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Aromatherapy

The word Aromatherapy is derived from the two Greek words 'aroma' meaning spice and 'therapy' meaning healing. Aromatherapy is the
use of essential oils extracted from plants to promote well-being. The oils can be used in may ways but for an Aromatherapy treatment I use massage, allowing the oils to be absorbed into the bloodstream via the skin. The treatment is a very relaxing experience and many people fall asleep!

The therapeutic action of the essential oils, together with the revitalising effects of massage, stimulate the organs in the body, the skin, muscles, nerves and glands. Some essential oils increase the circulation and help with the elimination of toxins, others promote new cell growth and encourage the body's natural ability to heal itself. Each essential oil has its own character, theraputic effects and aroma. The molecules of essential oils are readily absorbed into the bloodstream when they are inhaled, and through the skin during massage, where they not only help to kill bacteria and viruses but also stimulate the body's immune system, strengthening resistance to further attack. 

The aroma stimulates the Limbic System in the brain which is the centre of emotions and memory. This is why essential oils have such a powerful effect on our moods helping to lift depression, soothe irritable nerves and generally encourage a better state of mind. Relaxing oils such as Lavender, Clary Sage, Sandalwood, Frankincense and Ylang Ylang work by stimulating a neuro-chemical called serotonin that is naturally produced by the body to help relaxation and induce sleep. It is this action that helps long-term conditions such as insomnia, stress and tension.

How it can benefit you
Aromatherpy can help with all stress related conditions as well as headaches, insomnia, pain relief, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, skin conditions, IBS, digestive problems and menstrual or menopausal problems.

About the Treatment
At the first treatment you will have a full consultation about your health and lifestyle to allow me to provide you with the best possible treatment plan and to ensure that Aromatherapy is the appropriate treatment for you. All information given will remain confidential.  A treatment lasts approximately 75 minutes but please allow an extra 20 minutes for your first treatment to include consultation time.  I will then create a unique blend of essential oils that are most suitable for you and any conditions that you may have, with an aroma that you enjoy. These are added to a suitable carrier oil and used in a very relaxing full body, face and head massage (adapted according to your preference) and using acupressure points to balance energy flow.

For a truly amazing experience, try a treatment including Reiki

Fee: 75 minute full body, face and head £58

       60 minute full body £52

       40 minute back, neck, shoulder and head £40

       30 minute back massage £30

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Please note a fee will be charged for missed appointments and for appointments cancelled at less than 24 hours notice.



 

"A friend told me years ago, how the main thing that had helped them after a bad car accident was Aromatherapy. Unfortunately I took no notice. Having tried many therapies, I started Aromatherapy with Helen a year ago, and still can't believe the difference it has made. Not just to a specific problem but also general well-being and energy levels. Helen works to your specific needs, and the whole experience is wonderful." C.W - Ticehurst

"I just wanted to send a thank you to you for my massage yesterday. I truly have not had such an effective and enjoyable massage before and as I said at the time I really did feel like a new person afterwards!" G.B - Paddock Wood

"I first went to see Helen as a recommendation through a customer who comes to my work. I had been in excessive pain for while, I went to see her for what thought would be a simple back and neck massage. Oh my goodness how I was wrong, I was made to feel very welcome and relaxed from the moment I walked through the door. Helen sat me down and asked me questions not just about my general health but my personal life, I felt I was getting a free counselling session as well as massage. It was relaxed and easy, Helen is very easy to talk to and makes you feel very content. I had a back and massage and Reiki which I had never heard of or had done before I had spoken to Helen. It was amazing afterwards, I felt like I was having an out of this world experience - I wasn't a great believer of alternative medicine BUT I am NOW!!!! Good value for money and a masseuse who isn't just a masseuse but calm and therapeutic herself. All in all an experience I go back for all the time. 
Thank you Helen." R. Nguyen - Sevenoaks

"Quite apart from the beautiful surroundings and the comfort and tranquillity of the treatment room, Helen pays so much attention to detail, even the minor things that just come out in chatting. It is quite amazing just how much of an effect different well chosen oils can make.
I feel a new person!" M - Tunbridge Wells