Aromatherapy treatment's : Okehampton Devon

I am VTCT qualified Aromatherapist and member of the Federation of  Holistic Therapies, and hold a BA Honors degree In Psychology & Philosophy and an MA in Fine Art and an Asset post 16 teaching certificate .

I offer Aromatherapy,Reflexology, Indian head massage  treatments  in a unique and dedicated treatment space in my home located in Okehampton on the edge of Dartmoor, Devon. I am located close to the town centre , parking is available.

What is aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is an holistic complementary therapy that uses pure essential oils , natural aromas and massage to promote physical, emotional and spiritual well being. Essential oils are absorbed into the body through our skin via massage and the Olfactory System,. Essential oils engage and interact with us holistically in accordance with the therapeutic properties of a particular oil.  Aromatherapy has  many aspects and is as individual as the client receiving the treatment

Origins and History

The Ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans were among the first to appreciate the benefits of oils, Resins and plants for their antiseptic ,antibacterial and preserving qualities. India also has an ancient history of using plants and herb extracts in their   traditional Ayurvedic medicine, Ayurvedic meaning ‘knowledge or ‘science ‘of life’ and it continues to be highly revered today. It was not until much later that Europe began to perceive their benefits.

In the 1920’s French chemist Rene’ Maurice  Gattefosse      invented the term aromatherapy , he discovered that lavender oil helped burns  and wounds to heal and prevent scaring. In the 1940’s Aromatherapy  was brought to Britain by Marguerite Maury who initiated the idea of using massage as a method of applying essential oils.

What are essential oils ?

Essential oils ,also known as essences are aromatic substances  extracted from plants and trees by distillation. They have been described as the actual essence of the plant or tree itself. It is interesting to note that the chemical composition of DNA in plants is very similar to our own. Essential oils are complex , each  consisting of  around 100—300 components ,this is why a single oil such as lavender has a variety of uses including, antiseptic, anti bacterial, anti depressant, analgesic as well as helping to promote sleep

Possible Benefits of  Aromatherapy 

  • Relief from stress, anxiety and tension
  • Feelings of deep relaxation, peace and calm
  • ‘Me Time’
  • A general sense of health and well—being
  • Nurturing , uplifting,  energising
  • Tender Loving Care

What happens during a treatment?

During your first treatment  you will be asked a number of health and lifestyle related questions through a confidential consultation process to ensure that Aromatherapy is right for you and to help inform your future treatments.  This is also a good opportunity to get to know each other ,discuss the aims for your treatments and to select the essential oils for blending and massage, you will also be asked to sign your consultation / consultation review.

Relaxing music will be playing during the treatment and you will be given time on your own to relax afterwards with a drink of water and after care advice will be given.

Is aromatherapy Suitable for everyone?

Aromatherapy is suitable for most adults and is generally a gentle safe treatment. However,  there may be times when aromatherapy massage is not recommended and / or written consent may be required from your GP before treatments can commence for example, if you have a heart condition.      

Essential oils should never be used in the first three months of pregnancy and should be used in a weak dilution if breast feeding.

Treatments begin with a consultation to ensure that            aromatherapy is right for you, confidential records are kept to aid your future treatments.

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