Aromatic plants have been used by humankind since the dawn of history. Aromatherapy combines the soothing, healing touch of massage with the therapeutic properties of essential oils.
I have been practising aromatherapy and therapeutic massage since 2004 having trained at the Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy with Gabriel Mojay. ITHMA teaches Aromatherapy as a complete healing art, uniting a sound scientific perspective with the time-honoured principles of the world’s most highly developed vitalistic system: traditional Oriental Medicine.
Oriental diagnosis allows me to select the most appropriate essential oils for a wide range of ailments — as well as minor conditions where no clearly defined disease exists. Rather than focus solely on a client’s symptoms, this inherently holistic approach concentrates instead on addressing the underlying imbalances at the root of any health problem.
I balance an intuitive and creative approach with study and experience to create a holistic experience aimed at nurturing and supporting you both physically and emotionally.
Bespoke oil blends and advice on the use of essential oils in the home are offered, so that clients are eventually equipped to take the healing process into their own hands.
The benefits of Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy is unique in that it gives you something that you can do for yourself, something that is both enjoyable and empowering. Each essential oil has a unique personality and it is interesting and very comforting to find an essential oil that works in harmony with you.
For the ultimate in bespoke therapy, I offer bespoke blending and will create your very own personalised essential oil blend, targeted to your individual needs. Your unique ‘recipe’ will help you deal with your specific concerns, be they physical, such as tense and aching
muscles, swollen ankles or indigestion; or mental, with worries, exhaustion or tension headaches getting you down. Or maybe you just want to be energised and feel uplifted!
I will conduct an in-depth aroma consultation with you, this can be done on the phone or in person, which will result in the creation of your bespoke blend. I will ask you a series of questions relating to your general health, lifestyle and medical history. This allows me to learn as much as possible about you and devise a unique individual custom-made blend of essential oils designed to meet your needs.
Berry & Bloom is the range of products I offer: from bath and shower blends to massage oils and portable pulse point wands there’s a method of delivering essential oils to help you.
Massage has been documented back to 2700 BC and found in many ancient cultures. For example, it is documented that the Chinese, Egyptians, Indians, Greeks, and Romans all benefited from therapeutic massage. In fact, Hippocrates wrote of the benefits of massage in the 5th century BC. However, even with widespread awareness and rich history, few people realise how many health benefits there are to getting a massage and why it has such profound effects.
Therapeutic massage can be used to promote general well-being and enhance self-esteem, while boosting the circulatory and immune systems to benefit blood pressure, circulation, muscle tone, digestion, and skin tone. The basic goal of massage therapy is to help the body heal itself and to increase health and well-being.
I trained in Aromatherapy and Massage for pregnancy with Shirley Anne Foster at ITHMA in 2009. The benefits of combining aromatherapy and massage are boundless: it increases the feeling of wellbeing, helps prepare the body for childbirth and rid the body of excess tension, it promotes sleep and works at an emotional level - helping to ease fear and anxiety.
Our initial session will last around 2 hours as I will take a full consultation looking at all aspects of your life in order to create a truly holistic approach to creating a bespoke aromatherapy blend and massage treatment for you. Follow on sessions will be 1hr15 in duration.
Treatments take place either at my home in N16 or The Well Garden in E8. I use a side-on massage technique for all clients, not just those who are pregnant, as it's been found to be much more comfortable and relaxing than lying face down with your head through a hole!
Initial consult - £90, follow ups £75
Whilst the majority of my work is with women during pregnancy it isn't a requirement!
If you'd like an aromatherapy massage or bespoke blends made for you wherever you're at in life please don't hesitate to contact me