Aromatherapy is a type of alternative medicine that uses essential oils and other aromatic plant compounds which are aimed at improving a person’s health or mood.
Aromatherapy combines the use of pure essential oils applied through therapeutic massage. The treatments aim to bring about an improved state of physical and emotional health, restoring balance, harmony and vitality. It is a natural, holistic therapy that has great benefits in treating stress-related conditions, such as insomnia, depression and anxiety. Aromatherapy can also be effective in treating skin disorders such as acne, hormonal problems, including menopause, and other health conditions such as arthritis and high blood pressure. The treatments can assist in strengthening a person’s immune system by treating the root cause of many modern day ailments, namely stress. Overall it is a deeply relaxing therapy that will leave you feeling refreshed, and smelling wonderful!
Aromatherapy massage combines relaxation techniques with some aspects of pressure point therapy and can effectively unblock specific areas of tension and relieve aching muscles. The treatment usually involves a full body massage as this allows the beneficial properties of the essential oils to have their greatest effect and also assists in re-balancing the body’s muscular system. The massage will be tailored to you as an individual, using a variety of techniques to bring about the greatest relief and relaxation.
The essential oils used are chosen for their revitalising, relaxing, and uplifting properties. The oils are all derived from natural aromatic plant sources, including herbs, spices, flowers, resins and woods. Many have a connection with herbal medicine and have healing, soothing, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-depressant qualities. Popular oils include lavender, chamomile, bergamot, sandalwood and geranium. We also offer aromatherapy facials, using special oils chosen for their rejuvenating and restorative properties, such as patchouli and frankincense.
Your aromatherapist will choose the oils that are most suited to you as an individual. The oils we use at Head to Toe are of the highest quality, from reliable and sustainable sources, supplied by Penny Price Aromatherapy Academy of Hinckley.
If you are interested in aromatherapy then we at HeadtoToe would love to hear from you. Get in touch with us and see how we could help.