the blood stream. Aromatherapy works best when using synergetic blends of two or more essentials oils. You can choose any two or more of any essential oil to add to fractionated coconut oil. The percentage of essential oil used can range from one to 3% depending on the health of your client. For every one ounce of carrier oil add five drops of essential oil to create a product with 1% essential oils. Creating detoxifying massage oil is very simple.