extra-energy-excited-woman-webMassage add-ons designed to boost energy can help build your business and bring in clients year-round.

For many people, exhaustion and lack of energy are reoccurring issues. Your clients may be looking for natural ways to boost their energy and feel better. Specific scents can provide stress relief and offer your clients a much-needed dose of extra energy.


The Right Ingredients

With plenty of great aromas to choose from, revitalizing massage creams are easy to find. You can delight your clients’ senses while helping them feel relaxed and refreshed. You can purchase massage cream already blended with high-quality essential oils or even make your own.


Make or Buy?

If you opt for blending your own massage creams, great scents to start with include “all of the citrus essential oils like lemon, grapefruit and sweet orange. Also rosemary, peppermint and spruce,” said Katie Vie, a massage therapist and aromatherapist at River Island Apothecary in Asheville, North Carolina.

Vie says you can use essential oils or hydrosols to make your own creams. Essential oils are extracted from plants, while hydrosols are created by infusing water with herbs or therapeutic plants.

If you choose to buy a commercially made massage cream, look for creams with high-quality ingredients.


Promote Emotional Well-Being

Many of these zesty aromas are great for other conditions and address a variety of different complaints by increasing vitality. According to Vie, energy-boosting aromas often have a stimulant effect on the body and can promote a sense of well-being.

“Most essential oils that are considered ‘energy boosting’ are also great for increasing attention span and focus,” Vie added. “These essential oils are just as stimulating to the physical body as the mental-emotional body. So any condition that is sluggish or congested like cellulite, stuffy sinuses, productive coughs, and certain types of acne [may] benefit from their use.”


Using Massage Creams

Keep in mind that some clients may be allergic or sensitive to ingredients in your massage creams. Be sure to ask your clients about any allergies or relevant medical conditions before beginning therapy. Provide your clients with a choice of different creams, since every individual has different personal preferences.

The National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) lists elements that influence the safety of any essential oil you use, including quality of the essential oil, dosage and skin integrity. Do your own research on options in aromatherapy by reading about aromatherapy, taking continuing education, and trying it yourself before using it on clients. With adequate education and experience, you can become a pro at offering the best aromatherapy creams for your clients.


Revitalize and Renew

Try different types of ingredients and massage creams to find the right fit. Tell your clients that you offer add-ons for energizing massages and explain the potential benefits. You may be amazed by what this customized service does for your business.


About the Author

Kaitlin Morrison is a freelance health and wellness writer living in Moses Lake, Washington. A former chiropractic assistant and health care publicity person, she now follows her passion of informing and educating her readers about health care, business and marketing.