What is aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is the use of certain therapeutic oils that are massaged into the body. An aromatherapist can help someone maintain a healthy life-style and well-being.

Aromatherapy can help relax or uplift depending on the oil used and is a natural aid in maintaining the body’s own sense of balance and well-being, also Lymphatic Drainage to improve circulation and induce deep relaxation. 

In the early 20th Century a French chemist, Rene Maurice Gattefosse accidently discovered the healing power of lavender when he plunged his hand into it after receiving a bad burn in his laboratory, but he healed without any scars forming.. He then went to treat soldiers in the First World War and aromatherapy developed from then.

How does aromatherapy work?

By massage: oils can be absorbed into the body fluids and blood stream to work internally.

By aroma alone: this is to have the quickest beneficial effect as smell has been shown to have an immediate effect on the brain.

By inhalation: to help clear the head.

Clients who are pregnant or suffer with seizures should seek medical consent before having a treatment.

Warning: Aromatherapy oils should not be used neat on the skin or ingested, always contact a qualified aromatherapist.

Your first session with an aromatherapist may take longer because you are asked questions about your medical history, up to 60-90 minutes. Follow up sessions usually last 45-60 minutes.

You will usually benefit from attending an average of six sessions on a weekly basis. Once a condition has been treated many people choose to continue with aromatherapy on a monthly basis to keep the body in good health and prevent any further problems developing.