“Healing begins with an aromatic bath and a daily massage.” — Hippocrates
What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is an ancient, holistic and therapeutic practice that dates back thousands of years. It involves a qualified aromatherapy practitioner using highly concentrated aromatic essential oils extracted from various parts of plants to enhance emotional well-being and physical health through various wellness treatments. You might also know it as essential oil therapy.
Aromatic essential oils are inhaled and absorbed through the skin during aromatherapy treatments providing therapeutic relief from many health conditions and emotional stressors. It is a relaxing, natural way of restoring balance to the body, mind and spirit using the incredible power of plants.
Benefits of aromatherapy treatments
Aromatherapy body massages and treatments help to regenerate and rejuvenate our physical and energetic bodies, relieving us of the stresses and tensions we carry within us from life.
So whether you need to recharge your energy, discharge stress, reset your balance or treat pain and/or discomfort, aromatherapy treatments mesh the physical practice of healing treatments with the medicinal benefits of essential oils in one soothing, natural harmony of healing.
On a physical level...
Aromatherapy works by stimulating smell receptors in the nose, which then send messages through the nervous system to the limbic system — the part of the brain that controls emotions. Essential oils encompass over 60 kinds of herbal oils that are used to ease aches, pains and injuries.
On a physiological level...
Aromatherapy acts on the central nervous system, relieving depression and anxiety, reducing stress, relaxing, sedating or stimulating, and restoring both physical and emotional well-being.
On a spiritual level...
Aromatic essences have also been used for centuries to create a more meaningful connection to something bigger than ourselves, and, indeed, may place us into a more spiritual state..
I aim for my aromatherapy treatments to transport you to a blissful state where you can be present in the moment, in total relaxation, safe from your worries and stresses.
I always tailor my oil blends for you on the day to make a bespoke experience with my overall aim to promote whole-body and mind healing for each and every one of my clients.
I offer Aromatherapy Massage, Chakra Balancing Massage and the Neals Yard Natural Facial.
How are essential oils therapeutic?
When essential oils are used in aromatherapy, the essential oil molecules absorb into the skin, delivering their properties into the bloodstream. They are also inhaled through the nose passages. This consequently stimulates the olfactory bulb in the nasal cavity and in turn the limbic system, an area of the brain attached to emotion. As a result, the body’s biological process reacting to the oils releases therapeutic psychological and physical benefits.
The wonder of essential oils is that they carry an astonishing amount of properties within them that makes them extremely versatile when it comes to targeting the symptoms of many physical, emotional and spiritual ailments. Their properties range from antibacterial to calming, stimulating, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, detoxifying and antidepressant.
It is a true gift from nature that essential oils can assist with hormone imbalance, memory impairment, neurodegenerative diseases, low energy levels, poor digestion, ill health or weak immune systems.
Aromatherapy and Cancer Care
I offer my aromatherapy treatments for those with cancer.
The therapeutic use of essential oils through aromatherapy is a relaxing and calming way of helping anyone and everyones’ emotional and spiritual well-being as well as treating our physical bodies.
People with cancer may have specific symptoms that they want aromatherapy to soothe. Together we can choose the best oils for these needs.
Often people with cancer who receive aromatherapy massages and treatments note a boost in their wellbeing, a feeling of refreshment in their bodies and minds, and a notable sense of relaxation.
As skin can be sensitive during cancer treatments, I take every care to dilute and blend the essential oils I use. My clients may wish to purchase the oils used for home use and enjoyment.
I can offer full advice and directions on how this can be done in the safest and most beneficial way.