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What is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is the term used for practises involving the use of
essential oils. Essential oils could be described as the life force or hormone of a plant due to their highly concentrated and essential nature. When we peel an orange, walk through a rose garden or rub a sprig of lavender between our fingers we are aware of the special scent of the plant. It is the essential oil that gives spices and herbs their specific scent and flavour, flowers
and fruit their perfume.


In 1928 a French chemist, Gattefosse discovered by accident the therapeutic
possibilities of essential oils, after treating a severe burn on his hand with lavender. It was found to heal rapidly and helped prevent scarring. Another French doctor and scientist
Dr Jean Valnet used essential oils successfully in the treatment of specific medical and psychiatric disorders, the results of which were published in 1964 as Aromatherapie.


What is Aromatherapy Massage?

An Aromatherapy massage involves the application of essential oils through the medium of massage. A detailed consultation will assess your needs and the appropriate essential oils blended for treatment.


What are the benefits?

Aromatherapy massage has profound effects on physical health. Massage boosts the circulation, aids digestion, relaxes the muscles and by stimulating the body’s lymphatic system, speeds up the removal of toxins from the body. At the same time the feelings of wellbeing trigger the release of endorphins – the body’s pain relieving hormones. These physical and physiological benefits of receiving a massage with the use of essential oils can help rebalance, revitalize and relax.