Aroma Chakra Balance Massage

It combines the healing properties of essential oils with the art of massage to harmonize and align the body's energy centres, known as chakras. This holistic practice draws from ancient traditions and focuses on using specific scents and therapeutic touch to restore balance, alleviate blockages, and promote overall well-being. By focusing on the unique qualities of each chakra, this massage aims to create a feeling of balance, relaxation and vitality, encouraging physical and emotional harmony.

Chakras in The Human Body

The name "chakra" is the Sanskrit word for "wheel." Chakras are centres of energy within the human body, originating from ancient Indian spiritual traditions. These energy points are believed to correspond to different physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of an individual. In essence, chakras are thought to be swirling wheels or vortexes that regulate the flow of life force (also known as prana or chi) throughout the body.

There are typically seven main chakras aligned along the spine, each associated with specific qualities and functions, which influence our overall well-being and consciousness. Each of the seven chakras is correlated with different abilities, expressions and types of health and specific vibrations, colours, symbols and sounds. Since each chakra is related to specific spiritual, emotional, psychological and physical aspects of our being, it is believed that its blockage or malfunction can cause physical, psychological and emotional disorders.

Signs of Blocked Chakras

Each chakra rotates at a specific frequency and speed. Since the chakras are interrelated, when one of them is imbalanced, there is an alteration in the functionality of the other chakras as well. This makes people feel disconnected, anxious and fearful and also manifests as health problems in one or more areas of the body. To function at their best, your chakras must be balanced, which means returning them to their normal speed. This frequency and speed can change due to various factors such as diet, lifestyle and thinking patterns.

The Seven Main Chakras

1. Root Chakra - Reproductive Glands (testicles and ovaries)

The Root Chakra focuses on stability and security and gives us the feeling of being connected to the ground. Reproductive organs play an essential role in our survival and we could not exist as a species without them.

Location: It is located at the base of the spine, between the anus and genitals. It is characterized by the emotions of survival, stability, ambition and self-sufficiency.
When this chakra is unbalanced, the person begins to feel unstable, disconnected, without ambition, without purpose, fearful, insecure and frustrated.
When balanced, these are replaced by more positive emotions and you feel stable, secure, balanced, energetic, independent and strong.
Muladhara Chakra
  • Mantra: ‘Lam’ "I can't grow from an unsteady foundation."
  • Yoga poses to balance the Root Chakra: Tree Pose and Mountain Pose
  • What it controls: Survival issues such as financial independence, money, and food
  • Colour: Red
  • Element: Earth
  • Stone: Hematite

2. Sacral Chakra - Adrenal Glands

The adrenal glands produce many important hormones that help regulate metabolism, the immune system, and blood pressure. As a result, you will be able to feel emotionally balanced. Many of these hormones are directly related to how the body reacts to stress, for example, cortisol, and help the body feel energized throughout the day. Strong adrenal glands will allow you to feel creative, playful and passionate about life. It also influences how you relate to your emotions and the emotions of others.

Location: It is located in the lower abdomen, about four fingers below the navel. It is attributes include the basic need for sexuality, as well as creativity and self-esteem.
When the sacral chakra is imbalanced, a person may feel emotionally explosive and irritable, lacking energy and creativity, manipulative, or obsessed with sexual thoughts.
When balanced, it makes one feel more vibrant, happy, positive, satisfied, compassionate and intuitive.
Svadhishthana Chakra
  • Mantra: ‘Vam’ "I always honour others but not before myself."
  • Yoga poses to activate the Sacral Chakra: Crow Pose or standing poses like Triangle Pose
  • Colour: Orange
  • Element: Water
  • Stone: Tiger's Eye

3. Solar Plexus Chakra - Pancreas

Some of the main functions of the solar plexus chakra are related to digestion and the process of transforming food into energy. As a result, we have the fuel necessary to pursue our goals with determination and vitality. The solar plexus chakra is all about confidence, as well as helping you feel in control of your life.

Location: Upper abdomen in the stomach area. It is characterized by emotions such as ego, anger and aggression.
An imbalance of the Solar Plexus Chakra can manifest physically as digestive problems, liver problems or diabetes. On an emotional level, one might struggle with depression, lack of self-esteem, anger, and perfectionism.
By balancing this chakra, we feel more energetic, confident, productive and focused.
Manipura Chakra
  • Mantra: ‘Ram’ "Self-love starts when I accept all parts of myself."
  • Yoga poses for Solar Plexus Chakra alignment: Forward Bend, Boat Pose
  • What it controls: Self-worth, self-confidence, and self-esteem
  • Colour: Yellow
  • Element: Fire
  • Stone: Amber

4. Heart Chakra - Thymus

The heart chakra, is the bridge between the lower chakras, associated with materiality and the higher chakras associated with spirituality. The heart chakra is your spiritual centre, helping you cultivate love, compassion, empathy, and kindness toward yourself and others. The thymus is much more closely related to the immune system than to the endocrine system, although it includes glandular tissue and releases few hormones. The thymus plays a key role in training T cells, which protect us from deadly viruses, and develops during childhood but steadily declines during adulthood.

Location: Centre of chest, just above the heart. This chakra is the seat of balance, and it is characterized by emotions of love, attachment, compassion, trust, and passion.
When the heart chakra is imbalanced, a person may deal with emotional problems such as anger, lack of confidence, anxiety, jealousy, fear, and bad mood.
By harmonizing this energy centre, a person begins to feel more compassionate, supportive, optimistic, friendly and motivated.
Anahata Chakra
  • Mantra: ‘Yam’ "When I love myself, loving others comes easily."
  • Yoga poses to balance the Heart Chakra: Half Bridge Pose, Fish Pose
  • What it controls: Love, joy, and inner peace
  • Colour: Green
  • Element: Air
  • Stone: Rose Quartz

5. Throat Chakra - Thyroid

The throat chakra governs your ability to communicate and express yourself authentically. It gives you the ability to speak and manifest all your desires in life. The thyroid gland plays a key role in the development and growth of the human body. The thyroid produces hormones that regulate the body's metabolism, maintain proper heart rate, and stimulate brain growth and bone maintenance. The throat chakra is a place to speak the truth and ensure that your inner truths are communicated appropriately.

Location: It is located at the base of the throat, coinciding with the thyroid gland. It is associated with inspiration, healthy expression, faith and the ability to communicate well.
A blockage in the throat chakra can be experienced as shyness, quietness, feeling weak, or an inability to express our thoughts.
When this chakra is balanced, it allows for creativity, positive self-expression, constructive communication, and a sense of contentment.
Vishuddha Chakra
  • Mantra: ‘Ham’ "I speak my truth, always."
  • Yoga poses for Throat Chakra balance: Shoulder stand, and Plough Pose
  • What it controls: Communication, self-expression, and truth
  • Colour: Light Blue/Turquoise
  • Element: Air
  • Stone: Aquamarine

6. Third Eye Chakra - Pineal Gland

The third eye chakra governs your intuition. It is also linked to the imagination. The balanced third eye chakra allows you to access the gifts of your sixth sense and become more intuitive. It is also a centre for astral projection and lucid dreaming. The pineal gland has traditionally been referred to as the “third eye” and many ancient traditions suggest that it serves as a link between the physical and spiritual realms. The pineal gland plays a key role in regulating the body's daily rhythm by secreting the hormone melatonin.

Location: It is located between the eyebrows and is often used as a focal point during asana practice to develop greater concentration and awareness. It is attributes are intelligence, intuition, insight and self-knowledge.
When it is imbalanced, it can make you feel unassertive and fearful of success or it can make you more selfish. An imbalance can manifest as physical problems such as headaches, blurred vision, and eye strain.
When this chakra is active and balanced, a person feels more vibrant and secure, both spiritually and emotionally. In the absence of the fear of death, one becomes one's own master and remains free from all attachment to material things.
Ajna Chakra
  • Mantra: ‘Om’ "I am open to exploring what cannot be seen."
  • Yoga poses to balance the Third Eye Chakra: Headstand
  • What it controls: Intuition, imagination, and wisdom
  • Colour: Dark Blue
  • Element: Light
  • Stone: Amethyst

7. Crown Chakra - Pituitary

The Crown Chakra is all about your connection to spirituality. It also plays a role in your life purpose. The crown chakra is your gateway to higher dimensions, as it allows you to access the infinite field of consciousness and feel divine unity with everything around you. The pituitary gland is called the "master gland" because it produces hormones that regulate other aspects of the endocrine system, including the thyroid, adrenal glands, ovaries, and reproductive glands.

Location: Located on the crown of the head. The seventh chakra is the centre of spirituality, enlightenment, and dynamic thought and energy. It allows the internal flow of wisdom and brings the gift of cosmic consciousness.
When imbalanced, one may suffer a constant sense of frustration, melancholy, and destructive feelings.
A balanced Crown Chakra promotes spiritual understanding, inner peace, and a clear perspective on the world.
Sahasrara Chakra
  • Mantra: ‘Aum’ "I am a vessel for love and light."
  • Yoga poses to align the Crown Chakra: Headstand
  • What it controls: Inner and outer beauty, spiritual connection
  • Colour: Violet/White
  • Element: Divine Consciousness
  • Stone: Clear quartz