Essential oils have been used for many years to perfume and scent both ourselves and our surroundings as well as treating physical ailments and emotional imbalances.
In our modern scientific world, it’s easy to dismiss aromatherapy as just a pleasant smell, but the sense of smell is deeply rooted in an area of the brain known as the limbic system, which is where we deal with emotions and memories, and this can have a powerful effect on the body and our sense of wellbeing.
Just think of freshly baked bread, recently mown grass, and sherbet lemon drops, and there is an instant connection, supermarkets are known for piping air from the bakery to the front of the store to make us just a little hungrier to boost bread sales.
Essential oils are carefully selected and blended for each treatment to produce the most effective combination for that days treatment, whether it’s to calm you down after a stressful day, lift your spirits, or prepare you for a restful night’s sleep.
Essential oils are simply the natural fragrant essence extracted from flowers, leaves, bark, roots and berries, which are distilled and concentrated ready for your individual needs.
To gain the most from an aromatherapy massage, don’t bath or shower for 12 hours afterwards to allow the oils to be fully absorbed by the skin.