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Aromatherapy and Corporate Chair Massage

My company, The New York City Massage Company uses aromatherapy in all our sessions.

A good part of any person’s emotional well-being is determined by how he or she responds to the surrounding environment. Smell is a key factor in most forms of human activity, particularly that which is necessary for social interaction.  Many societies use the scent produced by incense in ritual and religious practice. Combined with massage, a familiar scent can have a powerful influence on an individual. This is, in part, because the aroma functions primarily on a subliminal or subconscious level. The aroma and what individual associates with it may have a direct impact on the emotional centers of the brain without the interference of intellectual or rational thought. These are issues that are still to be addressed as having importance in culturally specific depression.


Aromatherapy Seated Massage is the therapeutic use of the scents produced by essential oils during an On-site massage session.


These oils are extracted from the flower, leaf, stalk or fruit of a plant, shrub or tree. A pleasant aroma can connect us to a warm deep, content, and safe place within ourselves. No one looks forward to being presented with an unpleasant odor. It is for this very reason that cosmetic, food and pharmaceutical, food companies place great importance on specific aromas in certain products.  Menthol scent is often used in various chest rubs and cough drops, lemon is added to many cleaning products and cosmetic companies invest millions in associating certain perfumes and colognes to a celebrity brand.

The powerful sense of smell and the impact of “aromas” on physical and psychological states can be exemplified by the following:

  1. The sense of relaxation and comfort that some of us have upon entering a home during the holiday season.
  2. The strong negative reactions we may have when coming in contact with cigarette smoke or the extreme physical reactions such as “gagging” or “heaving” when coming into contact with a particularly offensive smell.
  3. The pleasure center of the brain may be stimulated when we come in contact with a certain aroma which we associate with a specific event or individual.
  4. As adults, many of us have been taught that expressing how we feel emotionally is unacceptable, so in reverting back to an early-life pattern, we may reach for a comforting aroma; maybe a food, candy or some specific environment. Our brains associate the memory brought on by an aroma with the relief of emotional stress.


One of the most popular ways to use aromatherapy oils is in massage.  The fastest way to get the oils into your system is by mixing the essence in a base of lanolin and cocoa butter.  Then rub the compound on your chest morning and night. Oils like coriander, vertivert, cinnamon, ylang ylang and neroli are a few of many, which works to improve circulation and relax the nervous system. Later in the chapter, you will find various





    The New York  Chair Massage Company was  the official Onsite Chair Massage Provider for the  Learning  Annex Real Estate Wealth Expos” between 2005 – 2009. At these events we gave chair massage sessions to  thousands of attendees in nine cities who came to hear Tony Robbins, George Foreman, Robert Kyosaki (Rich Dad, Poor Dad), Barbara Corcoran (NBS’s “Shark Tank” and other speakers.”

                         Lewis Harrison, LMT – Director



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Lewis Harrison – RealUGuru, is a master lifehacker, writer, mentor, success and wealth coach, content-rich, motivational speaker, and an entrepreneur specializing in problem solving and strategizing  based on game thinking, applied game theory and Game Thinking.

He is the author of over twenty-two books published in five languages.


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Today’s stress management blog is presented  by a grant from Events  Chair Massage –www.EventschairMasssage.com –  a company that offers Corporate Chair Massage and Stress Management Services to meeting planner, event planners, party planners and HR for Trade show booths throughout the United States.


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