What is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is an ancient healing art using certain therapeutic oils massaged into the body.

Aromatherapy can help relax, revitalise, uplift or aid the body and spirit depending on which essential oil is used. It is a natural aid, working holistically through mind, body and spirit in maintaining the body’s well-being and sense of balance.

The aroma of the oils, together with the gentle strokes of massage, ensures that an Aromatherapy treatment is a beneficial and enjoyable experience. The oils penetrate the skin and are absorbed into our body’s bloodstream working internally. The aroma created is believed to be quickest beneficial method of having an immediate effect on the brain, thus releasing the desired hormones. Essential oils are very toxic and must be treated with the utmost respect. Never take them internally and there is no need to use copious amount, less is always more.

What conditions does Aromatherapy treat?

Aromatherapy has been used for a wide range of illness, such as:

  • Arthritic and Skeletal problems
  • Aches and Pains
  • Skin complaints such as Eczema
  • PMT
  • Period Pains
  • Digestive problems
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Migraine and Headaches

What happens during and after a typical Aromatherapy session?

Aromatherapy is virtually free from side effects, feeling thirsty or experiencing more visits to the toilet is the body’s and nature’s way of releasing toxins within the body. Drinking plenty of water after a treatment helps. Aromatherapy is suitable for all ages. If you are pregnant, suffer from epilepsy or high blood pressure you should consult only a qualified therapist.