Aromatherapy 60 mins - £60

A gentle and soothing massage.

Massage is an ideal way of releasing tension in the body, which can cause discomfort and pain. It stimulates the immune system, dispersing toxins and improving general circulation, creating a general sense of well-being. By inducing a state of relaxation it can help to clear the mind and is therefore particularly appropriate for treating patients suffering from anxiety and stress. A combination of carrier and essential oils are chosen and blended especially to meet your personal needs.

Essential oils are natural substances extracted from flowers, herbs, shrubs, trees, resins and spices and contain the highly concentrated 'essence' of the plant it was derived from. Each oil has its own unique therapeutic properties which when blended together can help to soothe, relax, rejuvenate, heal, energize or relieve pain, thereby affecting the body's physical, psychological and emotional levels. The oils are absorbed into the body via the skin's pores and through inhalation of the aroma. Molecules within the oils enter the bloodstream and from there target the nervous system, thus affecting ones emotional and physical well being.


What are the benefits?

Revitalized energy
Reduces muscle tension
Stimulates the immune system
Improves the circulation
Improves the circulation of lymph and so helps to excrete waste products
Helps to relieve a headache
Helps to relieve constipation
Helps to prevent cold hands and feet
Helps to prevent cramp attacks
Improves sleep
Gives temporary relief of pain
Helps to reduce stress and anxiety
Aids in relaxation
Assists the response of the body to medical treatment
Promotes a sense of well being

Physical Effects of Essential Oils on the Body Systems

Muscular system
Detoxifying oils remove substances such as lactic acid from the area
Oils with rubefaciant properties increase blood flow to the area promoting flexibility and decreasing chances of injury during exercise
Analgesic effects aid relaxation with tense muscle fibres and tendons

Skeletal system
Anti-inflammatory properties can reduce inflammation around joints
Oils with rubefacient properties increase blood flow to the area again
Analgesic effects aid relaxation within ligaments

Regulation by balancing production of sebum
Some oils calm and soothe the skin
Essential oils can improve the rate of protection provided by the skin due to anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-septic and insecticide properties
Skin cell regeneration is improved due to the cytophylactic properties of some oils

Lymphatic system
Stimulates production of white cells increasing strength of the immune system
Diuretic effect helps to increase the lymphatic and tissue circulation preventing oedema
Lymphatic system is stimulated increasing absorption of waste materials from the tissues

Nervous system
Sedative oils calm the central nervous system helping to induce relaxation
Some oils stimulate the nervous system
Tonics have a strengthening effect on the nervous system

Circulatory system
Reduce blood pressure
Increase blood pressure
Sedative effect reduces palpitations
Increase circulation
Vasoconstriction – reducing the diameter of capillaries

Psychological Effects of Essential Oils

There are many psychological effects of essential oils, these are just a few examples:
Anger, anxiety, bereavement, claustrophobia, depression, exhaustion, fear, frustration, grief, guilt, hysteria, impatience, indecision, insecurity, insomnia, irritability, jealousy, loneliness, mood swings, poor memory, negativity, panic, regret, restlessness, sadness, self confidence, shock, stress, tantrums, worry.