Popular essential oils used in massage

Here are some commonly used essential oils in massage therapy. The choice of essential oils for massage often depends on the desired effect or therapeutic benefit you’re looking to achieve. Here are a few popular options :

  • Lavender:

Known for its calming and relaxing properties, lavender oil is commonly used to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and relieve tension.

  • Peppermint:

Peppermint oil has a cooling and invigorating effect. It can help with muscle soreness, pain relief, and provide a refreshing sensation during a massage.

  1. Eucalyptus:

Eucalyptus oil is commonly used for its refreshing and revitalizing properties. It may help with respiratory issues, promote clear breathing, and provide a cooling sensation.

  • Tea Tree:

Tea tree oil is often used for its antibacterial and antifungal properties. It may be beneficial for individuals with skin conditions or for general skin health.

  • Chamomile:

Chamomile oil is known for its soothing and calming properties. It can help with relaxation, promote sleep, and relieve muscle tension.

  1. Sweet Orange:

Sweet orange oil has a refreshing and uplifting aroma. It can help with mood enhancement and relaxation.

  • Rosemary:

Rosemary oil is commonly used for its stimulating and invigorating effects. It may help with circulation, muscle pain, and mental clarity.


It’s important to note that essential oils should be properly diluted in a carrier oil before applying them to the skin for massage. Additionally, everyone’s preferences and sensitivities can vary, so it’s a good idea to perform a patch test or consult with a qualified aromatherapist before using essential oils.

Try essential oils at your next massage

At Oceana Massage, we offer a variety of essential oils for clients to choose from during their treatment. Speak with one of our RMTs about which essential oil you would like to try. Book a massage with Oceana Massage now!