The sense of smell and the sense of touch are essential to the work of massage. Every day we breathe about 23,000 times, inhaling and exhaling a multitude of scents contained in the air. Some scents are part of daily life; others are introduced for therapeutic purposes. Certain fragrances can reduce blood pressure and help you to deal with stress and panic. Other scents can speed up your metabolism, keeping you at peak performance. The aromas that you choose to use on your body can provide many wondrous experiences.