Does Aromatherapy Work?
The art and skill of your bodywork is undeniably restorative for your clients or patients, but massage alone does not create the experience that keeps your clients or patients coming back for sessions.
You might be asking yourself, “How can I provide a different experience that makes me stand out?” As a clinician who performs bodywork, you need to provide a well-rounded treatment that includes a mix of the right techniques and tools to create a meaningful experience that makes clients or patients want to return—and refer their friends.
One solution you can easily implement – enhance the effect of your treatment by combining aromatherapy with naturally-derived analgesics and CBD. No matter what kind of clinician you are, you can benefit from using aromatherapy in your sessions—and join the latest clinical approach to treatment that unites a holistic and conventional clinical approach aka East-West medicine.
Aromatherapy’s Benefits & Massage Therapy Benefits
Aromatic essential oils are a vital instrument in the clinician’s toolkit. Inhaling their scents can bring major benefits to the clinician’s clientele and themselves. Botanical blends work to soothe the physical and emotional well-being of the client and the therapist alike.
Research has shown that the inhalation of essential oils stimulates the amygdala and hippocampus by way of the olfactory system, which can address physiological or psychological symptoms. When a client smells the oils, their guanine nucleotide-binding protein (G-protein) coupled receptors (GPCR) are activated, creating electrical signals that are then sent to the brain by olfactory sensory neurons. The research indicates that this may provide various psychophysiological effects to the client, such as calmness and relaxation.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) terms, a massage combined with aromatherapy can help balance the qi, or energy, so clients can restore and revitalize their physical and mental state. According to TCM, the qi travels through the meridians, or the channels of the body, to maintain a person’s health. When it is unbalanced, the body suffers from pain, fatigue, or illness. The essential oils can signal the sensory neurons along these pathways and may promote a feeling of homeostasis in the nervous system.
Whether or not you relate to Eastern explanations or the West, one thing is clear; aromatherapy helps clients and clinician’s alike restore their physical and mental states. That said, it is best to use a blend of oils in order to avoid inadvertently triggering unconscious memories from a single smell.
You can set the atmosphere before a session by burning aromatherapy candles blended with complementary scents or you can make your own blends in your diffuser. This enhances the benefits of massage therapy
To complete the experience, you should look for a CBD massage oil that contains special blends of aromatic essential oils that promote a sense of calmness or vitality which further increases the benefits of massage.
Aromatherapy, Pain Relief, and CBD All in One
While aromatherapy botanicals immersed in natural carrier oils can be enriching on their own, adding plant-based pain relievers and CBD hemp extract to the mix can help you provide the ultimate restorative experience without requiring much effort on your part.
When you tap into aromatherapy, localized pain relief, and CBD; your clients will get the best of all worlds. The aromatherapy will trigger the olfactory responses to promote relaxation and rejuvenation while naturally derived analgesics, like menthol and camphor, send a cooling sensation to the cutaneous sensory receptors that interrupt the brain’s pain signals. Meanwhile, CBD hemp extract and other natural emollients add to the soothing experience.
This combination can also revive the qi by opening the life force of the body and the breath, with the combination of sweet or woody aromas and cooling or heating essential oils.
And you can reap the benefits as well. The addition of analgesics and CBD hemp extract can soothe the clinician’s tired hands and arms during and after a hard day’s work. This feature is most evident in our topical pain cream and CBD massage oil product lines.
CBD CLINIC™’s new Massage Therapy Series, using Charlotte’s Web™ extract was created with all of this in mind. The creams, ointments, and oils come in three aromatic formulas that provide topical pain relief and are bound to keep your clients coming back and you performing at your best.
- The RELAX Moderate Strength PAIN RELIEVING MASSAGE Cream or Oil will help your clients fall into a blissful state of serenity. This formula blends calming botanicals including arnica, lavender, chamomile, and frankincense with a gentle dose of camphor oil to help your clients leave your office feeling restored. RELAX is perfect for people who come to you to unwind from their busy lives.
- The REVIVE Extra Strength PAIN RELIEVING MASSAGE Cream and Oil will bring your clients back to life with the uplifting effects of arnica, peppermint oil, tea tree oil, sage oil, & clove oil. Meanwhile, moderate levels of menthol and camphor penetrate deeply into aching muscles for cooling relief. REVIVE is perfect for when your clients need to be pain-free and feeling a renewed sense of energy.
- The ULTIMATE Maximum Strength PAIN RELIEVING MASSAGE Oil and Ointment will bring on the heating and cooling sensations by combining high levels of menthol and camphor with invigorating essential oils such as peppermint, tea tree, and clove to create a powerful massage oil for that knot that just won’t go away. You can close your massage by dabbing the ointment on your clients’ sore spots or send them home with a jar to try at home to self-manage their pain.
*We also offer an UNSCENTED Oil and Cream (Non-Charlotte’s Web ™’) for clients who are sensitive to aromas or counterirritants. The clinician can also create a signature scent with the addition of their client’s favorite aromatherapy oils.
The Aromatherapy Benefits Don’t Have to Stop at the Massage Table
You might think that the experience ends after the appointment is over and the credit card has been swiped, but it doesn’t have to be the end. If you want your clients or patients to remember their experience, send them away with something memorable.
You can sell massage products individually or as gift sets that will inspire their clients to take the spa home or treatment home with them. We’ve created small jars of our massage creams, oils, and ointments so clients can continue their aromatherapy experience in the privacy of their own home. A complete gift set sends the message that you care about the client’s well-being.
With takeaways like this, your clients will remember you and be more likely to return or refer their friends.
How Aromatic Pain-Relief Formulas with CBD Boost the Experience for Massage Therapists and Clients
CBD CLINIC™ took on the challenge of creating the next generation of massage ointments, creams, and oils that will give all clinicians who perform bodywork that added edge they are looking for. Using premium products is the key to improving patient satisfaction and improving patient experience. This translates into more patient reviews and more business for you.
By developing a limited-edition Massage Therapy Series that combines aromatherapy, pain relief, and CBD all in one; we’ve taken some of the guesswork out for clinicians looking to provide a rejuvenating experience.
Our products allow clinicians to offer a full mind-body experience by choosing a perfectly blended product that works. These massage products give the clinician the option to personalize treatment for those clients who want a relaxing day at the spa, to rejuvenate their spirits, or come in for help managing their pain. As Binny Goldman, sales director at CBD CLINIC says, “Pampering clients and delivering much-needed relief through the combination of aromatherapy, plant-based pain relief, and CBD is a gift for clients and for the practitioners who serve them.”
Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only. It has not been approved by the FDA to diagnose, treat, prevent, cure, or mitigate any diseases or conditions. We use CBD in our products for cosmetic purposes only.