Aromatherapy can be defined as the art and science of utilising naturally extracted aromatic essences from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to balance, harmonise and promote health of the mind, body and spirit. Aromatherapy is becoming increasingly popular with more and more people using essential oils on a regular basis in a variety of ways.
Essential oils encompass a wide range of healing properties and have an endless list of therapeutic effects, but it is important to remember that they are also highly concentrated. Here at Serenity Station, we use organic essential oils in our massage treatments and as a qualified Aromatherapist we not only take into consideration your medical conditions to ensure you do not contraindicate any of the essential oils, but also your psychological, physical and emotional needs. We support, guide and prescribe the most appropriate essential oil blend, working together on personal preference and objectives of the treatment. The essential oils chosen are blended with a carrier oil such as Grapeseed, Jojoba or Sweet Almond oil and apply them using a variety of relaxing massage techniques. We recommend leaving the oils on the body for as long as you can to maximise the effects of the oils.
We offer aromatherapy in all of our treatments as standard practise, as well as the gentle, relaxing treatments as shown below. We also advise on the many other ways in which essential oils can be used for example through vaporisation, inhalation and treatment baths.
Individual treatments can be beneficial for specific problems, however regular sessions are highly recommended for both continuity and as a preventative treatment.
Aromatherapy is an amazing complementary treatment and can include the following benefits:
- Alleviate stress and tension
- Induce a sense of deep relaxation
- Renewed energy levels
- Enhances psychological and physical well-being
- Pain relief
- Mood enhancer
- Increased cognitive function
- Wide range of healing properties
- Promotes positive emotions
- Improves self esteem