Aromatherapy is a gentle but extremely therapeutic form of therapy, extending much further than just massage alone. This practice combines various massage techniques, focussing on pressure points with the use of essential oils.
The term ‘Aromatherapy’ is derived from the two Greek words ‘Aroma’ meaning ‘Spice’ and ‘Therapy’ which means ‘Healing’.
The massage itself soothes and stimulates the muscles of the body, boosts circulation and opens up the pores of the skin, encouraging the absorption of the essential oils into the body throughout the treatment.
Essential oils can work with the body and mind in a variety of ways, helping to calm and settle, or to uplift or invigorate.
There are over 100 types of essential oils, all extracted from natural sources such as herbs, plants and grasses. Therefore, an Aromatherapy treatment can be adapted to suit the needs and desired outcome of client. There are oils suitable for all skin types and the essences help to improve the quality and texture of the surface of the skin. The fast absorption of the oils into the body gently allows them into bloodstream, having an overall holistic effect on the nervous system.
Aromatherapy is a very popular and traditional form of holistic therapy, and is effective for the treatment of various physical, psychological, nervous and skin disorders.