The word Aromatherapy is derived from the two Greek words 'aroma' meaning spice and 'therapy' meaning healing. Aromatherapy is the
use of essential oils extracted from plants to promote well-being. The oils can be used in may ways but for an Aromatherapy treatment I use massage, allowing the oils to be absorbed into the bloodstream via the skin.
The therapeutic action of the essential oils, together with the revitalising effects of massage, stimulate the organs in the body, the skin, muscles, nerves and glands. Some essential oils increase the circulation and help with the elimination of toxins, others promote new cell growth and encourage the body's natural ability to heal itself. Each essential oil has its own character, theraputic effects and aroma. The molecules of essential oils are readily absorbed into the bloodstream when they are inhaled, and through the skin during massage, where they not only help to kill bacteria and viruses but also stimulate the body's immune system, strengthening resistance to further attack.
The aroma stimulates the Limbic System in the brain which is the centre of emotions and memory. This is why essential oils have such a powerful effect on our moods helping to lift depression, soothe irritable nerves and generally encourage a better state of mind. Relaxing oils such as Lavender, Clary Sage, Sandalwood, Frankincense and Ylang Ylang work by stimulating a neuro-chemical called serotonin that is naturally produced by the body to help relaxation and induce sleep. It is this action that helps long-term conditions such as insomnia, stress and tension.
For a different treatment why not try a Hot Stone Massage?
How it can benefit you
Aromatherpy can help with all stress related conditions as well as headaches, insomnia, pain relief, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, skin conditions, IBS, digestive problems and menstrual or menopausal problems.
About the Treatment
At the first treatment you will have a full consultation about your health and lifestyle to allow me to provide you with the best possible treatment plan and to ensure that Aromatherapy is the appropriate treatment for you. All information given will remain confidential. A treatment lasts approximately 75 minutes but please allow an extra 20 minutes for your first treatment to include consultation time. I will then create a unique blend of essential oils that are most suitable for you and any conditions that you may have, with an aroma that you enjoy. These are added to a suitable carrier oil and used in a very relaxing full body, face and head massage (adapted according to your preference) and using acupressure points to balance energy flow. The treatment is a very relaxing experience and many people fall asleep!
For an extremely relaxing treatment, why not try including Reiki?
60 minute Aromatherapy Full Body Massage £57
70 minute Aromatherapy Full Body and Head Massage £63
90 minute Aromatherapy Full Body Massage and Reiki £68
30 minute Back, Neck, Shoulder Massage £35
40 minute Back, Neck, Shoulder and Head Massage £40
60 minute Back, Neck, Shoulder Massage and Reiki £50
Please note a fee will be charged for missed appointments and for appointments cancelled at less than 24 hours notice.