Professional Aromatherapy – What Makes Me Different!
Aromatherapy together with Clinical Massage, Holistic Well-Being Treatments, and Online Therapies form the Four Pillars of my practice.
I hold the highest professional qualification in Aromatherapy in the country, at ITEC level 5 degree level. I studied for 2 years including learning full safety protocols and molecular chemistry in order to combine essential oils beautifully and safely.
Go to a spa or salon and you’ll often see ‘Aromatherapy Massage’ listed as a treatment. In reality you’ll usually be offered 2 or 3 pre-blended products for ‘relaxation’, ‘energising’ etc. I blend with over 120 plant essential oils sourced from specialists who supply only to professional aromatherapists.
What makes me different is as a professional aromatherapist I blend individually every time.
I offer bespoke, unique blends designed for you and your specific personal needs – plus you get to take home your blend free of charge”
I am registered for Aromatherapy with the CNHC, an independent UK register of complementary healthcare practitioners set up by the Government to protect the public, and who set professional standards within the industry.
My professional body, the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists have a lot of information about Aromatherapy. Follow the links below for more information.
Essential Oils – The Essence of Aromatherapy
Essential oils are a complex mixture of volatile chemicals, so called because they carry the distinctive scent, characteristics & vital essence of a plant. These aromatic oils are found within a broad but select range of plant species. They can be found within the flowers, leaves, roots or bark. Why the plants create these oils is not yet fully understood, but it is believed that they provide them with various evolutionary advantages, such as attracting pollinators, aiding defence, self-healing etc.
Aromatherapy works together with the inherent healing properties in these oils & uses them to bring relief to both physical & emotional ailments”
Essential Oils – Aromatherapy and Medicine
I offer many types of massage & all may be provided as Aromatherapy treatments. Essential oils have an extensive history of extraction & use in medicine & perfume over centuries. As an ex-archaeologist & researcher I have relished investigating their historical use. Please do see my Blog for archaeo-aroma events I have run in national museums the Petrie Museum on their use in Ancient Egypt and at the Museum of London on Ancient Rome.
The chemical composition of essential oils varies & adapts dependent upon climate, time of harvest, local conditions etc. Thus each type of plant oil can have many distinct therapeutic properties & wide-ranging functions: anti-inflammatories; analgesics; antimicrobials; wound healing; sedatives & hormonal regulators to name but a few. They are now being extensively studied in a clinical environment, with hospitals such as the Christie NHS Trust, Manchester interested in research & use of oils such as Lavender & Roman Chamomile for conditions such as burns & wound-healing, or Tea Tree, Lemon & Myrrh for their antimicrobial & antifungal properties. Even oils such as Rose, known more for skincare & mood lifting, have been shown to be significant antimicrobial inhibitors.