Below is listed the range of infused herbal oils that can be added onto your massage.
Read more about infused herbal oils, and complete a mini quiz to select which is best most indicated oil for you here.
Well known for it’s calming and relaxing properties, it is soothing to your mind and body.
For those who feel uptight and tense, Lavender is beneficial as it helps to soothe anxiety but also to relax tight muscles. It also contains some anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.
Lavender is well suited to those with a dominance of Air and Ether elements, such as those closer to a Vata constitution.
Cooling and calming, rose oil balances excess heat in your muscles, joints and nervous system. It can lend both strength and softness to your nervous system. Think of the image of a rose with it’s delicate flowers which reminds us to embrace our softness, yet it is surrounded with sharp thorns that help to remind us to maintain our barriers.
Rose has an affinity with women’s health and the reproductive organs and has been used traditionally for menstrual concerns and period pain. It energetically assists in clearing and healing trauma that sits in this area.
If this is something that resonates with you, you may like to incorporate abdominal massage into your treatment with rose oil.
Rose is also vulnerary (wound healing), anti-inflammatory and astringent which makes is a lovely choice for skin that needs tightening and soothing.
Rose is well suited to those with a dominance of Fire and Water elements, such as those with a Pitta constitution.
St Johns Wort
A classic nerve nourisher, St Johns Wort oil soothes all aspects of your nerves, helpful for those with tension, nerve pain and sore muscles, and is also healing to your skin.
It is well known as a herbal extract for it’s use as a mood balancer however it also offers some aspect of this as an oil infusion, providing a protective and restorative element. It can be helpful for those who experienced ‘frazzled’ nerves emotionally or have been going through high amounts of stress.
If you experience nerve pain, this can also be helpful to apply topically as an oil.
These pretty little yellow flowers will make a stunning red oil when infused.
St Johns Wort is well suited to those with a dominance of Fire and Water or Earth elements such as those with a Pitta or Kapha constitution.
Rosemary and Lemon
This blend is warming and stimulating to your nervous system, muscles and circulation. Rosemary is a popular choice for those with cold, sore muscles or who need some extra support with their blood flow such as those with cold hands and feet, fluid retention or feelings of stiffness and sluggishness.
An old wives tail says to place a sprig of rosemary under your pillow to enhance your memory, which have elements of truth as rosemary has been used as a herbal extract to support brain health and cognition. It is also commonly use to support the livers detoxification processes and to stimulate the digestion.
The blend of rosemary and lemon is well suited to those with a dominance of earth and water elements, such as those with a Kapha constitution.
Deeply nourishing to the skin, this golden oil has anti-microbial and soothing properties and is renowned for it’s healing abilities.
Calendula is considered to be one of nature’s best healers, it has antimicrobial and vulnerary (healing) properties.
Those with skin concerns would benefit greatly from the use of this oil, such as those with eczema, dermatitis, dry skin, acne or aged skin.
Calendula is well suited to with a dominance of the elements earth and water, or air and ether, such as those with a Vata or Kapha constitution.