Aromatherapy full body massage £60.00 (approx 1 hour)
Aromatherapy back & shoulder massage £35.00 (30 mins)
Back of body massage £45.00 (40 mins)
Mini back & shoulder massage £20 (15 mins)
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 and there are around 400 different oils extracted from plants all over the world. 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.
What to expect
Before you have an aromatherapy massage, you will be asked various questions about your medical history, general health, diet and lifestyle. This will enable the selection of a small number of essential oils, appropriate to your individual needs, which will then be blended into a carrier oil applied to your skin as part of the massage treatment.
Benefits of aromatherapy
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 by people for a variety of reasons. It can be used to help manage or cope with specific physical, mental or emotional problems, as means of relaxation, or to help maintain good health and a sense of general well-being.
Aromatherapy massage and essential oils are commonly used in hospitals, hospices and other healthcare settings, to help support patients and their carers.
Qualifications: VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Aromatherapy Massage VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Swedish Massage OCN Level 1 in Aromatherapy Massage