No, I don’t use Young Living or doTERRA essential oils. I use RMO, Rocky Mountain Oils, in my massage practice. And at this point, I use them exclusively (though I am growing herbs to try making my own).
Why? First and foremost, because of the excellent quality.
Secondly, because RMO is not a multilevel marketing company (MLM). There’s no upline, no downline, and as a result, the price is generally much less than either of the above-mentioned MLMs.
Thirdly, RMO seems to be responsible and does not make outlandish, unsubstantiated health claims about its products.
Fourthly, unlike other essential oils companies, there are no controversies that I am aware of — neither with the FDA nor through malpractice or negligence of the founders. That is not the case with some of the better known essential oil companies.
It’s no secret, if you’ve had a massage with me, that thyme is my favorite essential oil from RMO.
During lomi lomi sessions, I use thyme in combination with either orange or lemon essential oils. Add ukelele music, coconut oil, and a forearm to your backside, and you can’t help but leave happy.
For gua sha and deep tissue massage, I often use their Pain Ease essential oil blend.
For lymphatic drainage massage, I sometimes use their Immune Support essential oil blend (similar to if not the same blend as Thieves from Young Living) and Lymph Support oils.
For scar release massage, I use cicatrisant essential oils like lavender and Helichrysum italicum, in addition to copaiba.
For wood therapy body contouring, I use a mixture of black pepper, turmeric, and ginger essential oils, as studies suggest these ingredients may promote lipolysis and reduce inflammation.
Foot work? Tea tree, orange… and thyme. An anti-fungal trifecta.
And for my Knoxville, TN prenatal massage? I don’t use any essential oils, as they are contraindicated during pregnancy. No thyme for you. But the coconut oil still smells awesome, am I right?
Have a request for a specific essential oil? Feel free to ask before a session. I usually have oils like thyme, ylang ylang, rosemary, oregano, lavender, orange, lemon, lemongrass, eucalyptus, tea tree, peppermint, cedar, black pepper, copaiba, frankincense, turmeric, and ginger on hand. If you don’t have a preference, it will probably be thyme. ;)
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Please note that I do have a “material relationship” with RMO. What that means: If you use the above link to purchase, I may get points in their loyalty rewards program (or I may not, depending on the amount you spend) that could be used for a discount on my next purchase. Whether I get points or not, I highly recommend them. Check ’em out.