Aromatherapy is the use of plant essential oils for therapeutic purposes. Essential oils have been used in fragrances, flavourings and medicines for thousands of years. Each oil has its own special therapeutic properties, and can be used or applied in a variety of ways, including:
- Body massage, with the oils blended in a carrier oil or cream (this is perhaps the most popular application of aromatherapy);
- By adding a few drops to warm bath water (ideally diluted first);
- Through steam inhalation or vaporisers;
- In creams and lotions for individual use;
- In compresses.
- Aroma stick
Essential oils, which are highly aromatic, are readily absorbed into the body via the skin and lungs, and are believed to affect the body on all levels – physically, mentally and even emotionally/spiritually. When combined with massage, which helps to soothe away muscular tension and improve circulation, an aromatherapy treatment can be either deeply relaxing or uplifting, depending on the oils and massage techniques used by the therapist.
Aromatherapy is used for a variety of reasons. Some use it to help them manage or cope with specific physical, mental or emotional problems, while others use it as means of relaxation, or to help maintain good health and a sense of general well-being.
You shouldn’t substitute aromatherapy for your regular medical treatment. However, for some conditions, research shows that aromatherapy with some essential oils can have health benefits. These benefits include:
- Lavender oil: Many people find the aroma of lavender oil relaxing. It has been used for relieving anxiety, stress and having good sleep. Some studies have suggested that aromatherapy with lavender oil may benefit people with
- Knee osteoarthritis by reducing joint pain.
- Dementia by improving their quality of life.
- Tea tree oil: Because of its antimicrobial activity, this essential oil is a common ingredient in most skincare products for acne. It also seems to work on relieving fungal infections such as athlete’s foot and insect bites.
- Peppermint oil: Based on some evidence, peppermint oil can be used for irritable bowel syndrome. It is also widely used in treating dental problems such as dental caries. You can also try applying the oil to your head for relieving your headaches.
- Lemongrass oil: It is a known ingredient for cleaning purposes at homes. Apart from its mood-boosting aroma, lemongrass oil is suggested to be used as an effective remedy against candida, It is also used to reduce anxiety and get a good night sleep.
After a consultation I offer aromatherapy massage, reflexology even Indian Head Massage with bespoke blends tailored to meet you unique individual needs
In partnership we can develop blends for specific conditions such as bath oils, inhalers, shampoo even moisture creams