What is Aromatherapy Massage?
Aromatherapy massage is often chosen to be a more relaxing massage. However as I use traditional Swedish massage techniques these can be adapted to be relaxing, or energising and stress relieving with all the benefits of a personal blend of essential oils added into the carrier oil.
An aromatherapy massage works on the physical aspect of the body by manipulating different muscles. It also has an effect on a psychological level too, as the smell of the oils enters the limbic system via the nose our emotions and autonomic and central nervous systems are affected.
The properties that the essential oils possess have even more of an effect once the very small molecules are absorbed through the skin. They affect all systems of the body: emotional, cardiovascular, digestive, immunological, respiratory, lymphatic, urinary, reproductive, dermatological, muscular and skeletal. Essential oils are extracted from raw materials such as flowers, leaves, herbs, fruit, peel, berries, bark, resin, wood, seeds, roots, grasses.
Benefits of aromatherapy massage include:
- Reduce muscular aches and pain
- Release muscle tension & stiffness; loosen tendons & ligaments
- Increase muscle tone
- Improve mobility & flexibility
- Increase circulation
- Increase lymphatic flow and removal of & toxins
- Aid digestion & breathing – conditions such as IBS, bloating, nasal & respiratory conditions
Pre Treatment Advice
During your initial appointment a detailed history about your health, lifestyle, emotional well-being, medication and current problem will be taken. This is necessary for me to be able to provide you with a safe, personalised and holistic treatment. All information will be treated confidentially.