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Posted on: June 29, 2012

Many massage therapists choose to use aromatherapy oils during their massage. Essential oils have been shown to relax the body and calm the mind. However, there are some oils that are more popular than others. Below are five of the most popular types of aromatherapy oils:

Clary Sage


Clary Sage is a massage oil that is native to the northern Mediterranean area. It has been used for hundreds of years because of its medicinal properties. Today, Clary Sage is used in almost every day spa because it is great for helping people de-stress.

Bergamot


Bergamot, which is also referred to as the Bergamot orange, is a natural oil that is native to Calabria, Italy. It is known for its antibacterial and antiviral properties. Bergamot has also been shown to be very beneficial for relieving back cramps.

Lavender


Lavender is native to southern Europe, Eastern Africa and Southwest Asia. It is one of the gentlest types of essential oil, which is another reason why it is frequently used by massage therapists. Lavender is great for alleviating migraines and other types of headaches.

Geranium


Geranium is a pure oil that is native to the Mediterranean region. It is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Geranium is also found in many skin care products.

Tea Tree Oil


Tea tree oil is native to New South Wales, Australia. It is a home remedy that has been used to treat a variety of conditions, such as acne, sinus infections and burns. Tea Tree oil’s healing properties and great smell are what make it a great choice for a massage oil.

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