This treatment utilises volatile essential oils extracted from a wide variety of plants which are made up of naturally occurring chemicals each with different properties ranging from; Relaxing, Energising and Uplifting, to Cleansing, Reducing Inflammation and Relieving Pain, most are Antibacterial and all are believed to work both physiologically and psychologically. When targeting our sense of smell they activate the limbic system and emotional centres of the brain and also the nervous system. When applied topically (onto the skin) they activate thermal receptors and destroy microbes and fungi.
Aromatherapy works on many levels, is potentially very powerful and can help with relief of a wealth of medical conditions such as;
- Anxiety, Stress or Insomnia,
- Muscular aches and pains,
- Circulation problems,
- Digestive problems,
- Menstrual or menopausal problems,
However, almost any condition can be worked with, with encouraging results.
A blend of oils will be mixed prescriptively for each client using information gleaned during the initial consultation and then usually applied in a relaxed pampering massage. Essential oils can also be utilised, with great effect, for muscular problems and injuries and so an alternative style of massage may be utilised – the treatment will always be adapted to the individual – Great results as well as smelling good!