Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy dates back to ancient Egypt, where plants and flowers were distilled to extract their essential oils and used for religious, medical and cosmetic purposes.  

Today, Aromatherapy massage combines the highly effective therapeutic properties of essential oils with the relaxing therapeutic power of touch, to improve physical and emotional well-being and prevent disease.  Using pure essential oils carefully selected and blended for you, in conjunction with a range of lymphatic drainage, soft tissue and acupressure techniques, to bring about deep relaxation.  Clients report that the process of having a gentle massage with Aromatherapy oils is a wonderfully relaxing and soothing experience.  Depending on an individual's needs, essential oils can be used to soothe, uplift, energise, relax or stimulate.

Aromatherapy is a truly holistic therapy, which can assist healing to the mind, body and spirit.

Benefits :

*  Relieves stress and tension and induces deep relaxation

*  Improves blood and lymphatic circulation

*  Cleanses body of toxins

*  Strengthens the immune system

*  Balances emotions and calms the mind

 What does it involve ?

Your first appointment will begin with a consultation during which I will ask you about your current health, medical history and emotional well-being.  All details are held in the strictest of confidence.  I will then use the information collected to carefully select a blend of oils to suit your specific health needs and preferences.  

The treatment is carried out whilst you are lying on a massage couch.  Throughout your treatment, you will be covered with warm, soft towels, exposing only the area of the body being massaged, to ensure you feel comfortable at all times in a secure environment.  Soothing background music is played to help you feel relaxed and at ease.

How will I feel after a treatment ?

Most people experience a sense of well-being, calmness and relaxation, others find it uplifting and revitalising.

Who can benefit from Aromatherapy ?

Aromatherapy massage is suitable for all ages when sensitively applied by a qualified Aromatherapist and can be used for a variety of physical and emotional problems.

It is valuable in the treatment of:-

  • stress, anxiety and depression
  • insomnia
  • hormonal and menopausal problems
  • PMT
  • muscle and circulation problems
  • Arthritis
  • headaches and migraines
  • coughs and colds
  • digestive problems
  • skin disorders.

 Aftercare advice:

*   Drink plenty of water, to help flush toxins from the body

*   Avoid tea, coffee and alcohol

*   A quiet 24 hours if possible, avoiding strenuous activity