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Aromatherapy Massage

 

£10.00 OFF !  All Professional Massage Treatments during 2016/17* Full Hour Massage now from only £42.00 was previously  £50.00

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What is Aromatherapy Massage?

Aromatherapy massage at the Welwyn and Hatfield Practice is a  truely holistic therapy. Combining essential oils with a gentle specialised massage technique, which will help relax  your body and spirit and restore a sense of “well being.”

Holistic Aromatherapy is a therapeutic treatment which looks at the individual’s physical, psychological and spiritual well being rather than just the symptoms of an illness. The oils are carefully chosen and work directly on the chemistry of the body by being absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream. Essential oils are potent extracts that contain the substances that give plants their unique smell and medicinal properties. They are produced by tiny glands in the petals, leaves, stems, bark and wood of many plants and trees. In nature, the oils are released slowly, many have their own specific natural purpose. The natural product is either heated or crushed, their oil glands burst, releasing the plant’s  oils which we sense as a strong aroma.

It isn’t known exactly when or where the art of aromatherapy began. It is thought that Chinese knowledge of medicinal oils may have reached the west by way of the Egyptians, Greeks and Roman. The first recorded use of plants in Britain was in the 13th century  (we were a little behind in those days!)  from then on, manufacture increased and the essential oils became widely used as  antiseptics and medicines.

How are the Aromatherapy Massage oils applied?

Pressure points are gently stimulated usually by flowing  massage helping to free the flow of energy within the body, thereby helping it return to homeostasis (balance). Aromatherapy stimulates the lymphatic system into action. This amazing system is a very important part of  your  immune response and drains harmful toxins from our body back to the liver to be eliminated from our body. The lymphatic system is full of  specialised immune cells which fight harmful bacteria when the body is fighting illness.

Essential massage oils are carefully selected and blended to your individual needs. These oils have excellent therapeutic properties when absorbed through the skin into the bloodsteam or via the respiratory system. The scent will influence your mood leaving you invigorated and stress free. Aromatherapy massage will comfort and relax you, and the individual properties of the oils will work their prescribed effects on your bodily systems.

Essential oils can also be inhaled, using an oil burner or breathing in an infusion and can also be very beneficial when added to baths leaving you feeling wonderful.

What Will Aromatherapy Massage Do For Me?

  • Relaxes, eases anxiety and improves sleep.
  • It can help relieve anxiety, stress and depression.
  • It stimulates the skin and boosts the immune system.
  • It reduce pain perception.
  • It aids digestion and can help with digestive discomfort.

Aromatherapy is safe for babies and can be adapted for pregnant women to relax and gently relieve pain.

Massaging babies can be very beneficial in many ways. It supports their physical and emotional health leaving them happy and  relaxed. Thats got to be a good thing!

May also help with:

  • Aches and pains
  • Arthritis
  • Period pains and problems
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Sinusitis
  • Depression
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Skin complaints such as psoriasis and eczema
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Colic and digestive problems