Traditionally, an aromatherapy massage is a slow luxurious massage, using luxurious healing, beautifully scented essential oils. I am happy to make a blend of oils to go with any massage I do. The health benefits of using essential oils are known to be significant.
There are some examples below, but there are many more uses.
Lemon - supports the respiratory system
Peppermint - support digestive system
Rosemary - stimulates the memory
YlangYlang - great for healthy hair
Tea Tree - for skin problems
Lavender - balances the body, many uses
Frankincense - for immune system
Clary Sage - supports hormonal system
Bergamot - emotional balance
Patchouli - for healthy skin
I use Young living oils, which are therapeutic grade oils. Many cheaper essential oils people buy have been diluted with cheap carrier oils to increase profit margins, and most are over distilled for a sweeter scent, but means much of the therapeutic value has been burnt away (it's like over cooking your vegetables and losing a lot of the nutritional value). To get the real benefit from essential oils, you really need to know what's in the bottle! I buy my oils straight from the grower, and they have a seed to seal guarantee. I can guarantee quality and purity.