The use of essential oils from aromatic plants, fruits and trees is used to promote the health and vitality of the body, mind and spirit.
The essential oils are absorbed into the bloodstream through the skin thanks to the massage movements and through the lungs from inhalation.
The essences can help to improve the function of every system of the body.
Aromatherapy works on the basis that the smell of the essential oils triggers the limbic system – the part of the brain that seems to be linked with emotion. This is why it can affect how you feel, and help you relax. Massage helps your skin to absorb the essential oils; these oils improve the effectiveness of the massage in treating specific physical problems.
Aromatherapy is used in a number of ways and can help with various conditions including: relieving stress and anxiety; helping you relax, relieving tiredness or aching muscles, soothing chronic pain, improving skin tone, aiding concentration and helping with PMT and symptoms of menopause.
Use of 100% pure essential oils is crucial in aromatherapy as diluted oils or synthetically manufactured oils lack restorative benefits and can even cause harm.
I use carriers and essential oils from Kobashi a Devon based Company and whenever possible I also use organic oils.
What to expect during an aromatherapy treatment?
The session begins with a short consultation to establish the needs of the person and of course to make sure that there are no contraindications to the treatments. All the information given is confidential and will not be shared.
I will then select few essential oils to create 2 blends. You will then be given the choice of blend you want to use.
Aromatherapy Massage is a gentler type of massage than holistic massage, but the pressure of the massage can be adapted to suit a persons needs. Lymphatic Drainage movements are also used, which helps rid the body of unwanted toxins. Holistic Massage movements and gentle acupressure points stimulate the energy field, helping improve the overall efficiency of the body.
After the treatments you will be feeling very relaxed and maybe tired. You will be offered a cold drink or an herbal tea. You will also be able to take home a sample of the blend used during your massage.
Treatments offered: 1 hour (£45) or 1 hour 30 (£55)
You can also purchase extra blend for you to use in the house (in an oil burner), in the bath or as a body oil.