Aromatherapy is a deeply relaxing and healing treatment. Allow yourself time after your treatment to rest and/or sleep. This will allow your body to repair, re-energise and benefit fully from the oils.
In order to gain maximum benefit from an essential oil massage, it is wise to avoid using any skin preparations, bathing or showering for the next 8 hours. This will allow the oils to thoroughly penetrate your skin.
Aromatherapy is a detoxifying and cleansing treatment. Drink plenty of water, herbal tea, and fresh fruit juice to aid this process. Avoid caffeine drinks, alcohol and smoking for as long as possible after your treatment.
Some essential oils can enhance the effects of alcohol, and therefore care should be taken if driving or working. You will be advised if this applies to you.
It is wise to avoid direct sunlight and sun beds for 24hrs after treatment. Certain oils can cause dermal irritation when exposed to sunlight. You will be advised if this is the case.
In the unlikely event of experiencing any skin irritation after your treatment, wash the area immediately with warm water. Inform me as soon as possible.
Occasionally some people experience nausea and /or headaches after treatment. This is part of the detoxifying process and will pass. Drinking plenty of water and resting will help.
Aromatherapy helps to revitalise, relax and de-stress without producing any detrimental side effects.
Aromatherapy massage can be used to facilitate open communication, helps to build positive relationships, and improves self-esteem.
Aromatherapy massage has an immediate effect on reducing cortisone levels (the hormone released in stressful situations).
Massage helps to boost immunity. Many essential oils have anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties.
The use of specific essential oils over time can help to relieve aching joints and enhance mobility and skin integrity.
Aromatherapy has a positive role in managing fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, nausea and pain.
Relaxation produced during a massage can help to reduce challenging behaviour by reducing anxiety and stress.
Aromatherapy can be continued at home by using a specific bath blend or certain oils in an aromatherapy oil burner. Please ask for advice.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries or wish to discuss something.