Essential oils use naturally occuring plant properties and are mixed with a carrier-oil base which also benefits the skin. The oils work on a physical and emotional level, entering your body through the skin during the massage and through olfactory receptors - your sense of smell - to work on emotional parts of your brain to enhance well being.
An aromatherapy massage is soothing, warming and relaxing, helping you drift off and fully unwind. The essential oils used in aromatherapy are pure and true to their natural origins - the active chemical components of the plants are not extracted. In the same vein, an aromatherapy treatment is an all-encompassing experience, with smells, touch, oils, relaxation and calm creating a holistic synergy.
The effect on muscles is also profound; all massage can benefit muscular aches and pains, more pressure can be applied as you prefer, but equally the touch can be light.