What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is a Holistic Therapy which uses the healing and therapeutic properties of Essential oils which have been extracted from plants to help rebalance. The Aromatherapy oils will be applied to the client through a gentle and relaxing massage, using specific techniques to increase lymphatic drainage, circulation, reduce muscular tension as well as having many other benefits.
The natural benefits of the Aromatherapy oils goes back thousands of years as most Holistic Therapies do, but scientific research into their therapeutic properties only began when accident occurred in the 1920’s. A French chemist called Rene Maurice Gattefosse was experimenting when he quite badly burned his hand, in an attempt to ease the pain he drenched his hand in what he thought at the time was water but instead found that it was a bowl of pure Lavender essential oil. He found that the pain eased quickly, his healing was rapid and also that the scarring was greatly reduced compared to what it should of been, and since then Aromatherapy hasn’t looked back, becoming a very popular therapy to aid a wide variety of ailments and concerns such as muscular tension and stress.
An Aromatherapist administrates the essential oils mainly through massage techniques, allowing the client to inhale the aroma and for the blood to absorb the healing properties. Essential oils can also be used in the form of a compress, inhalation or immersion depending on the clients requirements for the treatment.
- 30 min for a back massage, expect to be in the practice for 1 hour
- 90 min full aroma, expect to be in the practice for 2 hours
- 30 mins – £25
- 60 mins – £35
- 90 mins – £50
- Muscular Tension
- Lymphatic drainage
- Stimulates toxin release
- Digestive disorders
- Menstrual problems