Aromatherapy Massage is an effective combination of two ancient forms of healing - the power of nature's aromatic plants and the comforting reassurance of deep, remedial, therapeutic massage.
Aromatherapy can be defined as the ancient art and science of blending naturally extracted essential oils from aromatic plants, to balance, harmonise and promote the health of body, mind and spirit. Essential oils can only be extracted from aromatic plants, including flowers, leaves, roots, resins, seeds and fruit, with each essential oil having its own unique healing properties.
When several essential oils are combined, it is referred to as a synergistic blend. In other words, the combined use of the oils produces a greater beneficial effect than just one oil used alone. Every blend of oils is completely bespoke and unique for each individual client's needs at the time of treatment. When used in combination with a nourishing carrier oil, such as Sweet Almond, the essential oils are massaged into the skin and the aroma is simultaneously inhaled.
A more balanced and healthy lifestyle
Aromatherapy aims to enhance well-being, relieve stress and help in the rejuvenation and regeneration of the human body and, when combined with massage, it helps ease body stress, muscle aches and potentially aids sleep. Essential oils have the unique ability of working not just on physical conditions when used with massage, but they can also have a positive effect on emotional wellbeing. Aromatherapy can provide a relaxing and calming effect for those suffering with mental health problems, dementia and those receiving palliative care. As a result, it is also used in a variety of settings, including hospitals and hospices. For information on clinical trials supporting the various claims made about Aromatherapy and Massage, please click here to view a small selection.
In a typical Aromatherapy session, the Aromatherapist will ask questions about previous medical history, general health, wellbeing and lifestyle. This helps the practitioner to choose and blend the safest and most appropriate essential oils for the individual. The oils may be applied in combination with massage or the Aromatherapist may suggest other methods of application.
Encourages a state of relaxation and wellbeing
In summary, Aromatherapy Massage is one of the most popular forms of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). It promotes health and may help alleviate a variety of minor medical conditions. As a complementary therapy, it is widely accepted by orthodox and complementary practitioners as one of the most comprehensive natural therapies.
If you would like to see research papers for trials into the efficacy of Aromatherapy, please click here, where we have listed links to trial papers under the headings of various conditions.
If you would like to know more about the specific benefits of this holistic therapy, then please feel free to contact the Clinic and discuss your health issues in complete confidence.