Aromatherapy is the systematic use of volatile plant oils known as essential oils for the treatment or prevention of disease. It is a form of complementary therapy designed to treat the whole person and not just the symptom or disease by assisting the body’s natural ability to balance, regulate, heal and maintain itself.
What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy roots can be traced back to the early Egyptian people 5,000 year ago. It is a holistic treatment involving the use of essential oils extracted from plants to improve physical and emotional well-being. It as helps to promote health and vitality by stimulating the body to heal itself and by reducing stress, which is often a cause of many ailments and illnesses.
What happens during a Aromatherapy Massage?
Massage is an excellent way in which to apply the essential oils. You will not only receive the therapeutic effects of the essential oils but will benefit greatly from the massage itself. The essential oils are diluted in a carrier oil, the massage is carried out using gentle, relaxing techniques and aids absorption of the essential oils into the body.
All treatments I carry out are unique and tailored to your needs – I don’t use pre-blended oils, so every blend is individually chosen to benefit you
What is Aromatherapy Massage used for?
Essential oils and massage greatly improve:
- Your skin – improves elasticity of the skin, reduce stretch marks, heal scar tissue, encourage cell division which improves the health of the skin, rub off dead skin cells, clear spots and improve acne skin, acts as an anti-inflammatory to reduce inflammation, improve oily and dry skin and restore moisture to the skin and acts as an antiseptic to treat insect bites, cuts and wounds
- Circulatory system – high blood pressure, poor circulation and improve oxygen and nutrients to repair damaged muscle tissues
- Immune system – strengthens the body’s defences against diseases caused by bacteria and viruses
- Lymphatic system – increases the production of white blood cells to stimulate immunity, helps to eliminate the build-up of fluid so helps fluid retention and cellulite
- Skeletal/Muscular system – arthritis, stiffness and pain, act as a analgesic to reduce muscular, tendon and ligament pain, help muscular spasm and increases blood supply, oxygen and nutrients which help to heal injured muscle
- Nervous system – acts as a analgesic by damping down the activity of the nerve endings that transmit pain, clear mind, aid concentration, memory and mental fatigue, reduce nervous tension and help stress-related conditions, strengthen the whole nerves system so helps anxiety, insomnia and shock
- Respiratory system – acts as an anti-inflammatory to help bronchitis and sinusitis, remove mucus build-up, help fight and prevent infections of the respiratory system and viral infections and calm spasm in the bronchial tubes
- Digestive system – relieve pain associated with intestinal spasm, relax stomach muscles to reduce gas and help the digestion of food so can help prevent colic, flatulence and indigestion
- Reproductive system – promote menstruation, help menopause and help stimulate or regulate menstruation
- Urinary system – help cystitis and help functioning of the kidneys
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