Unleash the Therapeutic Power!

We all know that massage is great for you, but did you know that its benefits can actually be heightened just by using essential oils?

One of Creative Chiropractic’s Massage Therapists, Jess, gives us an insight into the unrivalled therapeutic power of a massage on tight muscles together with pre-blended essential oils…

It’s not such a well known fact that the nose contains 10 million neurons called olfactory receptors and they all reach out and catch odour molecules. The olfactory nerve is connected to our emotional centre in the brain called the limbic system. This part of the brain is also involved in controlling heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, reproductive behaviour, memory and our reaction to stress. Certain oils can stimulate specific neuro-chemicals within the nervous system, calming jangled nerves and stimulating the energy flow. The combination of the healing touch of massage together with essential oils work on the body and the mind at the same time.

Essential oils, plants, plant extracts, botanicalsFrom Ancient Egypt to Modern Times…

The earliest evidence we have of using aromatic extracts for beauty, culinary uses, spiritual and physical wellbeing is from 3000-2500 BC in Egypt, where essential oils featured in all aspects of daily life. The Greek physician, Hippocrates, was considered the ‘father of modern medicine’ and he studied and documented the medicinal influence of over 300 plants, reportedly advising, “The way to health is to have an aromatic bath and scented massage every day.” However, the birth of modern aromatherapy occurred in the 1920s when French Chemist René Gattefossé soaked his hand in lavender essential oil after burning himself, as it was the first thing he found. He was surprised that the wound healed so quickly. Before then, in the late 1800’s, researchers had begun using botanical extracts in studies and published their reports in respected medical journals.

Powerful Combination of Massage and Essential Oils…

At Creative Chiropractic, we use pre-blended massage oils by Naturally Thinking (www.naturallythinking.com), a British company specialising in all natural and pre-blended massage oils, each blended for a specific therapeutic and sensual purpose. They smell amazing and when used during a massage, will help to moisturise the skin and make it suppler. More importantly, the oils are drawn into the body through the skin, circulating around the bloodstream and traveling to different organs or body systems. For example, some stimulate circulation, increasing the rate of the elimination of toxins and others act on specific organs, increasing the secretion of body chemicals. Many are highly antiseptic and can also stimulate the production of endorphins which have a pain-relieving and anti-depressant effect. In the Practice, we can map a specific oil used in your massage to what you need…

So how do you feel?

TENSE BODY AND FOGGY MIND? We recommend:

Deep Tissue Massage, Muscle Rub, Creative Chiropractic, massage, treatment, massage oilDeep Tissue Massage with Muscle Rub.

Deep Tissue Massage focuses on deeper layers of muscles, tendons and fascia (connective tissue). It releases chronic muscle tension and muscle fibres whilst relaxing and soothing the muscle. Deep tissue massage is therapeutic, corrective and can release toxins to help the flow of oxygen, nutrients and with general circulation. This massage can be full body or focused on specific muscle groups.

Muscle Rub massage oil eases muscle tension and anxiety with warming Black Pepper, stimulating Rosemary, Sage to ease muscle tension and soothing Lavender. Click to read more about the ingredients and what they are good for…

NEED TO BOOST YOUR ENERGY LEVELS? We recommend:

Renewed Energy massage oil, Naturally Thinking, Pre and Post-Race Massage, Creative Chiropractic, Massage, Massage TherapyPre and Post-Race Treatment with Renewed Energy blended oils.

Pre-race treatments will help increase flexibility and reduce risk of injury. Post-race massage will help your body along with the recovery process.

Renewed Energy massage oil contains Bergamot, Eucalyptus and Lavender to refresh, invigorate and re-focus the mind. Click to read more about the ingredients and what they are good for.

TIRED MUSCLES FROM LOTS OF ACTIVITY AND OVERUSE? We recommend:

Sports Injury Massage, Training and Sports, massage oil, essential oils, sports injury, creative chiropracticSports Injury Massage with Training and Sports blended oils.

Hands-on techniques are used in Sports Injury Massage to manipulate the muscles, tendons and ligaments in the body to prevent or improve sports injuries. Sports Massage combines a variety of techniques including trigger pointing, stretching and mobilising. A specific therapy for pain relief and injury management.

Detoxifying Training and Sports blended oils contain Juniper Berry, circulation- stimulating Rosemary and warming Black Pepper will aid healthy muscle function and speedy soft tissue recovery. Click to read more about the ingredients and what they are good for.

POOR CIRCULATION AND IN NEED OF A KICK START TO YOUR DETOX? We recommend:

Manual Lymphatic Drainage, massage, massage oil, Skin Detox, Naturally Thinking, massage treatment, creative chiropracticMLD (Manual Lymphatic Drainage) Treatment with Skin Detox blended oils.

A whole-body technique is used combining very gentle pressure with a soft pumping movement in the direction of the lymph nodes. The reason for this light pressure is because the lymph vessels are superficial and too much pressure is thought to close these vessels and stop circulation.

This process allows the blood and lymph circulation to remove the waste and distribute nutrients and oxygen back around the body.

Skin Detox massage oil contains Juniper Berry, Orange and Grapefruit will enliven the skin and stimulate circulation to cleanse and purify the body. Click to read more about the ingredients and what they are good for.

NEED A BIT OF TIME OUT FROM THE DAILY GRIND? We recommend:

Creative Chiropractic Relaxation Massage with Tranquility & Calm Blended Essential Oils from Naturally ThinkingRelaxation Massage with Tranquillity & Calm blended oils.

The Relaxation Massage is the classic stress relieving treatment that leaves you with the ultimate feeling of relaxation and wellbeing. A really great treatment if you are new to massage or want a relaxing and/or firm massage.

Tranquility & Calm massage oil contains Lavender to help eliminate nervous tension and Frankincense and Sandalwood to soothe the mind. Click to read more about the ingredients and what they are good for.

Book your treatment today!

Click for more information on all of our massage treatments and prices or click here to view our Massage Menu. If you would like to book a 30 minute or one hour massage at Creative Chiropractic, you can call our friendly reception team on 01328 854325 or email: info@creativechiropractic.co.uk Alternatively, Gift Vouchers are available for all of our treatments on reception.

Read oil about it!

Rosemary

  • Botanical Name: Rosmarinus officinalis
  • Oil From: Leaf
  • Properties: pain-relieving, antiseptic, calms muscle spasms, stimulant, relieves flatulence, increases blood pressure

Black Pepper

  • Botanical Name: Piper nigrum
  • Oil From: Dried, crushed berries
  • Properties: pain-relieving, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, digestive, warming, reduces fever, laxative, stimulant

Lavender

  • Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia
  • Oil From: Flowering tops
  • Properties: pain-relieving, anti-depressant, antiseptic, anti-viral, decongestant, deodorant, sedative, infection fighting, lowers blood pressure, calms the nerves

Sage

  • Botanical Name: Salvia officinalis
  • Oil From: Leaf
  • Properties: anti-inflammatory, promotes formation of scar tissue, antiseptic, increases blood pressure, stimulant

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Lavender

  • Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia
  • Oil From: Flowering tops
  • Properties: pain-relieving, anti-depressant, antiseptic, anti-viral, decongestant, deodorant, sedative, infection fighting, lowers blood pressure, calms the nerves

Thyme

  • Botanical Name: Thymus vulgaris
  • Oil From: Flowering tops and leaves
  • Properties: antiseptic, calms muscle spasm, relieves flatulence, respiratory clearing, raises blood pressure, stimulant

Bergamot

  • Botanical Name: Citrus bergamia
  • Oil From: Peel of the nearly ripe fruit
  • Properties: pain-relieving, anti-depressant, antiseptic, calms muscle spasms, promotes formation of scar tissue, deodorant, digestive, reduces fever, sedative

Euclyptus

  • Botanical Name: Eucalyptus globulus
  • Oil From: Leaves and twigs
  • Properties: anti-bacterial, reduces nerve pain, reduces joint pain, antiseptic, anti-viral, decongestant, deodorant, respiratory clearing, reduces fever

Neroli

  • Botanical Name: Citrus aurantium
  • Oil From: Flowers of the bitter orange tree
  • Properties: anti-depressant, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, promotes formation of scar tissue, sedative, calms muscle spasms

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Juniper Berry

  • Botanical Name: Juniperus communis
  • Oil From: Crushed and partly dried berries
  • Properties: reduces joint pain, antiseptic, calms muscle spasms, aphrodisiac, relieves flatulence, promotes formation of scar tissue, purifying, diuretic, calms the nerves

Rosemary

  • Botanical Name: Rosmarinus officinalis
  • Oil From: Leaf
  • Properties: pain-relieving, antiseptic, calms muscle spasms, stimulant, relieves flatulence, increases blood pressure

Black Pepper

  • Botanical Name: Piper nigrum
  • Oil From: Dried, crushed berries
  • Properties: pain-relieving, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, digestive, warming, reduces fever, laxative, stimulant

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Juniper Berry

  • Botanical Name: Juniperus communis
  • Oil From: Crushed and partly dried berries
  • Properties: reduces joint pain, antiseptic, calms muscle spasms, aphrodisiac, relieves flatulence, promotes formation of scar tissue, purifying, diuretic, calms the nerves

Orange

  • Botanical Name: Citrus aurantium dulcis
  • Oil From: Peel of the nearly ripe fruit
  • Properties: anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, relieves flatulence, calms muscle spasms, sedative, aids  digestion

Patchouli

  • Botanical Name: Pogostemom cablin
  • Oil From: Dried, fermented leaves
  • Properties: anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, promotes formation of scar tissue, deodorant, fungicide, insecticide, sedative

Grapefruit

  • Botanical Name: Citrus grandis
  • Oil From: Peel of the nearly ripe fruit
  • Properties: anti-depressant, antiseptic, calms muscle spasms, diuretic, stimulant, purifying

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Lavender

  • Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia
  • Oil From: Flowering tops
  • Properties: pain-relieving, anti-depressant, antiseptic, anti-viral, decongestant, deodorant, sedative, infection fighting, lowers blood pressure, calms the nerves

Frankincense

  • Botanical Name: Boswellia carteri
  • Oil From: resin tapped from the tree
  • Properties: anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, relieves flatulence, promotes formation of scar tissue, warming, sedative

Sandalwood

  • Botanical Name: Santalum album
  • Oil From: the dried heartwood and roots
  • Properties: anti-depressant, antiseptic, calms muscle spasms, aphrodisiac, relieves flatulence, promotes formation of scar tissue, respiratory clearing, sedative, soothing

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