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Our treatments - Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy

What is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils, usually during a holistic massage, combining the properties of the oils with the therapeutic power of touch.

The success of aromatherapy is due to the therapeutic effects of the essential oils when used in a massage. The unique properties of each oil gives it an affinity with specific body systems such as the digestion or circulation, and by being absorbed into the body it can help to stimulate that system and improve its function. Inhaling the fragrance of essential oils also affects the olfactory sense, creating a strong stimulus which is conveyed to the brain for recognition and analysis and often gives rise to a positive emotional response. People have described this experience as uplifting, calming, cheering or soothing.

What can Aromatherapy do for you?

Aromatherapy can be beneficial for a wide range of individuals and problems. It has been found to be particularly helpful in stress-related problems such as:

In the fast pace of modern lifestyles, the use of aromatherapy can bring a speedy improvement in energy levels and induce a calm, relaxed frame of mind. Aromatherapy's popular appeal with the general public lies to a large degree in its well-documented beneficial effects in relieving stress, and the pleasant sense of well-being the use of essential oils promotes.

What should the client expect?

Before starting an aromatherapy treatment the therapist would carry out a detailed consultation with the client, asking such questions as:

which would help her to decide which essential oils should be used. Of course, the client’s personal likes and dislikes are also taken into account where the choice of oils is concerned.

The client is then given a massage using the chosen blend of oils – this is usually either a back, neck and shoulders massage, which takes 30 minutes, or a full body massage, which takes about 1 hour. The client is encouraged to lie still for a further 5 minutes or so after the massage, making the most of the state of relaxation usually achieved by the massage.

The therapist constantly monitor’s the client’s comfort, and if at any time the client is not happy with the treatment he or she is encouraged to say so, whereupon the therapist will either modify the treatment or if necessary stop it immediately.

After the treatment

Ideally, the client should try to spend the rest of the day quietly in order to make the most of an aromatherapy treatment. It’s OK if you can’t, but it’s best if you do, particularly if the treatment was for any sleeping disorder.

As a massage will stimulate the lymphatic system, which eliminates waste matter and As a massage will stimulate the lymphatic system, which eliminates waste matter and toxins, it is important that the client drinks plenty of water after the treatment to maximize the efficiency of the lymphatic system.

If you experience any worries or discomfort which might be attributed to the treatment, don’t hesitate to telephone us to put your mind at rest.

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