Aroma Massage therapy: (Duration: 75 Min. 8,000 JPY)

 

Aromatherapy treatments use essential oils which are pure, concentrated plant extracts with medicinal properties. Aromatherapy massage using essential oils to ease away tension and stress. Legs, feet, arms, hands, back, neck, shoulders, stomach, face and head will be left soothed and relaxed. 


Process:

There are three main forms of treatment offered in aromatherapy massage. The choice will depend on the client’s needs and preference, and most probably the cost.

  • Full aromatherapy massage usually takes 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • Full aromatherapy massages including the face and scalp usually takes 1 and a half hours.
  • Part body aromatherapy massage applied locally to body parts usually takes between 30 and 45 minutes, depending on which areas are treated

 

There are various techniques or strokes and we have listed the most commonly used ones and a short summary of each:

Effleurage (gliding)

Effleurage is the main or principle stroke to warm up the muscles and to prepare the soft tissue for deeper treatment. This free-flowing continuous movement is done with the flat palm of one or both hands with steady pressure.

Fanning

This effleurage motion is used on the back, chest, legs and arms to stretch and manipulate tension away from the muscles.

Feathering

The feathering stroke is an extremely light stroke and is barely perceivable by the person receiving the massage, yet has a profoundly soothing effect.

KneadingWith Kneading specific muscle groups are worked where tissue is easily grasped, and can be performed superficially or deep. Deep Kneading is helpful in promoting circulation and to loosen muscle tightness.

Friction and pressure

Friction is mostly used around joints and helps to increase circulation and the masseur's fingers do not slide over the skin and in sports massage it is often referred to as cross-fiber stroking.

Vibrating

Using vibrating strokes uses the muscles of the masseur and can take the form of striking the body (especially bony areas) lightly with the fingertips or jostling the muscles (good for sore muscles) where the masseur places his/her hands on the person's body and shaking his/her hands while moving the hand along the muscle.

Tapotement (percussion)

These alternate drumming movements are normally performed on broad areas of the body, such as the back.

Pummeling

While forming a loose fist strike the body with the outer edge of the hand.

Hacking

Rapid chopping motions are performed with the outer edge of the hand, and the fingers slightly separated so as not to do a karate chop and is used mostly on the fleshy areas like upper shoulders or legs.

Cupping

The hands are cupped and the body is struck with the fingertips and the heels of the palms.


Benefits:

Aromatherapy is used for many conditions including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Insomnia
  • Pain relief
  • Headaches
  • Digestive problems
  • Menstrual or menopausal problems