Relax, rejuvenate, and relieve your tired mind and body with an aromatherapy massage.
Aromatherapy is a holistic treatment that uses the healing powers of essential oils to treat the mind, body, and spirit. Applied through massage, your personalised combination of essential oils works to encourage your body’s own natural healing powers. They stimulate your circulation, strengthen your immune system, and can help relieve several conditions including:
- Muscle tension and aches
- Joint pain and mobility
- Chronic pain
- Menstrual pain
- Fatigue and insomnia
Aromatherapy is a gentle, non-invasive therapy that’s great for everyone. Treatments are personalised with essential oil combinations chosen based on your needs and preferences.
Extracted from plants, trees, and grasses, essential oils all have unique chemical compositions, properties, and aromas. Their use goes back thousands of years, with records of the Egyptians using them for medical treatments and embalming. In the bible, they have both medical and religious uses. Most famously, the three wise men gave Frankincense and Myrrh as a gift to the baby Jesus along with gold, showing their value. More recently, French hospitals burnt Juniper and Rosemary during the wars to keep the air clean as they are both anti-infectious.
Today essential oils are a complementary therapy used alongside traditional medicine to help us relax and feel better. There are different ways to benefit from essential oils; we can absorb them through our skin with an aromatherapy massage or inhale them as an aroma-alone treatment to help with nausea, anxiety, stress, sleep, menopausal flushes and more. A drop of two on a tissue is all you need, or you can use salt bottles, diffusers or aroma inhalation sticks; the bright colours make them a favourite with children and the benefits could be huge. In fact, I am currently carrying out a trial to see how aroma inhalation sticks and diffusers can help children with ADHD and Autism by reducing their anxiety, calming them down and improving their sleep – find out more about me here.
Always use essential oils with caution though; never apply them neat on to the body or ingest them. Find out more about how to use essential oils safely here.
What to expect at consultations
Your first appointment includes a full health consultation to ensure suitability for treatment. We’ll discuss your general health, lifestyle and medical issues along with your reasons for seeking aromatherapy treatment. I’ll talk you through the process, and you can ask any questions you may have.
I tailor the session and oil blend to you. When you’re ready and comfortable on the massage table, I’ll begin the massage of your choice – see the list of treatments below.
Your first appointment includes a consultation, so please allow extra time. It’s also a good idea to leave time after your treatment to come back to reality and hydrate before going back into the real world.
Back, neck and shoulder massage (40 min) £25.00
1/2 body massage (1 hour) £35.00
Full body massage (1 hours 15 min) £40.00
It is recommended that aromatherapy is carried out every two to four weeks.