Aromatherapy is becoming well known. Widely used in spa treatments by those who enjoy fragrance. Even some cancer treatments are being aromatised. The scents make patients feel more at ease in stressful, frightening, and often painful circumstances. Whatever brings sense of well being to one in such a situation is worth noting.
Aromatherapy uses essential oils distilled from plants that are soothingly applied on the body. Whatever a person might be feeling at the outset, the scents which are most attractive are selected. Unique flower essences affect people in different ways. Some find harmony with sweet and gentle scents like lavender, at other times a strong oil like oregano stimulates the whole feeling of the receiver. Aromatherapy can be a sensuous addition to a massage for any reason, or for pure enjoyment.
Raindrop Therapy uses fifteen to twenty different oils that are applied directly onto the spine one drop at a time. The first are considered the more pungent or hot; medicinal oils, like Rosemary, Thyme or Oregano. A warm wrap is laid atop the spine. The next oils are gently fanned out from the spine to each side of the back. The next twelve to fifteen oils are selected by the you. The experience can be relaxing, stimulating, uplifting or combination of all of these. Again a warm humid cloth then laid over the spine. A few minutes later the same fanning out from the spine out to each side of the back as with the first three oils. The last phase are three what are considered meditative oils such as gentle lavender, sandalwood, cypress, whatever you choose. The same means is followed again. Finishing with gentle rocking on the table and time for stillness, letting the entire experience soak in through and through while you just be.
Aromatherapy is often used in accompaniment with Warm Stones massage.