FIRSTLY A GENERALISTAION ABOUT AROMATHERAPY SEE BELOW FURTHER DOWN FOR OUR FULL RANGE OF AROMATHERAPY SERVICES
In brief, aromatherapy is the use of volatile plant oils, including essential oils, for psychological well-being. Although the term aromatherapy was not used until the 20th Century, the foundations of aromatherapy date back thousands of years. The use of essential oils in particular date back nearly one thousand years.
The Chinese may have been one of the first cultures to use aromatic plants for well-being. Their practices involved burning incense to help create harmony and balance.
Later, the Egyptians invented a rudimentary distillation machine that allowed for the crude extraction of cedarwood oil. It is also thought by some that Persia and India may have also invented crude distillation machines, but very little is known.
Oils of cedarwood, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg and myrrh were used by the Egyptians to embalm the dead. When a tomb was opened in the early 20th century, traces of the herbs were discovered with intact portions of the body. The scent, although faint, was still apparent. Although the cedarwood the Egyptians used was distilled by a crude distillation process, the other oils the Egyptians used were most likely infused oils.
The Egyptians also used infused oils and herbal preparations for spiritual, medicinal, fragrant and cosmetic use. It is thought that the Egyptians coined the term perfume, from the Latin per fumum which translates as through the smoke. Egyptian men of the time used fragrance as readily as the women. An interesting method that the men used to fragrance themselves was to place a solid cone of perfume on their heads. It would gradually melt and would cover them in fragrance.
What are Essential Oils?
An essential oil is a liquid that is generally distilled (most frequently by steam or water) from the leaves, stems, flowers, bark, roots, or other elements of a plant. Essential oils, contrary to the use of the word "oil" are not really oily-feeling at all. Most essential oils are clear, but some oils such as patchouli, orange and lemongrass are amber or yellow in colour.
Essential oils contain the true essence of the plant it was derived from. Essential oils are highly concentrated and a little goes a long way.
Essential oils are not the same as perfume or fragrance oils. Where essential oils are derived from the true plants, perfume oils are artificially created fragrances or contain artificial substances and do not offer the therapeutic benefits that essential oils offer. See the What are Fragrance Oils? article for more information on fragrance oils and why they are not used in aromatherapy.
The chemical composition and aroma of essential oils can provide valuable psychological therapeutic benefits. These benefits are usually achieved through methods including inhalation and application of the diluted oil to the skin.
Can aromatherapy cure my major illness or psychological problem?
If you expect or hope that aromatherapy will in itself cure a major illness or actually cure "stress," you will probably be in for a disappointment. But if you expect that aromatherapy can affect your mood, or help alleviate or temporarily eliminate stress or other psychological factors, you may be delighted with the results that you experience.
For example, aromatherapy will not cure serious illness such as cancer or AIDS. Aromatherapy when practiced safely, however, can help enhance a cancer patient's quality of life by enhancing the patient's mood, calming fear and can help ease nausea during chemotherapy treatments. For AIDS patients, aromatherapy can also help enhance the patient's quality of life psychologically and essential oils can help improve one's immune system and thus potentially assist an AIDS patient that way.
Aromatherapy is a complementary alternative health modality. Its current use is not intended to replace standard medical care, but is meant to complement it. Aromatherapy can offer an alternative choice to taking prescription or over-the-counter chemical drugs. Aromatherapy can offer practical benefit for a variety of common ailments or symptoms such as assisting with cuts, wounds, bruises, inflammation, indigestion, acne, skincare, haircare, hygiene, PMS, menstruation, and for providing mental and emotional assistance with such issues as stress, fatigue, anxiety, fear, and the list goes on and on!
Aromatherapy does have valid and extraordinary uses. It can improve one's lifestyle tremendously. But, as with anything in life, sensibility comes into play. Do not fall prey to any claims that aromatherapy can cure major illnesses or can cause miracles to happen. Aromatherapy can be play a beneficial role in assisting with major illnesses, but it cannot be depended upon as a cure for serious issues.
Combining Aromatherapy into your lifestyle to combat every minor or major alignments.
We offer the following self help remedies to go alongside your in-salon treatments.
Freshly custom made:
- Blended oils
- Body lotions
- Facial creams
- Hand and foot creams
- Facial scrubs
- Room sprays
- Refresher oils
- Facial toners
- Bath salts
- Therapeutic joint/muscle remedies in gel, cream or oil form
- Body powder
- Immediate remedy roller balls
- Antiseptic healing salves
- Bath drops
Aromatherapy can treat a wide range of conditions. We can tailor make blends professionally for you in any of the below.
Alertness, lack of
Concentration, lack of
Confidence, lack of
Courage, lack of
Sensitivity, lack of
Will, weakness of
High blood pressure
Low blood pressure
Loss of appetite
Mouthwash (gum strengthener)
Lack of periods
Sterility (in women)
Aches and pains
Lack of tone
Nervous debility (run down)
Nervous tension (anxiety)
Alopecia (hair loss)
Allergy-prone and sensitive
Chapped and cracked skin
Insect bites and stings
Mouth ulcers and thrush (candida)
Oily (open pores)
Rejuvenating and regenerating
For full benefits from Aromatherapy, it is highly recommended that you incorporate as many of the products into your daily lifestyle as possible, and especially between treatments with your therapist.
The products that we provide will be fresh, pure, natural and not containing any harmful chemicals, used widely in cosmetics industry today. There is increasing evidence that preservatives such as parabens are linked to breast cancer and are carcinogenic (cancer causing). Foaming agents such as SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulphate) are irritant as they dissolve the natural oils that the skin produces.
- 75g Individual tailor-made soap bars £3.50
- 10ml Refresher oils - £5.00
- 500g Bath salts - £5.00
- 10ml Immediate remedy roller balls - £5.00
- 50ml Antiseptic healing salves - £5.00
- Bath drops - £5.00
- 100ml Room sprays - £8.00
- 100ml Oil blend suited to skin type - £10.00
- 200g Body powder - £10.00
- 100ml Facial toner - £12.00
- 60ml Hand or foot lotion - £12.00
- 100ml Therapeutic joint/muscle remedies in gel, cream or oil form - £12.00
- 50ml Facial scrubs - £14.00
- 50ml Tailor-made friendly facial cream - £20.00
- 250ml Body lotion - £25.00
All products to be ordered and paid for 48 hours before hand.
Aromatherapy full body to include hands, feet, face & scalp - £45.00 (duration 75- 90 mins)
Aromatherapy half body to include the particular to that half of body - £35.00 (duration 45 mins)
Aromatherapy back, neck & shoulders - £25.00 (30 mins)
Aromatherapy facial - £25.00 (40 mins)
Medicinal Aroma Facial - £25.00 (45 mins)
Designed to suit skin type, a very relaxing and cleansing holistic medicinal facial. We will need to know of any specific conditions and ailments prior to treatment to ensure necessary oils are available and blended suitably.
Aromatherapy Full Body Practise Course. Practitioner Level Diploma, a 4 day workshop with little home study required - £325.00
Our Aromatherapy Massage course will teach you to select, blend and safely use essential oils to suit your clients needs. Once the course has been completed you will be confident in how to conduct a consultation and how to provide a full aromatherapy massage.
The benefits of Aromatherapy Massage are gaining and increasing in popularity, not only within the field of complementary and natural medicines, but also within the orthodox medical and particularly the nursing professions.
Used correctly, essential oils can provide an invaluable aid to relaxation, stress relief, beauty care and to the improvement of health and well-being.
Aromatherapy Massage Training Course Content:
- Safety & contra-indications
- Aromatherapy massage
- Pre-treatment & consultation
- Essential oils
- How essential oils are obtained
- Carrier oils
- Classification of essential oils
- Oils and Pregnancy
- Skin sensitivity
- Major properties of essential oils
- Aromatherapy massage sequence
Please note if you do not have a previous massage or Anatomy and Physiology qualification you will need to study our A&P home study course.
Medicinal Aroma Facial Course
1 Day Fast Track for experienced therapists with an Anatomy & Physiology Diploma £199.00 Includes manual, set of oils & Practitioner Diploma.
4 Day Indepth for no prior qualifications £349.00 includes manual, set of oils, Anatomy and Physiology Diploma & Practitioner Diploma
Our Medicinal Aroma Facial Course has been designed in two ways firstly for the experienced therapist as a 1 day fast track. Or for people with no massage background as a 4 day course with homestudy & Anatomy & Physiology Diploma.
During this course you will learn about the following subjects:
- INTRODUCTION + HISTORY
- CONTRA – INDICATIONS & SAFE USE
- ESSENTIAL OILS + HOW OBTAINED
- ESSENTIAL OIL USES
- THE 10 BASIC ESSENTIAL OILS
- ABSOLUTES, PURE & BLENDS
- CARRIER OILS AND THEIR USES
- SAFE BLENDING & STORAGE
- TOP, MIDDLE & BASE NOTE SCENTS & APPLICATIONS
- FORMULAS FOR SPECIFIC DIAGNOSIS
- TREATMENT TIMES & FREQUENCIES
- NEUROLOGY, CUTANEOUS INNERVATION, SENSATION &
- AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM
- PSYCHOLOGY & ITS RELEVANCE
- HEALTH & SAFETY & HYGIENIC TREATMENT SET UP
- FACIAL MASSAGE TECHNIQUES FOR SPECIFIC PROBLEMS
- STEP BY STEP MASSAGE GUIDE
- PRESSURE POINTS
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