What is Aromatherapy Massage?
Aromatherapy can be defined as the controlled use of essential oils to maintain and promote physical, psychological and spiritual wellbeing (Mojay 1996). Each essential oil will have a range of therapeutic actions and can, therefore, be indicated for use in many circumstances. The aromatherapy treatment entails one hour full-body massage applying a blend of aromatic essences. This mixture is a unique prescription that should be based on as much information about the client as possible, with the primary aim of restoring balance. In holistic aromatherapy practice, not only the combination of the oils remains important, but the holistic assessment of the patient’s physical, physiological and psychological needs on each occasion (Rhind 2009).
Who delivers Aromatherapy Massage?
Linda Buick, our lead complementary therapist and aromatherapist. Read more about her here.
What are the benefits of the therapy?
- improves circulation locally, enhances the body detoxification process and reduces oedema and fluid retention
- alleviates the symptoms of digestive problems: indigestion, IBS, constipation, colic, flatulence and many digestive problems, which are often stress-related
- alleviates premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and addresses amenorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea, menopause problems
- boosts the immune system
- relieves the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome
- improves skin problems
- relieves stress, minimises tension, anxiety, depression, mental fatigue, insomnia and lethargy
- relieves muscular tension and pain, arthritic and rheumatic conditions
- lessens the pain of headaches, neuralgia and sciatica
- clears catarrhs, sinus congestion, respiratory tract infections, colds and asthma
- addresses urinary system problems