What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of pure essential oils derived from various parts of plants and trees to enhance psychological and physical wellbeing. Plants and herbs have been used for medicinal purposes since 3000 BC. Nowadays aromatherapy is becoming an increasingly popular therapy for a wide range of ailments. Aromatherapy can be used in numerous ways, such as baths, inhalations and massage. Massage is a very effective therapy in its own right but when combined with essential oils the results are even more potent. Essential oil constituents pass through the skin and are carried to all the cells of the body via the bloodstream. When used safely essential oils can have very effectual results without creating harmful side effects.
How may you benefit from Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is a holistic therapy which may promote physical, mental and spiritual health equilibrium. Benefits may include:
* Relaxation within the whole body
* Relief from stress and anxiety
* Relief from specific conditions, such as sinusitis, hayfever, digestive disorders, musculoskeletal problems, PMS and skin conditions
* Strengthening the immune system, and
* Lifting low mood.
What happens during a session?
The first session will include a free 30 minute initial consultation to determine your present and past health and lifestyle, so as to tailor the treatment to suit your needs. Depending on your requirements ether Aromatherapy massage or another method of use may be recommended. All aspects of you as a person are considered – physical, emotional and spiritual.
Aromatherapy massage involves gentle massage using slow effleurage and a range of pumping moves to help stimulate the lymphatic system and drainage of toxins from the cells and tissues of the body.
Specific issues and symptoms may involve different methods of use, such as sitz baths, inhalations, ointments and creams.
Advice will be given about what you can do to maintain or improve your wellbeing.
Aromatherapy massage – full body: £40 for 60 minutes
Aromatherapy massage – half body: £20 for 30 minutes
Aromatherapy consultations: £20 for 30 minutes, to include provision of blended essential oils and preparations (ointments, creams etc) and instructions for you to use essential oils safety at home
Home visits and Gift vouchers are also available - please contact me for pricing.
Please contact Tess for further information or to request a booking.