The manipulation of soft tissue is what we refer to when talking about massaging, but with aromatherapy we introduce the power of essential oils into the equation to bring their intrinsic therapeutic properties to the massage. The simplest way to understand how this effect occurs is through the ‘olfactory or limbic system’ i.e. via our ‘sense of smell’. This system controls emotions and influences the nervous system and hormones. The unique healing properties of essential oils can also work when applied topically when massaged and absorbed into the skin, therefore making aromatherapy massage a holistic treatment.
Essential oils are very potent and highly concentrated. A number of drops specific to the client's requirements are placed in a carrier oil for the massage treatment. The different properties within essential oils affect mood so they may relax or they may energise you. Essential oils have cosmetic properties too and are also used in skincare and hair care products. They are particulary beneficial in and around the home due to their high anti-viral, anti-fungal and antiseptic properties.
Before any aromatherapy massage treatment begins, a thorough client consultation and assessment is to be performed to ascertain the client’s current health status. If the client is suitable for aromatherapy massage and relying on the client’s feedback to identify the areas that require attention, the therapist can then apply the relevant and appropriate treatment.
An aromatherapist sets out to understand that a client’s needs are unique and therefore particular essential oils are selected with the client's input and the specific aromatic massage with have a holistic effect on mind, body and spirit.
Robyn will spend a minimum of 30 minutes post-treatment writing detailed notes about your treatment! This allows for consistency of treatment and treatment planning as well as documenting progress and plans for future treatments. All of which Robyn will gladly discuss with you at the end of your treatment.
The Aromatherapy Massage A blend of therapeutic practitioner grade essential oils are carefully selected and added to a specific plant based carrier oil for your skin type both for the body and the face. This treatment goes beyond what most people view as an aromatherapy massage. Simply using an essential oil blend in a massage does not constitute an aromatherapy massage.
This aromatherapy massage was developed by Madame Micheline Arcier and has a profound influence on a persons wellbeing because it utilises so many effective massage techniques that regulate the autonomic nervous system, stimulates the lymphatic system, eases muscular tension, promotes circulation and flow of Qi and balances the electromagnetic energy field of the body.
Techniques used in the treatment are Swedish massage, neuromuscular massage, lymphatic massage, reflexology, acupressure and polarity therapy.