I thought you might like a little bit more information about the massage medium I use. As a therapist, it was important for me to choose something which delivers great control during the massage while leaving skin soft and supple. Songbird waxes are a blend of beeswax and natural ingredients which do just that. As they contain essential oils, you can choose the blend that best suits the way you would like to feel – this comes as standard with any massage you book with me. You might choose something relaxing, uplifting, or promoting mental clarity. Read on for more detailed information about the five main blends I keep to hand:
Women’s Blend Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Bergamot
Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) is perfectly balanced by the musky and regal Frankincense (Boswelli Carterii). It’s this balance which makes Women’s Blend really special. Bergamot (Citrus Bergamia) has a citrusy aroma which is very pleasant and is one of the most uplifting of the essential oils and thus of great benefit in lifting the spirits. The blend is synergistically created for a balancing effect. All the essential oils used are associated with hormonal balancing and are particularly relevant to women of all ages.
Zest Mandarin, Lime
This is a light, gentle, refreshing and uplifting citrus massage wax containing Lime and Mandarin. We developed it with the Scottish Charity, Iris Cancer Partnership, and a percentage of each tub sold is donated to their valuable ongoing work of training complimentary therapists to work with cancer patients. As it is light on the essential oil, it falls well below the latest regulatory requirements for a ‘leave on’ product, making it suitable for pregnancy massage as well. We are sure you’ll enjoy the subtle and zesty zing.
Herbal Lift Palmarosa, Origanum, Rosemary, Clary Sage
This blend is uplifting and intended to clear the mind and stimulate mental activity – to combat mental fatigue. Mental clarity, alertness and vigour restoration are associated with these oils. Origanum adds a spicy element to the lively mix and creates an aroma jacket to hold in the herbal. You can get this herby undercurrent just under the spice and it makes for a wonderful olfactory journey! Traditionally Rosemary is associated with memory retention and retrieval of stored memories via its scent. This wax is often associated with therapeutic work involving fatigue and tiredness, such as exam times or when the client feels lacklustre and listless.
Mountain Forest Sandalwood, Cypress, Cedar
Massage Wax was created as a woody rather than a flowery blend for those who don’t like a floral scent in their massage wax. This makes it particularly good for use on men and some have called it the Mens Blend, as opposed to our Woman’s Blend. This is a bit misleading as it is, of course, used by women everywhere! It is best described as piney, smokey, woody and foresty. It’s a blend which best comes into its own when heated through massage on the skin, when the rich notes of Sandalwood pour out and envelop the user.
Relaxation Vetiver, Ylang Ylang, Petigrain
This blend has a two step scent – in that to get to the deeply relaxing and earthy combination that the essential oils give, you need to give yourself deeply to the scent and move through the first impressions to the second, very earthy core of the combination. This is the deepest kind of relaxation. Vetivert (Vetiveria Zizanioides) is a scented grass native to India and Sri Lanka, is botanically related to Lemongrass and Citronella, and is very good oil for oily skin. It’s name means Oil of Tranquility. Part of the earthy quality of the Relaxation Massage Wax comes from the Vetivert. The grassy notes weave an intricate and delicate tune …