Aromatherapy uses relaxing massage techniques with the use of essential oils. This treatment is particularly good at combating stress on both an emotional level as well as a physical one, as the smells from the essential oils have a direct effect on our moods through the limbic area of the brain.
The massage and essential oils work simultaneously to relax the mind and body on a deeper level. Essential oils have many different healing properties that when blended with a carrier oil, can be absorbed through the skin and into the blood stream. The oils can then be transported through the blood circulation to where they are needed in the body.
Aromatherapy can help with a wide range of physical conditions. These include respiratory, urinary, digestive, circulatory or hormonal etc, through to deep seated muscular tension, general aches and pains, headaches, migraines and insomnia. Aromatherapy also helps with emotional conditions like stress, anxiety and depression.
Swedish massage uses movements to warm the muscles and work deep into the tissues to relieve tension and pain. This deeply relaxing massage can help with the build up of tension caused by sport, driving, being sat at a desk or computer for long periods of time or the general build up of stress from daily life.
Techniques used in Swedish massage manipulates the tissues and stimulates the blood circulation, releasing built up toxins stored in the tense muscles. The waste is then carried away by the lymphatic system leaving you feeling deeply relaxed and stimulated with a renewed sense of energy.
Indian head massage
Indian head massage originates from the ayurvedic healing system practiced in India for over 1000 years. This treatment includes massage to the neck, shoulders, upper arms, scalp and face.
It is very effective for relieving tension to the neck and shoulders, stress, insomnia, tension headaches, migraines, sinus problems and eye strain. It is also good for improving the hair condition as the sebaceous glands are stimulated on the scalp producing natural oils that strengthen the hair.