Essential oils derived from plants are said to have different therapeutic properties. Some are calming others stimulating and uplifting. Such oils have been used for healing and relaxation by many cultures for thousands of years. Plant roots, flowers, leaves and stalks (even trees in some instances) are processed to extract the oils. Distillation is the most common method of extraction, whereby the plant is boiled or steamed until the oil vaporises.
How does it work?
Molecules in the scents released by the oils are absorbed into the bloodstream either through the skin during massage or by inhalation through the nose and lungs. These pass to the olfactory centres in the brain where they are thought to act on the hypothalamus, the part of the brain that influences mood and the hormonal system.
As a Clinical Aromatherapist, I choose essential oils for their chemical properties which will aid the relief of your symptoms.
These properties may have an:
- decongestant effect
The essential oil blend is made for your specific requirements, whether it is for physical, emotional or psychological issues and is tailored for your skin type and presenting conditions.
What does the treatment involve?
Whilst laying on the couch, the essential oil blend is mixed to suit your needs, mood and symptoms. The full body Aromatherapy massage includes advanced massage techniques and also incorporates the head and a mini facial.