Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy in Buckinghamshire

Aromatherapy is claimed to benefit people rather than treat illnesses. Its
most effective use lies in relieving stress and thus it may help
stress-related conditions such as anxiety, insomnia, headaches, depression
and digestive disorders. Muscle pain, menstrual problems, menopausal
symptoms and colds may also be helped.

Aromatherapy is one of the most popular and widely available complementary
therapies in the UK. Essential oils can be bought over the counter for self
treatment or are applied in an aromatherapy massage by a practitioner.
Natural oils extracted from plants, known as ‘essential oils’, are used to
enhance well-being and bring emotional and physical benefits. Each plant oil
has a particular scent and is said to have different therapeutic properties.
Geranium, for instance, is calming; others, like rosemary or bergamot, are
uplifting or stimulating. Some have medicinal qualities such as tea tree and
lavender, which are antiseptic; peppermint and eucalyptus are decongestant.
The use of plant oils for healing and relaxation has a long history, dating
back thousands of years. Myrrh and frankincense, for example, are mentioned
in the Bible and Hippocrates, the father of medicine, wrote in the 4th
century BC, “The way to health is to have an aromatic bath and a scented
massage every day.”

An Aromatherapy massage is a very effective and agreeable way to enjoy the
benefits of essential oils. My oils are pre blended and include Deep Relax,
Light Relax, Stimulating/Uplifting, Antiseptic, and Balancing. The massage
is based on Swedish massage techniques, that aim to induce relaxation,
improve circulation and stimulate the lymphatic system to flush away toxic
wastes. It also incorporates acupressure points, to help stimulate the
meridians and lymph nodes. The face is included in an aromatherapy and
again, certain points on the face are addressed, using acupressure points to
help stimulate the sinuses and meridian lines. A very nice and nourishing
Rose oil is used for the face. Also included is a very relaxing scalp
massage.

The legs are given a lymphatic drainage type of massage and the feet are
also massaged using Reflex points. The arms are stimulated in the lymph node
areas.

The main emphasis is the back and the ganglia off the spine, to clear any
blockages coming off the spine to the organs, and draining.
All in all, Aromatherapy is the art, and science, of using oils extracted
from aromatic plants to enhance emotional/physical health and well-being.

Aromatherapists practicing at Orchard Clinic;

David Crosser

Fees
New patient: 
1 1/4 hours £60
Follow-up: 
1 1/4 hours £60
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