AROMATHERAPY (Ladies only) - What it is... What it treats... What to expect at a session.
What is it?
The present day practice of Aromatherapy Massage has developed over time: Massage as a beneficial therapy dates back over 3000 years within Chinese and Indian cultures and over 2000 years within Greek and Roman cultures. The modern day practice of combining the art of massage with the use of essential oils is a trend which developed, in part, as a result of the work of a French chemist in the 1920s who discovered the many medicinal properties of the essential oils obtained from the roots, bark, stalk, leaves fruit and flowers of plants and trees. Thus, Aromatherapy Massage is a combination of the healing power of touch with the beneficial effects of essential oils, used to bring about healing on all levels.
What does it treat?
Aromatherapy Massage can be useful in the treatment of many problems and has traditionally been used to help with the treatment of: anxiety, arthritis, cellulite, circulation problems, fatigue, hayfever, headaches, indigestion, menopause, migraine, muscular aches, PMS, rheumatism, sciatica, stress and tension. It is a very relaxing therapy and very useful for purely maintaining well-being where no obvious problem exists.
What to expect at a session
The session is carried out with the client lying in a quiet room on a massage bed. Soft music may be played. The client may be semi-clothed, depending on the type of massage being carried out: full-body, back etc. but the modesty of the client is preserved at all times. The therapist selects the appropriate aromatherapy oils, depending on the reason for the visit, mixes these with a carrier oil and then uses this mixture to massage the body. Sessions last up to an hour. At the end of the session the client is left for a short while in order to gradually 're-awaken' and re-dress.