Aromatherapy involves the use of essential oils, which are natural essences extracted from plants – including those from flowers, leaves, roots and seeds. Most people are familiar with essential oils such as lavender, possibly the most versatile oil, which is helpful with a multitude of issues, from headaches, to tight muscles, insomnia and anxiety.
Essential oils may be used in many ways, therapeutically, but most commonly, they are blended with a base (carrier) oil, such as sunflower or sweet almond, and then used in body massage. The massage is based on Swedish techniques and pressure varies from gentle to medium.
Aromatherapy is a beautiful therapy to receive and can help the young and old, male or female, and the body, mind and spirit will benefit. The use of essential oils is one of the fastest growing forms of natural medicine, and is a suitable therapy, whether we have pre existing health problems, or want to use aromatherapy as a preventative, helping to keep us in a good state of health.
The combination of the wonderful aromas on the mood, the physical effects of the oils, the massage and the nurturing environment all contribute to a feeling of wellbeing!
- About Karina
- Working Days
Karina qualified in holistic clinical aromatherapy, therapeutic massage, anatomy and physiology, with Gabriel Mojay, in 2007, at the Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy in London. She has since completed studies at Neal’s Yard Remedies and the world famous Bach Centre, and can offer a variety of holistic therapies. In 2011, she travelled to Malaysia to undertake the RYT 200 yoga teacher training, recognised by the Yoga Alliance, USA, and has since had the opportunity to train with Sarah Powers on her Insight Yoga teacher training intensive programme.
Aromatherapy has played a huge part in her own life, and barely a day passes, when she does not use essential oils in some way, be it in the therapy room with a client, in a diffuser, as a perfume, inhalation or a drop of lavender or lemon balm on the pillow at night.
- Working Days: Friday afternoon
Aromatherapy Massage - Holistic, Aromatherapy or Pregnancy £45 (60 mins) Neal's Yard Remedies Organic Facial £50 (60 mins) Massage - Holistic, Aromatherapy or Pregnancy £80 (120 mins) Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage £40 (45 mins) Back 'Facial' £50 (75 mins) Chakra Aroma Massage £40 (45 mins)