Aromatherapy is the application of pure essential oils to potentiate the effects of the massage. It is particularly effective when used on the reflex points.



Researchers in Japan recently found that elderly hospitalized people experienced a decrease in stress after aromatherapy massage.

Aromatherapy massage was performed twice a week for a total of eight times, according to an abstract on

“Aroma massage appears likely to prove effective in

reducing psychological stress among elderly patients under long-term hospitalization,” the researchers noted.

“Effect of Aromatherapy Massage on Elderly Patients Under Long-Term Hospitalization in Japan” was published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Therapies, published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.