At The Malvern Healing Tree bespoke blends of massage oils are used with ethically sourced essential oils and carrier oils. If you like your bespoke blend, you can request your own bottle is made up for use in between your treatments.
So lets look at Aromatherapy.
Aromatherapy is a complementary therapy and often used alongside medical treatment. Plant oils have been used as therapy for thousands of years & essential oils are extracted from flowers, leaves, roots, peel, resin, seeds and bark of some plants. Examples of aromatherapy oils include but this list is not exhaustive! I have over 70 essential oils in my kit!
Citrus oils like lemon and grapefruit
German and Roman Chamomile
Lets look at the best & safest ways to absorb essential oils A great way to absorb essential oils and the most popular is topical absorption via massage. You can also experience considerable positive effects through your sense of smell by breathing them in using a diffuser, roller ball or aura spray.
It is extremely important to let your aromatherapist know if you have any of these health conditions.
It is also imperative that you let your therapist know If you’re pregnant because some essential oils might be harmful to your baby. Before you decide to have aromatherapy for a health problem that you have not consulted your GP about it is strongly advised that you do so first, so they can ensure your condition is accurately diagnosed and that you receive any conventional treatments you may need.
Research suggests aromatherapy can boost and enhance well being, with its relaxing and stimulating effects. Aromatherapy benefits are reported to be wide-ranging and it’s used to help a variety of symptoms and conditions. Aromatherapy is sometimes used by people with long-lasting pain, anxiety, depression and poor sleep. Clinical trials have been carried out on numerous essential oils and you can find a list of these within the downloadable file at the end of this page.
What happens during your aromatherapy session? Before your first appointment with me you will have already completed and submitted back to me your General Health Questionnaire. At your first appointment we will then carry out a more detailed consultation and have a chat about what it is you are hoping to achieve from your chosen treatment and you can ask me any questions you may have. Please be aware that I will not make a medical diagnosis because I am not trained to do so, but I can give you advice on a course of aromatherapy treatment.
I will have already prepared your massage blend, or the blend to go in the diffuser if you are having Psycho-aromatherapy. I will have done this based on the information you have given in your general health questionnaire.
You might find that one session is enough or you may want to continue with regular treatments.
Here are some examples how aromatherapy can help you.
In general, you can’t use any neat essential oil on your skin, although most people can safely use lavender and tea tree oil – ask your aromatherapist which ones you can use. It’s also important not to swallow oils or put them inside your body, such as in your eye, or inside your nostril or ear. Not enough clinical trials have been undertaken on the ingestion of essential oils. Some essential oils can have side-effects. These are the unwanted but mostly temporary effects that you may get after having aromatherapy. Side-effects include:
allergic reactions, such as a rash on your skin
Some oils, particularly those from citrus plants, react with ultraviolet light and can cause a skin reaction. Don’t go out in the sun after you use these oils on your skin, and always follow your aromatherapist’s advice on how to use them.
Some essential oils can reduce or enhance the effects of certain conventional medicines. For example, they can affect antibiotics, antihistamines and sedatives. Therefore if you're taking any medicine, it is important to list these on your general health intake form, and keep me updated with any changes to your medication. You might also wish to talk to your pharmacist or GP. Some health conditions will require GP approval, such as if you have Cancer.
Most importantly: Remember that aromatherapy is a complementary therapy, so do not use it instead of any medical treatment you might need.