Aromatherapy, also referred to as Essential Oil therapy, can be defined as the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize, and promote the health of body, mind, and spirit. It seeks to unify physiological, psychological, and spiritual processes to enhance an individual’s innate healing process.
Essential oils have been used in fragrances, flavourings and medicines for thousands of years, and there are at least 400 different oils extracted from plants all over the world. Each oil has its own special therapeutic properties, and can be used or applied in a variety of ways, including:
- Body massage with the oils blended in a carrier oil or cream
- By adding a few drops to warm bath water (ideally diluted first)
- Through steam inhalation or vaporizers
- Creams and lotions for individual use
What to expect at your first Aromatherapy visit:
Before you have an aromatherapy massage, your Aromatherapist, Judy Johnston, will carry out a full consultation, asking you various questions about your medical history, general health, diet and lifestyle. This will help Judy to select a small number of essential oils, most appropriate for your individual needs, which will then be blended into a carrier oil or cream and applied to your skin as part of a massage treatment. The areas treated will be determined by your personal preferences, but would typically be either a full body massage, or a neck, back and shoulder massage, with towels used to protect your modesty.
At the end of the treatment, Judy may recommend that you use certain essential oils at home - for instance, in the bath or on a tissue for inhalation - to further enhance the benefits gained from your aromatherapy massage.
How do I make an appointment?
No referral is required to see an Aromatherapist. Simply call or make an enquiry online to arrange an appointment. Our Aromatherapist, Judy Johnston, works holistically with her clients and works alongside healthcare professionals to promote better health for her clients. Aromatherapists do not claim to diagnose, cure or prescribe.