YOUR AROMATHERAPY TREATMENT
The first session starts with a consultation in which you are fully involved, to find a blend of essential oils and a treatment approach that is unique to your individual needs, including the emotional, spiritual, mental as well as physical aspects of your health, because they are so interrelated.
You are welcome to come to meet me for a free consultation before deciding whether to come for aromatherapy treatment.
A full body massage takes about 70 minutes using a variety of massage strokes and techniques. Beautiful relaxing music completes the sensory experience.
The full body massage includes a head massage, back and front of the body, as well as feet and hands, although shorter massages in any combination are possible, according to your wishes and needs. You will be treated with empathy, confidentiality and care, so that you feel deeply relaxed and truly cared for during your session.
Sometimes you will be given a blend of oils to take home and use, for steam inhalation, in the bath, or home massage.
If you have been suffering with a cold or flu symptoms, it may not be appropriate to carry out a massage, as this could result in spreading the infection around the body.
This holistic approach that I use is inherent in the art of blending oils for the individual, and with the involvement of that individual person. Some aromatherapists use ready made blends, or a single oil in their massage, but this is not the legacy left behind by French Aromatherapist Margueritte Maury: she was the first person to discover the benefits of combining the properties of essential oils in vegetable carrier oils, and that by applying them to the body through massage, they enhanced the therapeutic effects of the massage. Furthermore, she realised that because no two people were alike, an individual therapeutic blend would be necessary.
I have often found when working with my clients their surprise, and pleasure, at being involved in the choosing of their blend: it is a part of the therapeutic process, which in itself can bring about an understanding of themselves, and some healing too. Aromatherapy as a holistic approach embraces not only the principles of massage and aromatic blending, though: it also means for me as a therapist, having an understanding of the individual, their way of life, their psychology and spirituality, as well as their presenting physical symptoms.
75 minutes full body massage £40
60 minutes full body massage £35
Whether you choose a 75 minute massage or a 60 minute massage, you will experience the ultimate in deep relaxation: this massage is sublime!
A focused massage, which concentrates on a specific area of the body, which may be causing particular problems: for example, you may prefer a massage of back neck and shoulders, or legs, or head massage
At your first appointment, there will be a consultation in which any medical conditions, medication and emotional, spiritual and physical needs are noted. This is important to ensure that the correct blend of oils is chosen for your needs.
You will be given time after your massage to come round, with a glass of water, or cup of herbal tea, if you prefer, so please make sure you take this into account when booking your massage.