What Is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to maintain good health, revitalise and balance the body and mind. Essential oils enter the body via the airways and through the skin (entering the bloodstream) and affect the body on a chemical level as well as psychologically. A sense of deep relaxation is often felt during an aromatherapy massage and this in turn helps the body to switch off it's stress responses and instead send it into a state of calm where it is better able to heal and regain balance.
I have experience in working with clients who live with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome also known as ME or CFS. I have a deep understanding for this illness and I tailer my aromatherapy massages to suit the individual. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about my treatments.
When you arrive for your first aromatherapy treatment we will start with a consultation, taking your physical, and mental health, lifestyle and medical history into consideration*. We will discuss the best treatment plan for you and I will create a unique blend of essential oils based on your needs and application method. This is often through a therapeutic massage; either full-body or focussed on the area of concern.
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How do essential oils affect the body and mind?
When essential oils are inhaled, the aromatic molecules enter the nose, which has a direct link to the limbic region of the brain. Here, smells are interpreted as feelings and therefore the effect on our mood and emotions can be quite significant, helping to adjust and balance the mind. When applied through body massage, the essential oils penetrate the skin and enter the bloodstream without much difficulty due to their very small molecular size. These contain various therapeutic properties, such as pain relieving, muscular relaxant, warming and stimulating for the blood circulation, anti-viral and anti-bacterial and many others. These can help with the prevention, and ease the symptoms, of chronic or recurring physical and mental illnesses.
What are Essential oils?
Essential oils are produced in the leaves of aromatic plants during the process of photosynthesis. They are then stored in a variety of places, such as in the flowers, leaves, fruit, seeds, etc, depending on the plant. Essential oils are highly concentrated and have a large range of therapeutic properties making them very useful in the treatment of many different ailments