Part of the inspiration for reviving this element of my early massage training came from traveling to Thailand to visit my daughter, Areeya. I had about three hours to kill walking around the Suvarnabhumi airport because my flight was at 12:30am and I did not feel like making my no-longer-brother-in-law (but-still-a-groovy-dude) stay up so late. While browsing the airport, I found this awesome shop with all of these great Scents of Thailand. In fact, I think that was the name.
So, after sniffing a bunch of oils that I had rubbed all over my forearms, I thought it would be great to bring some of them back with me to help clients beat the ‘Winter Blues’. Then, I thought, “What if I also used some really good oils for the skin?” And, finally, I realized I better wash myself off in the men’s restroom so that I would not upset whomever had to sit with me for 4.5 hour flight to North Korea and 13.5 hours to Chicago. Anyway, back to the point, here are the aromatherapy choices of what I brought back with me. There may be other Essential Oil options at my office for people to choose from but these are the featured oils for the “General Oil Massage” and “Aromatic Desert” session options:
Champaca: A unique warm floral and fruity fragrance that is highly valued in Hindu and Buddhist cultures for promoting a peaceful state of mind and tranquil contemplation. It is a natural remedy for stress, tension, headaches, vertigo, and it is considered to be one of the best natural remedies for depression. Yup, it can be an aphrodisiac and, apparently, Chanel No.5 perfume is based on it.
Fragipani: Its rich romantic and exotic floral scent has a deep expansive quality. Known as the “Tree of Life”, Fragipani is highly regarded for its healing powers that effect a deep internal cleansing to help refresh the body, mind and soul. It, also, is another popular oil used in cosmetics, perfumes, and luxury spas for its grounding and restorative qualities.
Thai Virgin Coconut: Do you wish that you were sunbathing on a white sand beach? This combines coconut oil with the vanilla-like fragrance of natural coumarin oil to create a sweet calming, yet energizing, scent. It is cold processed to preserve the oils, minerals, and natural vitamins for fighting oxidation to help repair and revitalize your skin.
Thai Mango Tangerine: This nice balance of mango and zesty Tangerine will help freshen up your life during a stressful day (or week).
“Energizing” Blend: A Blend of Sweet Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Sandalwood, and Grapefruit to energize and fill your life with “power & optimism”.