AROMATHERAPY

"Aromatherapy is an art which induces relaxation and increases energy, reduces the effects of stress and restores lost balance to mind, body, and soul."

 

WHAT IS AROMATHERAPY?

Aromatherapy is a complementary therapy that uses essential oils to improve both physical and emotional wellbeing.  

Essential oils are extracts of plants, herbs and flowers' immune system. Plant oils have been used as therapy for thousands of years.

Aromatherapy is used to balance, harmonise and promote the health of body, mind and spirit, it has been proven effective in pain relief, mood enhancement and increased cognitive function. 

It seeks to unify physiological, psychological and spiritual processes to enhance an individual’s innate healing process.

Aromatherapy can be used alongside medical treatment to help the body with pain and relaxation.  

HISTORY

Aromatherapy is one of those practices, and like massage it originates millions of years ago as it was known to ancient civilisations. Egyptians used cedar oil in religious and embalming ceremonies, Greeks believed that scents were a product of the gods and used essential oils in cosmetics, Romans used them in massage, Native America Indians burned aromatic herbs for healing ceremonies and the Arabs were the first one to use the oils as we do nowadays.

In the 16th Century, Brunswick, a German physician, documented 25 essential oils and their benefits. and in the 17th century those oils were used in medicines and to combat pestilence and diseases.

Unfortunately towards the second half of this century, natural scents stared to be replaced by chemically flavours and cheaper synthetic scents, but in 1930s the interest in essential oils came back due to an accident in the perfume factory of Rene Gattefosse. While working, Gattefosse burned his hands and plunged them in the nearest available liquid which happened to be lavender, benefitting his recovery and leaving him with no scars. 

During WW2 essential oils were used internally to treat soldiers and soon after that, a biochemist in Austria developed the use of essential oils with massage techniques.

Both aromatherapy and massage are natural holistic practises which benefit no only our body but also our mind and soul. Being natural therapies they aren’t harmful for our body and rarely present side effects. This has drawn people to reproach those practices for a better and healthier lifestyle and wellbeing. 

 

AROMATHERAPY MASSAGE

60 min - £50

90 min - £65

After a brief consultation to choose the best aromatherapy blend, this relaxing, full-body massage will transport you to a no-worries land, making you feel lighter and totally relaxed.

Aromatherapy uses the various properties of essential oils to assist the body's own natural healing process and enhance well-being.

 

 

AROMATHERAPY CHAKRA MASSAGE

90 min - £65

 

After a consultation where I discuss with you the relative chakra blockages, I will perform a full body and face massage, focusing on the chakra in need. You will be bathed by the energy of that chakra and will be given a mantra to keep in mind during the treatment.

I will use a specific aromatherapy blend to soothe your pains. At the end of the session, you will be given a small crystal to remind you to focus and pay attention to what was worked on. 

The 7 chakras are the centers in our bodies in which energy flows through. Blocked energy in our 7 chakras can often lead to illness.

NEIL'S YARD REMEDIES HOLISTIC FACIAL

75 min - £55

The ​NYR Holistic Facial is a tailored facial treatment, incorporating consultation, detailed skin analysis, and comprehensive aftercare advice.
​It isn’t just skin deep, it’s a sensual and deeply relaxing experience, aiming to give long-term benefits and a greater sense of well being.
The treatment involves a cleanse, exfoliation, mask, deep massage and moisturising. The specific products used will vary according to your individual requirements, therefore giving you a bespoke treatment.​

The products are chosen from NYR’s natural skincare range to develop a facial routine best suited to nurture your skin type and emotional state. This facial combines deep cleansing, skin nourishment and ​a ​deliciously soothing massage, leaving skin feeling fresher and looking clearer and more radiant.


Your treatment will start with a deep cleanse, followed by a clearing exfoliation and soothing facial massage. The face mask is then applied​and while it works its magic, you'll​ receive arms and hands relaxing massage. The skin is then cleaned with a hot cloth before applying a cool eye cream and massage in a prescribed moisturiser or nourishing face oil.

​After the face routine, you'll be pampered with a neck and shoulder, face and head massage to leave float away back to your routine.​

At the end of your treatment, we will discuss your aftercare and talk you through the products we used and what we feel you could benefit best from. Regular treatments will provide long term benefits and a greater sense of well-being.

 

Benefits of facial massage can include:

  • Improvement of skin tone and texture

  • Increase in blood circulation and stimulate the lymphatic system

  • Reduction of ​puffiness, ​excess fluid retention and removal of waste products

  • Relieves sinus congestion, puffy eyes

  • Stimulate cell renewal for younger-looking skin

  • Reduce tension headaches and muscular tension in the face, jaw and neck

  • Rejuvenate tired stressed skin

  • Relaxing and destressing of the mind and body

  • ​Improved sleep​

 

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To book your treatment, you can contact me on 07909513800 

or email me at martadeferrari@gmail.com

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