Best Aromatherapy Choices

Aromatherapy is a popular alternative medicine. It helps you relax, improve your mood, and even improve your health. The oils that are used in aromatherapy practice have a unique composition, comprised of both essential oils and aromatic organic components. When receiving aromatherapy treatments, it is important to ensure that your therapist is using therapeutic grade essential oils in order to receive the most benefit from your therapy.

Aromatherapy Methods

Aromatherapy can be performed in three ways. The first is through a topical application, as in organic massage. Organic massage is performed using organic massage oils, which are applied directly to the skin and massaged in for optimal absorption. Aerial diffusion is another aromatherapy method, which involves diffusing various oils directly into the air in order to disinfect the air or emit a specific fragrance. The final way that aromatherapy can be performed is through direct inhalation, wherein the patient breathes the beneficial aromatherapy oils in directly, rather than diffusing them through the air.

Aromatherapy Treatments

Aromatherapy can be used to treat many different mental, emotional, and physical maladies. Aromatherapy can alleviate stress, anxiety, and depression. It can help to cure insomnia, improve circulation, digestive, and menstrual problems. Aromatherapy has many physical benefits and is often used to improve headaches, muscle aches, and body aches.

Beneficial Aromatherapy Options

It is important to consult with an experienced aroma therapist when choosing the best oils and fragrances to treat your condition. Some of the most popular and most beneficial aromatherapy massage oil choices include:


Often combined with peppermint, eucalyptus is used to treat many different respiratory problems.

Rose Oil

Rose oil can come from a combination of different rose plants and is categorized as either Rose Absolute or Rose Otto depending on the extraction process. Regardless of the method used rose oil is known to improve circulation while providing a relaxing, soothing effect on the body. It is known to help relieve stress and depression.

Geranium Oil

Geranium oil is a known diuretic, and when used in aromatherapy treatment, it can help reduce bloating and alleviate excess water weight.

Lavender Oil

Lavender oil is a popular essential oil option due to its innate ability to help patients relax.

Lemon Oil

Lemon oil aromatherapy has been proven to lift the mood. It is often used to treat the symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress.


Sandalwood is included in many essential oils. It is considered to be an aphrodisiac.


Basil is a common ingredient in essential oils that are used to alleviate headaches and migraines.

DISCOVER Massage provides a wide variety of therapeutic grade organic aromatherapy oils available with your massage treatment and for purchase for home aromatherapy treatments either at our Traverse City, Michigan massage clinic or at our online store. Please call (231) 922-8100 or email us if you have any questions regarding the aromatherapy massage oils or to set up an appointment for your Traverse City massage today.