Natural Solutions Massage
About: Essential Oils
A Naturally Enhanced Massage To Increase Relaxation and Wellness
What are essential oils?
Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds that are found in the seeds, bark, stems, flowers, and other parts of plants. Essential oils are typically extracted by a low-heat steam distillation process, where steam is circulated under pressure through plant material, releasing oils into the steam. As the mixture cools, the water and oils separate, and the pure essential oil can be collected. 
What are the advantages of using essential oils?
Essential oils can elevate your mood, help you relax, and elicit powerful emotional responses. Use of essential oils for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits go back centuries. Essential oils are powerfully concentrated and should be used with care. Essential oils are naturally safe and have few, if any unwanted side-effects when used as directed. 
What oils should be used?
When selecting which essential oils to use, choose essential oils that are not diluted with fillers or artificial ingredients, and that are free of contaminants such as pesticides and other chemical residues.

What are the different ways of absorbing the oils?
Essential oils can pass directly into the skin and create an immediate systemic response from topical application. Some oils can be used internally as dietary aids and supplements to promote vitality and a sense of well-being. Another way to enjoy the benefits of essential oils is to use them aromatically. 

Am I required to include essential oils in my treatment?
We believe you will find essential oils to be beneficial to your experience. We have created special packages that incorporate essential oils into your massage. Essential oils are recommended, but they are not required.