Beautiful Sole Reflexology offers aromatherapy - image of copper pot containing pestle and rosemary on a black background

What is aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is a form of natural healing using the power of plants using the ‘aromas’ as a ‘therapy’. Aromatherapy can be used to treat specific conditions such as muscle pain, IBS, eczema etc. and can also be used to help with emotional or mental issues such as anxiety and depression.

A favourite saying amongst aromatherapists is ‘There’s an oil for that!’ basically meaning that whatever the issue is, nature has provided us with a plant which can treat it.

What to expect from your aromatherapy treatment

I offer 2 types of aromatherapy sessions:

  • Aromatherapy massage
  • Essential oils consultation

Aromatherapy Massage

When you arrive for your appointment we will look at whether there are any specific areas you would like to focus on either physically, mentally or emotionally or whether it is just to switch off and unwind, we will then select the essential oils which will best work for you and these are what will be used during your massage.

For aromatherapy massage, you will need to remove certain clothing items depending on the type of massage but you will remain discreetly covered throughout the treatment with only the area I am working on being exposed.

Back, neck and shoulder aromatherapy massage -30 minutes
Full body aromatherapy massage – 60 minutes

Essential oils consultation

A 30-minute treatment which can be combined with either massage or reflexology. We will sit down together and have an in-depth discussion about your needs and goals for your own wellbeing.

I will take a full medical history to ensure we have the most complete picture of you and your health. We will then look at which oils you will need and how you will need to use them – essential oils can be applied with massage, in baths, steam vaporisers, as a topical cream or a personal nasal inhaler stick.

We will work together to find what is best for you. If we are also adding this to a massage or reflexology treatment then the blend of oils can be used during your first treatment to really kickstart your wellbeing journey.

Benefits of Aromatherapy

Some of the benefits of this wonderful therapy are:

  • Can help improve joint mobility
  • Encourages a feeling of wellbeing
  • Can relieve physical and emotional stress
  • Promotes deep relaxation
  • Improved circulation assists in the removal of toxins
  • Improves Lymphatic Drainage encouraging the removal of waste products
  • Relieves mental and physical strain and improves concentration
  • Helps headaches, insomnia, bruxism, eyestrain
  • Relieves Sinus congestion
  • Can support clients to feel calm
  • Improves Mood and alertness
  • Eases muscular aches and pains
  • Can help with getting better sleep

The list is endless!