Aromatherapy Massage uses a massage oil blended with essential oils which each have their own therapeutic properties which are selected to address particular issues.
How does Aromatherapy Massage work?
The nostrils are attached to a part of the brain called the limbic system. The limbic system controls emotions and influences the nervous system and hormones. When you inhale essential oil molecules, messages are transmitted to the limbic system and affect heart rate, stress level, blood pressure, breathing, memory, digestion, and the immune system.
Essential oils are also believed to be absorbed through the skin.
Each essential oil has different healing properties. Some have a calming effect while others energize. Here are some widely used essential oils and their properties:
Calming – chamomile, lavender, geranium
Uplifting – ylang ylang, clary sage, rose, neroli
Energizing – rosemary
Cleansing – rosemary
Decongesting – eucalyptus, pine, tea tree
What happens in a session?
After the consultation, one or more essential oils are selected based on what you need and are mixed in with the massage oil or lotion.
The subtle aroma of the essential oils fill the air around you during the massage.
After the massage, the massage therapist may suggest a blend that you can use at home in between massage treatments.
How can Aromatherapy Massage help?
Aromatherapy massage is particularly suited to conditions involving stress or improving emotionally-related conditions including:
- stress & anxiety
- headaches & migraines
- digestive disorders
- premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
Further information & pricing:
Aromatherapy Deep Tissue/Sports – helping with recovery from injury or over-used muscles, or to prevent injury
Aromatherapy Lymphatic Drainage – deeply relaxing, using acupressure points to aid detox/reduce fluid retention
Pregnancy Aromatherapy – safe oils to soothe aching muscles and reduce stretchmarks and swollen ankles
Aromatherapy Head Massage – effective tension release of the neck and scalp
Aromatherapy Face Massage – using techniques to tone, lift, release tension and relieve sinusitis
Aromatherapy Hand Massage – very relaxing, soothing arthritic hands, stimulating blood circulation
Aromatherapy Foot Massage – deeply relaxing, stimulating circulation and healing
Above treatments or “Pick and Mix” – 1 hour (£55)
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Kate is available for appointments at The Wellbeing Centre on Saturdays. Booking is available online (see below).
Alternatively, you can contact The Wellbeing Centre Reception Team on 01635 552874 to make your booking. The Reception is available to take drop-in and telephone enquiries weekdays 9:30am – 5:30pm (excluding Bank Holidays) and Saturdays 9:30am – 1pm.