The secret of aromatherapy lies in the skill of the therapist to master both the art of creating a synergistic blend of essential oils.
Relaxing Aromatherapy Massage
All our therapists have a folder with comprehensive documentation regarding the carrier and essential oils we use as well as the areas we massage.
The first massage is purely relaxing.
Essential oils are pure, natural treatment aids that can be used to alleviate a variety of health conditions.
Discuss a specific problem you would like to address, to enable our therapist to recommend an appropriate oil we can include into a personalized oil blend.
Essential oils work to support the body’s own healing system, and when used correctly, may be able to take the place of conventional over-the-counter remedies.
Aromatherapy should not be used in place of conventional medical care.
Always consult a GP or other health professional for medical attention and advice.
Uplifting - Invigorating & Revitalising
The essential oil blend determines whether a massage is purely relaxing-healing-uplifting-or invigorating and revitalising!
During a massage treatment essential oils are absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream and are also inhaled through the nose where they cross over into the bloodstream via the lungs. When we breathe in, the tiny essential oil molecules stimulate odour receptors at the top of the nose, which are directly connected to a part of the brain called the Limbic System. This area of the brain is responsible for memory and emotions so the essential oils can affect our moods and behaviour by causing our bodies to relax, re-energize and rebalance as well as having an effect on our nervous system and physical body via the bloodstream.
There has recently been an upsurge in attention over the use of aromatherapy for Alzheimer’s disease. Several essential oils are proving effective for treating several symptoms of dementia in general including anxiety, sleep problems, and memory.
Aromatherapy is now getting an increasing amount of attention in the scientific and medical communities as an alternative therapy for people who have Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. What they are finding is that certain essential oils have a positive effect on mood, behavior, and even on cognitive functioning and memory.
Aromatherapy is a somewhat misleading term, since it is not necessarily the aroma of the oils used that creates the desired effect, rather a direct effect that the oils have on the body, whether through contact with the lungs (breathing), or the skin (massage or body oils and lotions). Aging and dementias can both diminish the olfactory sense, but since a direct pharmacological effect of the oils is responsible for the healing effects, a diminished sense of smell should not be a concern when considering aromatherapy.
We will consult a clients GP and obtain written consent before using our
in house Alzheimer's-Dementia - or create a personal - blend.
Aromatherapy is a wonderful way to treat symptoms of illnesses or just to help your aging loved one to relax and calm down or relief stress.
Almost every essential oil has ingredients that help fight “bad” bacteria. The antibacterial properties help the growth of white blood cells in our body. In doing so, it helps to prevent the recepient from getting infections or other illnesses in the first place. As we age our body’s immune system weakens, making it more susceptible to infections or viruses.
Aromatherapy helps to fill in the gaps that our immune system makes as we get older.
Besides all, an Aromatherapy treatment can provide a highlight in an aging loved one's life!
Jan 2016 Natural Scent Paradise ©