Aromatherapy what is it and how can it help?

What is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts (essential oils and other aromatic plant compounds) to promote health and well-being.

Aromatherapy can be beneficial to body, mind and spirit, enhancing both physical and emotional health.

Plant oils have been used therapeutically for thousands of years. Some essential oils work through skin absorption and others work when we breathe them in. When inhaled, the oils stimulate smell receptors in the nose, which then send messages through the nervous system, to the part of the brain that controls our emotions. The essential oils used in aromatherapy have been found to be helpful with many issues, and so often the root of the issues can be traced back to stress and associated emotions.

An aromatherapy massage provides us with time to relax, unwind, and let go of the daily stresses, something we often forget to do. Taking time out to de-stress and relax is essential for restoring balance and promoting healing. Instilling some peace and calm in the busy world in which we find ourselves operating today.


What can you expect from a treatment session?

Before coming for a treatment, it is advisable to have a light meal only, and to avoid alcohol completely on the day of your appointment. At your first appointment, a full consultation will take place prior to the aromatherapy massage treatment, or prior to an individual blend. The aim of this is to assess your general health and wellbeing, and look at your lifestyle and medical history. All information is treated in absolute confidence. Essential oils are then chosen and blended for you personally, based on the information given and bearing in mind any likes/dislikes you may have. A treatment programme will be discussed and recommended for you at the first appointment, with bespoke products blended, if required, for continued use at home.

Some examples of treatments are: 

  • Head, neck and shoulders aromatherapy massage — great for those stuck at a desk or behind the wheel for long periods, or for those who hold tension in their neck and shoulders.

  • Aromatherapy leg massage — great for those who get general aches and pains in their legs, fluid retention, or cool and cold extremities.

  • Holistic aromatherapy facial massage — great for tension release, as well as acne, eczema and sensitive skin.

What can Aromatherapy help with?

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and other gut issues

  • Tension headaches and migraines

  • Muscular aches and pains

  • Insomnia

  • Nervous tension/anxiety

  • Depression

  • Stress

  • Eczema, acne, dermatitis and other skin conditions

  • Much, much more!

To find out more about Aromatherapy services or to arrange a consultation, please follow the link below:

Our Aromatherapist