Aromatherapy Tip of the Day – October 18, 2013

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Today’s Aromatherapy Tip of the Day: October 18, 2013 is General Precautions in Massage.

GENERAL PRECAUTIONS IN MASSAGE

A List of *DO NOT’S* in Massage

DO NOT Massage:

1. any painful areas
2. swollen and inflamed joints
3. eruptions and skin inflammation
4. areas of eczema or psoriasis
5. areas of thrombosis and phlebitis
6. recent fractures and broken bones
7. contagious or infectious skin conditions
8. unrecognized tumor’s ( lumps or bumps)
9. recent scar tissue
10. directly on varicose veins (however, do massage around the veins to help drain the blood from the varicose areas)
11. if patient has a fever
12. if patient has a migraine (massage can over-stimulate the head)
13. if patient is in the first three (3) days of menstruation (blood flow may increase with a massage)
14. if patient is in first trimester of pregnancy
15. be extra gentle with babies, young children, and the elderly
16. Always consult a doctor first if patient has cancer, cardio-vascular conditions, or any other serious conditions.

A FEW MASSAGE RECIPES

*CAUTION* Always test a small area of skin for allergic reaction before performing a massage.

Uplifting Massage Recipes

Blend together:
1 ounce Carrier Oil
20 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
15 drops Geranium Essential Oil
10 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
Swirl to mix oils together before each use.

Blend together:
1 ounce Carrier Oil
25 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
10 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
10 drops Lemon Essential Oil
Swirl to mix oils together before each use.

Blend together:
1 ounce Carrier Oil
25 drops Niaouli Essential Oil
10 drops Lemon Essential Oil
10 drops Palmarosa Essential Oil
Swirl to mix oils together before each use.

Check Back Tomorrow for Treatments with Water and Essential Oils.

Debra Mauldin, Certified Aromatherapist
Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have pertaining to using essential oils as aromatherapy. Please put ‘Aromatherapy’ in the subject line.
mauldinfamily1@yahoo.com

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Resource: Aromatherapy Blends & Recipes by Franzesca Watson

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