Can Aromatherapy help me?
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils for the treatment of a variety of conditions and symptoms which can improve overall physical and emotional well-being.
Essential oils are natural oils that have been extracted from plants (flowers, leaves, barks, resins and roots) They have powerful therapeutic properties that can help to prevent illness and improve health.
Increasing evidence has emerged in recent years proving that aromatherapy works and most importantly how it works!
It has been found to help on many different levels of the being and also to treat a wide range of ailments. Its benefits include:
- Pain relief
- Stress/anxiety relief
- Deep relaxation
- Supports sleep
- Relieves nausea and gastro complaints
- Reduces inflammation
- Treatment of sports injuries
- Heals wounds and skin ailments
- Heals scars
- Focuses the mind / increases concentration
- Strengthening of the body’s natural healing abilities and immune system
- Kills bacteria, fungus and virus (including MRSA)
What is Aromatherapy?
The art of Aromatherapy dates back over 1000 years. The Egyptians are believed to be the first to distill oils from plants for their therapeutic properties, rituals and perfume. The use of plants and herbs however have been used for incense, medicine and perfume for thousands of years.
Essential oils can either be applied to the skin or inhaled through the respiratory system.
The oils absorbed through the skin or inhaled through the lungs find their way into the blood system and are dispersed through the body where their chemical compounds begin to work therapeutically.
What can I expect from my first Aromatherapy appointment?
Your practitioner will begin by taking a detailed consultation ensuring full understanding. This usually takes around 30 minutes. Only on completion of this history, with all the facts, will the practitioner suggest a treatment plan for you.
They will choose a range of oils based on your needs and blend a unique oil blend for you.
If your treatment is massage based your therapist will blend essential oils with a vegetable oil to use during the massage. Oils and creams or inhaler sticks can be blended for home use.
How many Aromatherapy treatments will I need?
The number of treatments varies from client to client. As with any case, it is important to have a consultation before a treatment plan is suggested for your personal situation.