Aromatherapy massage is one of the most popular types of massage you can find in a spa today. It's at almost every spa because it's so easy to add these fragrant, therapeutic essential oils to a massage.
In a simple Swedish or deep tissue massage, the therapist is able to glide over your skin by using some kind of oil or cream that has no scent. In an aromatherapy massage, the oil also contains an essential oil (or a blend of essential oils) derived from plants.
Essential oils can penetrate the body through the skin and have multiple benefits beyond a nice smell. They affect your mood, alleviate pain, help the body detoxify, and a variety of other effects, depending on the essential oil. You can choose something that is relaxing, balancing, or invigorating, based on how you want to feel when the massage is finished.