What is Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy and Reflexology are the most amazing and wonderful therapies which enhance each other naturally and beautifully. They both work with the body to help return it to a state of balance both physically, mentally and emotionally. Once our bodies are back in this self regulating state, it can totally change how we feel for the better. My passion at the Reflexology Barn is to bring these two therapies together effortlessly and seamlessly to provide you with the most wonderfully supportive treatments.
Aromatherapy is a holistic therapy which uses essential oils to hep create balance in both our physical and emotional wellbeing. This area of holistic therapy is growing with more research being produced about the benefits of using essential oils.
Plant extracts have been used for thousands of years throughout history from the ancient Egyptians who used different oils to worship the moon and the sun. During the Black Death period the Hatters seemed immune to the symptoms of the the plague and this has been attributed to the oils and herbs that they where working with. Dr Jean Valent was an army surgeon who used oils for treating soldiers war wounds, he also published his aromatherapists bible in 1964 and taught other medical professionals about the therapeutic effects of essential oils.
One of the most popular ways to receive aromatherapy is through massage, however it can be just as beneficial to receive it through inhalation and absorption. You may find as life changes that you may well be drawn to different oils and their aromas, however aromatherapy is about much more than the smell of the oils.
The main benefits from having aromatherapy treatments can include:
- An improved sense of wellbeing
- Helping with relaxation both physical and emotional
- Aiding sleep problems
- Helping to relieve tension both muscular and mental
- Improving your moods
- May help to balance your hormones - whether you are young, trying for a baby or menopausal
- Helping to reduce your stress and anxiety levels
A good aromatherapist will never claim to diagnose or cure. Aromatherapy should not be used instead of conventional medical treatment, however it can compliment and work alongside it.
* Ladies only, thank you for your understanding*
If you would like to book an appointment or contact me then please click here However if you wish to speak to me in person then please ensure you include your contact number.
I aim to get back to all in enquiries with in 24hrs. If you have not heard from me in 24hrs then please check your junk folder as sometimes my replies do end up there.