Essential oils are extracts from flowers, plants or tree resins. They contain compounds such as esters and turpenes that give them their therapeutic properties. For example, lavender oil has antiseptic properties making it useful for eliminating infections. It also has sedative properties and has been proven to reduce high blood pressure. Some essential oils, like rose oil, take hundreds of pounds of flowers to make an ounce of oil. So, while these essences smell nice, they are also extremely potent. When applied topically, they are absorbed through the skin and into the blood stream. The right combination of essential oils can amplify the effectiveness of the massage.

Tracy studied Aromatherapy with Silvana Cassini at the London College of Massage. Tracy uses only the purest organic oils available.