Aromatherapy Massage

Aromatherapy massage uses essential oils derived from plants. They are made from volatile, highly concentrated plant extracts, leaves, bark, roots, seeds resins and flowers. Essential oils are believed by aromatherapists to be able to affect moods and can help alleviate pain.

With an aromatherapy massage we can choose up to five essential oils blended with the most suitable carrier oil, such as sweet almond or grapeseed oil. Aromatherapy massages can also be made more relaxing by using oils such as lavender and frankincense or be aimed more at relieving muscle soreness by using peppermint and eucalyptus.

Aromatherapy oils should not be confused with fragrances or perfumes. Fragrances are often made from chemicals and lack the therapeutic properties of essential oils. Some essential oils, such as tea tree, have also demonstrated anti-bacterial qualities.

What to expect

On the first visit, a detailed case history will be taken attaining information of any medical history and presenting symptoms. The client and therapist then discuss the desired outcome required from the treatments. After each treatment, progress is reassessed and changes to the blend are made accordingly.

I really wish I had come to see Chantal sooner, it just shows that sometimes the answer is easier than you could possibly imagine.

I have suffered with continuous headaches for over 20 years, some of which lasted for 3 days or more and I was more or less resigned to the fact that I would have to put up with them for the rest of my days.

I find myself guilty of judging a book by its cover and in Chantal’s case this was a mistake. I made her aware at our first meeting that I was ‘anti doctor’ and highly sceptical of her chances of curing my headaches. However, she talked me into giving it a go and she was right. I have to say I am amazed!

This is an understatement really because just after 4 visits I have had only 2 headaches, only one of which was bad. I know that sounds a lot but in that time I would normally have suffered with a dozen or so. It has also helped my general mobility and has really improved my quality of life. Riding my bike has become a pleasure again and not a pain in the neck after 50 miles.

I really wish I had come to see Chantal sooner, it just shows that sometimes the answer is easier than you could possibly imagine.

I just want to say thank you. Somehow that does not seem enough but she really is a star! I will have no worries about recommending Chantal to my friends and hope she receives the recognition she deserves. She has my eternal respect and gratitude.

 

Nick Killick