Aromatherapy is the controlled use of Essential oils by different methods to enhance the well-being of the mind, body and spirit. It uses pure essences from plants which have a therapeutic effect in preventing problems, treating common ailments and working alongside medical treatment in the healing process.
Essential oils are highly fragrant, volatile and are extracted from flowers, leaves, twigs, bark, roots and fruits of many common plants. The essential oils have many different properties and as research has shown can be stimulants, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, relaxants, calming, soothing and uplifting. Aromatherapy therefore has the ability to affect the emotions, feelings, help bodily symptoms and work psychologically.
This one hour full body treatment begins with a personalized consultation, so I can massage specifically to your needs. Then I perform a bespoke massage sequence to soothe, restore and re-balance both mind and body, working deeply in any area of tension to leave you feeling relaxed and re-energized. The aim and intention of holistic massage is to relax, rejuvenate and nurture.
Warm stone massage
The heat from the stones feels great and is also wholly therapeutic – helping detox the body and relaxing the nervous system. The stones used are smooth, volcanic basalt that retain their heat on the body for as long as possible. Stone Therapy works by using heated or cooled stones on the body to bring a deeply relaxing, deep tissue and cleansing treatment.
Cold stone facial massage
This is a 30 minute treatment that uses cold stones help relieve the congestion of body fluids, they can also be used on the sinuses to help alleviate pressure due to frequent colds or allergies, an effective relief from the symptoms of hay fever and hot flushes. A cold stone massage is very helpful for invigorating the tissues and blood vessels. The stones help penetrate their temperature deeply into the muscles of the person receiving the massage. This results in a fulfilling massage experience.
Head massage (Includes face & shoulders)
This 45 minute treatment relieves tension, headaches and stress with massage to the shoulders, neck, scalp and face. It also stimulates lymphatic drainage, helping to remove toxins and boost the immune system as well as restoring joint mobility and improving circulation. It’s also wonderfully relaxing. I use a scalp tonic spray with essential oils during the treatment which is easily absorbed and works wonders on damaged hair and dry scalp conditions and doesn’t leave the hair greasy and oily.
Natural facelift massage
This facial massage involves flowing techniques which act as a natural facelift as an alternative to surgery, helping you to feel and look younger. At the pace we live our lives, we all have tension that builds up in our scalp, face, neck and shoulder muscles and many of us would love to release these tension hotspots, reduce wrinkles and take much needed time out for ourselves. So, it’s not surprising that this is such a popular and much sought-after treatment. Full benefits are seen with a course of six treatments. Weekly facial exercises will also be given.
Relieve that lower back pain and those aching legs, improve your circulation, boost your immune system and increase the lymphatic drainage which helps reduce hand and foot swelling. It also assists in removing toxins from the body and promotes healthier skin. Many mums to be have benefited from the relief of aches and pains, as well as experiencing total relaxation and the de-stressing qualities from this treatment.
Cupping is thought to be the best form of deep tissue massage available and is a method which is safe and reliable for most people. It has been found that cupping affects the body’s tissue up to four inches deep; this causes the tissue to release toxins, clears blockages in the colon, activates the lymphatic system and helps to clear the veins and arteries.Cupping is now firmly establishing itself as part of clinical care within areas of the NHS. It is primarily used to treat many musculo-skeletal conditions, which makes it a perfect treatment. It uses heat and/or suction to draw waste and toxins from deep tissue, which can relieve pain and make the accompanying massage much more effective. Results can be quick and amazing, especially in areas of deep chronic tension.
Energising foot massage
This Foot Massage consists of working on the feet and lower legs, and is performed with the hands and with a foot stick. The treatment is both relaxing and invigorating, and has the aim of balancing the body and encouraging good health. I will use my hands, fingers and a stick to stimulate lymph drainage, release of muscle tension in the legs and encouraging the body’s natural healing processes. This foot massage can help you feel calm & relaxed and improve flexibility.
Swiss reflex aromatherapy massage
The foot swiss reflex massage is a unique and powerful treatment using a custom-prepared blend of essential oils combined with massage and the non-invasive techniques of reflexology. Your “unique blend” of oils is combined with a cream to use during this very effective treatment. It works on the basis that parts of the feet (reflexes) correspond to different systems of the body and by working on these reflexes, the body is stimulated to function more effectively, restoring it to harmony and balance This is a deeply relaxing foot treatment which helps to bring about a sense of calm and well-being throughout the whole body. It is excellent in treating stress, fatigue, depression, aches and pains and other common problems and is also a wonderful treatment for expectant mothers.