The Power of Aromatherapy

The Power of Aromatherapy

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for their exquisite aromas and natural healing powers. Rich in botanical activity and antioxidants, plant oils encourage radiant, healthy skin, working at a cellular level to keep your complexion soft and looking youthful. By harnessing their therapeutic properties, aromatherapy works to improve your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

The physical benefits

Essential oils are made up of very small molecules, which means they can easily bring their unique healing properties to every cell of the body. They are traditionally used to help ease muscular aches and pains, improve circulation and ease sinus congestion. They also have a positive effect on the skin, penetrating into the deeper layers to encourage the process of cellular renewal, enhance blood circulation and help problems such as acne, eczema and ageing skin.

The emotional benefits

Essential oils can have a dynamic effect on your emotional state. Linked to some of the oldest and deepest parts of the brain governing instinct, memory and emotion, your sense of smell is the most primitive of your senses. Essential oils have aromatic molecules that are volatile, meaning that they become gases and spread quickly. We can then inhale them with the air we breathe which is the first step to detecting an aroma. Aromas can trigger emotional and even physical responses and allow vivid memory recall of people or places. They can help transform your moods and move you from one state of mind to another.

Our aromatherapy treatments

Our treatments are firmly based on the traditional principles of aromatherapy developed by Marguerite Maury in the 1950s. Using eastern and western massage techniques, they stimulate the nervous system to release congestion and re-balance areas of the body affected by physical or mental stress. At the same time, the essential oils are absorbed into the bloodstream enhancing cell renewal, circulation and detoxification, while their aromas act on the deepest parts of the brain to enhance your mood and emotions.