It is very important to choose the right essential oils for a massage. It is not just a matter of smell. Each oil has subtle olfactory properties that can improve health and cosmetic properties that tone or nourish the skin.
Yazz Collective Essential Oils and Massage
Firstly, it is important to determine the purpose of the massage. Is it to relax or, on the contrary, to invigorate, reactivate and energise? It may seem trivial, but it is important to choose an essential oil that is appropriate for the type of treatment. The essential oil should be diluted in the massage oil. A few drops are enough to release an intense aroma, thanks to the body heat generated by the manual massage, which has a beneficial effect on the mind and the skin.
Specially selected and carefully blended essential oils are an integral part of the relaxing and rejuvenating experience designed for you at Yazz Collective Hotel. This unique spa experience is designed to pamper the mind as well as the body. Here are the essential oils used in the Yazz Collective Spa!
Relaxing and Balancing Essential Oils to Relieve Tension
To find peace, serenity and release tension, floral aromas are perfect, delicate and enveloping, like an embrace for body and soul. Let’s discover together the cosmetic and relaxing aromacological properties of the most effective essential oils.
Rose Flower Essential Oils
Very feminine and romantic perfume, loved by women. One of the reasons for this may be its calming, anxiolytic, antidepressant and aphrodisiac properties. In addition to all these positive qualities for the soul, Rose Essential Oil is excellent for the skin of the face and body: it has anti-ageing, antioxidant and regenerating properties. This makes it ideal for older skin. Perfect in combination with coconut oil or shea butter. Suggestion only: Not recommended during pregnancy.
Sweet, fragrant and enveloping, it is very relaxing, anti-stress and a mild aphrodisiac. It has strong antioxidant properties on the skin, which makes it very useful in anti-ageing treatments and massages, as its activity inhibits the formation of free radicals and repairs damage to the epidermis. It is therefore perfect for the face and body: for the latter, vanilla essential oil is perfectly diluted with jojoba oil.
On the contrary, it is not only useful in the kitchen! Rosemary essential oil is very effective for purifying and detoxifying, as well as calming and relieving tension. It is perfect for massaging the scalp for dandruff or itching, and for treating dirty skin on the face and body. It is also calming on a mental level.
One of the most effective relaxing oils, almost everyone loves it, even men. It has beneficial effects on both the mind and the skin: it is antiseptic, soothing and antibacterial, while on an emotional level it is calming and soothing. It can also be used in facial massages to treat acne and scars, but it is also effective against hair loss: choose it for a revitalising scalp massage. Its relaxing effect is also valuable in massages to relieve muscle tension.
Camomile Essential Oil
Floral, fruity and calming, chamomile essential oil is one of the most versatile oils as it has calming and mild sedative properties, but it is also anti-inflammatory, antibiotic and analgesic, making it perfect for those who play sports or suffer from muscle cramps. It also acts as an antidepressant and is very popular with women suffering from premenstrual syndrome.
Lemon Essential Oil
Another wild card in the world of essential oils, lemon brings balance because it is relaxing, reduces stress and puts you in a good mood. It is effective for headache relief. At the epidermal level, it helps detoxify and purify the skin by regulating sebum production. It is also very suitable for scalp massage, especially for those who have problems with dandruff or hair loss. It is also ideal for pregnant women as it helps to prevent nausea.
Sandalwood Essential Oil
In addition to its pleasant aromatic scent, which is also enjoyed by men, sandalwood essential oil has powerful cosmetic properties. It acts as an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic, but above all, it has a positive effect on the circulatory system and is a useful aid in slimming massages or in any body-sculpting treatment. It can also help reduce stretch marks and tighten the skin.
Restore Energy and Tone up with Essential Oils
As well as boosting your mood, they can do wonders for the health of your skin and scalp.
Bitter Orange or Bergamot
It is an excellent antidepressant and keeps anxiety at bay by balancing emotions, even in premenstrual syndrome. At the epidermal level, it is very beneficial for oily skin as it regulates excessive sebum production, has an antimicrobial effect and minimises acne scars. But it is not only good for young skin: Bergamot essential oil also has a positive effect on melanin and can reduce brown spots, which are nothing more than irregular concentrations of melanin.
Immediately reminiscent of the forest and mountain air, it can only be one of the best stimulating and anti-stress oils. It has an antiseptic and antibacterial effect on the skin, similar to that of lavender. Eucalyptus also helps to regain concentration, making it very useful for a revitalising massage: it has an excellent energising effect on the body and mind.
Peppermint has a revitalising and anti-fatigue effect on the skin (making it ideal for athletes), it is antiseptic and astringent (ideal for combination or acne-prone skin), but it is on the emotional level that peppermint does its best work: it helps relieve physical and mental fatigue, reduces stress and anxiety.