Aromatherapy, or essential oil therapy, refers to a range of traditional, alternative or
complementary therapies that use essential oils and other aromatic plant compounds. Essential oils have been used for nearly 6,000 years, with the aim of improving a person’s health or mood.
Aromatherapy is the science and art of using oils from aromatic plants, herbs, woods and fibres. Oils do not only have a physical effect but affect the emotions of the body too. Extracts from aromatic plant oils help to soothe tension and clear the mind from stress.
The thing that I really love about aromatherapy is that is can be used as a botanical prescription blended especially for you. Very similar to how you use different skincare products on your face depending on your skin type and the ingredients in the product.
Oils are chosen and blended in synergy using a mix of 3 different “notes”, top, middle and base notes. In laymen’s terms, top note oils such as citrus oils evaporate quicker and don’t stay in the system for as long as the middle notes which are taken from herbs or base notes, which are often woody notes or resins which last much longer in the bloodstream. The upshot of this is that, so long as the oils remain on the skin for a few hours it elongates the beneficial effects of the oils on the body, therefore, extending the value of the treatment. This is why we suggest that the oils are left on the skin for as long as possible.
A truly holistic therapy, taking into account the mind, body and spirit as well as the lifestyle the client leads, as it addresses the person as a whole.
These essential oils penetrate the body through the skin, creating multiple benefits beyond just their nice smell. They affect your mood, alleviate pain, detoxify your body, and ramp up your immune system, depending on the oils used. Aromatherapy has proven therapeutic for a variety of conditions.
What are the benefits?
Using essential oils for mood management is the more holistic approach, and something that is usually overlooked by medical professionals. A lot can be said about the uplifting oils. Aromatherapy has proven therapeutic for a variety of conditions such as; Depression, frustration, grief, anxiety, insomnia, lack of concentration, irritability, fear, poor memory, moodiness, panic attacks, nervous tension, sadness and worry
Each oil has specific beneficial properties such as analgesic (pain relief), anti-inflammatory, diuretic etc. Some oils help to promote better sleep, others can reduce anxiety and stress levels. Aromatherapy is a true art, as you find out when you study all of the properties, chemical compounds, benefits and uses for the various individual oils.
Bruises, sprains, strains, burns including sunburn wounds and scars, respiratory conditions including cold and flu, sore throat, asthma and bronchitis. Purifying the air, muscular aches and pains, fungal infections such as athletes foot and nail fungus. To reduce skin inflammation, enhance wound healing and to ease digestive problems such as constipation.
What’s to be expected:
We recommend you leave the oils on your skin for as long as possible post treatment to truly benefit from their healing properties. You will generally feel re-vitalised and refreshed after treatment. However, on rare occasions where an imbalance is present you may feel initially out of sorts for a couple of days after treatment whilst the body re-balances itself. This is known as a ‘healing crisis’ and is considered a positive effect to the treatment leading to a sense of well being and harmony.
Oils are blended for each individuals needs and can be used to complement many other forms of treatments both orthodox and unorthodox.
Half body | Duration: 30 minutes …………………………………… £30.00
Full body | Duration: 60 minutes ……………………………………. £40.00