Essential oils are extracted from fragrant, aromatic plants (think ‘aroma’) and used in aromatherapy in various ways, from massage oils to relaxing baths, room sprays, candles or pillow sprays. Aromatherapy is a complementary therapy using around 400 different essential oils to naturally balance, stimulate and restore the body and mind.
Each essence has a unique chemical composition and aromatherapists value them for distinct properties and effects on the mind and body. You may well have used various essential oils yourself: lavender for relaxation perhaps, frankincense for calm and as a skin rejuvenator, rose for its sublime uplifting scent and skin healing properties, tea tree or eucalyptus to clear away a cold… the list goes on and on!
At Reflexation Therapy I love working with essential oils and you’ll get to know my favourites if you see me for a few treatments! I definitely couldn’t be without frankincense, rose, neroli, peppermint, lavender, vetiver or fennel…
Find out more about Aromatherapy here.
“Essential oils, which are highly aromatic, are readily absorbed into the body via the skin and lungs, and are believed to affect the body on all levels – physically, mentally and even emotionally/spiritually.”The Federation of Holistic Therapists
At Reflexation Therapy I enjoy making my own tailored blends of essential oils, especially for you. You can experience these blends in an Aromatherapy Massage treatment or have a blend of essential oils made for you to enjoy at home.
Before an Aromatherapy Massage treatment I’ll listen in and make a blend to help you get the most out of your aromatherapy experience on that particular day. Alternatively, you can book a phone or online consultation where I can listen in to your wider needs and design a tailored blend of essential oils (under clinical conditions) to send out to you by post or local delivery.
Ordering your own unique essential oil blend is a restorative, low cost way to nurture your mind and body while face to face therapy treatments such as Aromatherapy Massage are on hold during social distancing.
Contact me for a consultation to discuss your needs and I’ll design an Essential Oil Blend just for you.
Costs: £5 for a £50ml bottle, £8 for 100ml bottle, excluding postage costs if applicable.
Reflexation Therapy offers specialised Aromatherapy Massage treatments, using a blend of essential oils tailored to your specific mind-body needs as well as your skin type.
Aromatherapy Massage is a deeply relaxing and restoring form of massage that focuses on flowing movements to relax the nerves, boost circulation and encourage lymphatic flow (vital to a healthy immune system and general circulation).
Find out more about Aromatherapy Massage treatments.