What Is Aromatherapy?

Although many people think of aromatherapy as a lovely massage with some aromatic oils, there is so much more to it than just this. This ancient healing therapy aims to relieve stress and tension, and promote physical and psychological wellbeing, either by application to the body, or inhalation of, volatile plant oils, known as essential oils.

Essential oils are powerful substances; they each have their own unique combination of chemical constituents and therapeutic properties which act on the various bodily systems, i.e., digestive, nervous, muscular, circulatory, lymphatic, endocrine, etc. An essential oil can have several therapeutic properties; some have powerful antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-fungal, or antibacterial properties while other oils have a natural painkilling action.

I only use 100% pure, natural Essential Oils in my treatments and products. All my oils are of the finest quality and have been independently and extensively tested.

Clinical Aromatherapy training delves deeper into the oils and how they are made-up, their chemical components and therapeutic properties, and how they interact with other essential oils when they are blended. This is particularly important because when blended, essential oils can have a therapeutic effect which is greater than their individual parts, for this reason, blending should only be carried out by a suitably qualified and skilled therapist.

Aromatherapy can help with a wide range of physical and psychological symptoms; it is also an amazing therapy for improving mood and general wellbeing.

How does Aromatherapy work?

When we inhale an essential oil, we are also inhaling its unique chemical profile, which has the power to affect both our physical and emotional wellbeing. How it does this is not yet fully understood but research has proven that inhaling particular oils can have an effect on, for example, our blood pressure or hormones.

When applied to the skin, the molecules in the oils penetrate the top layer of the skin (the epidermis) and travel through the deeper level (dermis), they then reach the blood vessels, from where they circulate throughout the body.

Do I have to be massaged?

No, by completing an in-depth consultation, this will enable me to create a product, or range of products for you, for your own use at home or for use on-the-go. During the consultation I will take a record of any medications you may be taking; this is important because some essential oils can react with certain pharmaceutical medications.

The products I create for you could be an inhaler for use when you feel you are in stressful or challenging situations, it could be a cream, balm, ointment, rollerball, facial spritz, diffuser blend or bath, shower, or skincare products.

Please note that it is not always possible to leave your appointment with the products you have chosen, this is normally because of the time required to make it or because certain ingredients or packaging is required which may sometimes need ordering. When this happens, the product/s can be delivered locally, posted out to you, or can be collected by you at a mutually agreed time.

Please note: certain medical conditions could require the consent of your GP before a treatment. Please let me know when making your booking if you are currently undergoing nay medical treatment or investigations.

Complimentary therapies are not a replacement for conventional medicine and should be used alongside it. You should always consult your GP for medical attention should you have any concerns.