What are Holistic Aromatherapy & Essential Oils?

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils for therapeutic purposes. Aromatic plants and oils have been used for thousands of years, as incense, perfumes, medicine, cosmetics and foods.

Essential oils are fragrant substances extracted from flowers, leaves, seeds, roots, woods, barks, stems, fruits and herbs. Each essential oil contains the active ingredient of a plant in highly concentrated form and has distinct therapeutic properties, such as analgesic, antiseptic, antidepressant, etc. They offer their essences to ease the stresses and strains of modern living.

Holistic aromatherapy aims to improve the clients physical health, their state of mind and emotional self. It is an effective and deeply effective therapy. The client is viewed as a whole person. Their lifestyle and habits are taken into consideration and appropriate advice is given where necessary. The therapist aims to help restore the balance within the body, mind and spirit but the healing will be done by the person him/herself.

How Does Aromatherapy Work?

Aromatherapy massage is particularly flowing and relaxing. Touch and essential oils make an excellent combination and can produce powerful effects. In an aromatherapy massage, essential oils are readily absorbed through the skin. They are transported around the body through the bloodstream and influence various systems and organs. The fragrance of essential oils cause odor signals to be passed directly to the limbic system in the brain evoking an immediate emotional or instinctual response. It also has beneficial effects on the nervous system encouraging relaxation and creating a general sense of calm and wellbeing.

Your First Visit

Will begin with a consultation and you will be asked about your general health, medical history and lifestyle. Essential oils are carefully selected and blended depending on individual needs. Treatments are individually designed to focus on clients specific requirements. Once improvements have began it is wise to have a course of regular treatments to maintain health and wellbeing.

Aromatherapy can help alleviate a wide range of conditions including:

Stress and stress related conditions
Muscular aches and pain
Headache and migraine
Low energy
Menstrual problems
Digestive problems
Respiratory problems
Skin Conditions
Water retention