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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Seasonal Allergy Relief: Anointed Touch Massage


Most of us consider massage a luxury rather than a integral part of a healthy lifestyle. We might consider a spontaneous massage while on vacation if the resort or hotel includes a spa. Of course you would be correct, massage is absolutely about relaxation and calm. Setting aside time to actively and intentionally relax is extremely important for our stressed out bodies and minds.

When performed by an expert, massage is much more than an hour of peace and tranquility. Massage has been used for centuries to alleviate or lessen the severity of a host of ills from depression to arthritis, high-blood pressure to anxiety. Combined with the healing power of certain essential oils, massage can effectively manipulate muscles and target specific areas of the body.

German Chamomile: Used in healing massage

Massage and the use of essential oils on the body have deep historical roots reaching back to ancient Egypt. The Egyptians were one of the first civilizations to study massage as it related to health. Egyptians were also the first to systematically incorporate massage and essential oils for healing. Perhaps most famously, Frankincense, now widely used in massage and skin care, was one of the ingredients added to the mix that produced the striking black kohl eyeliner seen in ancient Egyptian art and artifacts.

Ancient Egyptians harnessed the power of essential oils and massage


Massage is an excellent compliment to conventional medical care for a variety of conditions including immune system disorders, insomnia, headaches and seasonal allergies. By reducing inflammation in the body and boosting the immune system massage techniques work with the body's natural defense and healing process. Massage increases circulation - moving oxygen and nutrients to cells and removing waste products - thus allowing the body's natural detoxification process to work more effectively and efficiently.

Tiffany Maple, owner of Anointed Touch Massage, is a firm believer in the healing power of massage. After completing a Masters in Public Health, Tiffany worked as an athletic trainer for over a decade. She saw daily the impact of athletic related injuries and the power of massage to both prevent and rehabilitate. As a licensed massage therapist she is fully versed in the healing power of massage to deliver relief from what ails us.

Tiffany Maple, owner of Anointed Touch Massage 

Related: See inside Anointed Touch Studio


Spring is always a welcome change of brighter days, warmer temperatures and fresh blossoms. For many of us, it also means the start of miserable seasonal allergies. 

Massage combined with essential oils applied directly to the skin can help alleviate some of the symptoms that accompany airborne allergies including headaches, sinus pressure and aching, tight muscles in chest, neck and back due to excessive coughing and sneezing.

Because our skin is our largest organ, whatever is applied is directly absorbed into our bloodstream. It is therefore so important to make sure what goes into our body is pure and free of toxins. When asked about using essential oils in her massage therapy practice Tiffany says:

Using essential oils in a massage is so beneficial because during a massage, blood is brought closer to the surface and circulation is increased in the body so the oils can be absorbed more readily into your system making them more effective. 

photo: Young Living Oils

Anointed Touch uses Young Living Oils, Doterra and Ameo essential oils. All three companies are committed to excellence in quality and sustainable practices throughout the whole process starting with the seed. Farming, harvesting and distilling processes are scrutinized ensuring oils are safe and effective.


Try a 30 minute massage ($35) with Anointed Touch's Seasonal Allergy upgrade for $12 which includes a therapeutic blend of lemon, lavender and eucalyptus oil.  

  • Lavender oil is a classic essential oil whose benefits are numerous. Lavender is the go to essential oil for relaxation and is also considered one of the top oils for seasonal allergies. Its healing properties treat inflammation and it is a natural antihistamine.

  • Eucalyptus oil relieves pain and has anti-inflammatory properties. Its benefits are broad and include alleviation of chest pressure, clearing of sinus passages, and aids in the body's natural detoxification process. 

  • Lemon oil is used in massage to boost the immune system and assist in the body's lymphatic process - the body's way of eliminating toxins and its system of transporting white blood cells throughout the body to fight infection. 

Lavender Fields (photo: Young Living Oils)

Other essential oil upgrades can be added to any massage with prices ranging from $12 - $18.
  • Pain & Anti-Inflammation – Frankincense, Idaho Balsam Fir, Copiaba and German Chamomile
  • Immune Support – Thieves Blend, Oregano and Lavender
  • Anti-Anxiety –  Tranquil Blend, Peace and Calming Blend and Vetivir
  • Female Hormone Support – Endoflex Blend and Progessence Blend
  • Seasonal Allergy Relief – Lemon, Lavender and Eucalyptus

Anointed Touch offers a variety of massage services which can be tailored to individual health concerns, aches and pains. 

  •     Swedish Massage
  •     Deep Tissue Massage
  •     Trigger Point Therapy
  •     Sports Massage
  •     Prenatal Massage

Appointments can be scheduled for 30 minutes, 60 minutes or 90 minutes. Anointed Touch will even come to your home. Appointments are available Monday-Saturday. Book your appointment online

Anointed Touch is located at 654 Highland Avenue Unit 17 Fort Thomas, Kentucky 41075
Call: (513) 673-9252

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