Treasures of Nature

Aromatherapy

What is Aromatherapy?

Lavendula Angustifolia - A common & highly versatile essential oil

Lavendula Angustifolia – A common & highly versatile essential oil

Aromatherapy is the use of essences captured from the heart of plants, herbs, seeds, nuts, trees, bark, berries and fruits. These powerful essences known as “essential oils” are chosen for their therapeutic effects on the mind, body and spirit. Aromatherapy is much more than just a beautiful, scented massage.

Borago Officinalis

“Borago Officinalis” has many healing properties

The great healing qualities of essential oils penetrate the deep layers of the skin. This helps the body to heal in many ways. Essential oils also work with part of the brain known as the Limbic System. This is a part of our brain which controls emotion, thoughts, memories and our natural body rhythms like heartbeat, blood pressure etc. By inhaling the essential oils, problems such as anxiety, depression, low mood etc can be eased. This can help the mind, body and spirit find balance and harmony. A healthy body encourages a healthy mind and vice versa. With Aromatherapy, the whole body is treated. Essential oils are chosen specifically for your health and well-being. Aromatherapy can be used in many ways for example in massage, bathing, compresses and inhalation.

How Aromatherapy can help you…

On a psychological scale, therapeutic effects of essential oils can be deeply relaxing or stimulating. Aromatherapy can be a very effective treatment for balancing emotions and reducing stress. It can also help the physical problems that stress can cause. Symptoms of stress include high blood pressure, palpitations, insomnia and aches and pains. There are many different symptoms as a result of ongoing stress. Aromatherapy can work with your body to help you cope better with stress factors, enabling better health all round.

Mind, Body and Spirit become balanced

Mind, Body and Spirit become balanced

In contrast, on a physiological scale, Aromatherapy can work with different systems of the body. This could be the Reproductive System or Immune System for example. This can help you if you suffer with period problems, hormonal problems, infertility or if you suffer with ongoing colds and infections. Essential oils have a chemical constituency very similar to hormones secreted by the body. This means that the use of essential oils work with your mind and body and not against it!

Aromatherapy can be a very helpful preventative against illness and disease.

Benefits for you…
  • Helpful for all stress related problems
  • Relaxes the mind and body
  • Encourages a more efficient immune system
  • Promotes a sense of well-being and acts as a preventative against illness
  • Eases muscular tension and helps improve joint mobility
  • Cleanses the body as toxins and stagnant energy are released
  • Improves circulation, reducing water retention and helping cellulite
  • Balances the entire mind, body and spirit allowing healing to occur
  • Rejuvenating to skin and helps problems such as eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis
  • Balances hormones helping reproductive problems, menopausal problems etc
  • Aromatherapy is a natural and safe approach working with your body and not against it
What to expect…
Aromatherapy reduces stress and works with the mind, body and spirit to rebalance

Aromatherapy treatment couch

We will begin by taking details of your Medical History and areas within your life which you feel you need help or support with. This can be emotional or physical, long term problems or short term. Everyone is unique and your Aromatherapy treatment will reflect your needs and work with you. Aromatherapy massage requires you to remove jewellery and clothing except underpants. If your hair is long, you may need to tie it back. Modesty towels will be placed over your body, keeping  you warm and comfortable. Please try to keep makeup to a minimum if you are wanting to include a facial massage. This is so the essential oils can easily penetrate the layers of the skin.

I advise you to refrain from showering, bathing and swimming for the first 8 hours after your Aromatherapy massage. This is to allow the therapeutic effects of the essential oils to work effectively with your body. At the end of you Aromatherapy treatment, water is offered to encourage the healing process and re-hydrate your body.

I can bottle your specific aromatherapy blend to take home, if you wish. Organic lotions, creams and bathing products are also available on request to compliment your therapy.

Organic creams and prescriptive blends

Organic creams and prescriptive blends

Your treatment uses Neal’s Yard Essential oils  The oils are organic where possible and are of the highest quality. This ensures you gain maximum benefit from the beautiful qualities each essential oil gives you.