Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that you may have some questions about Aromatherapy and Reflexology. We have compiled a list of the most common questions that we have been asked in order to provide you with a bit more information. If you have any other questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to send us a message.

The Difference Between An Aroma Massage And One With A Registered Massage Therapist

A massage with a registered massage therapist typically is deeper pressure and focuses on specific areas.

An aroma massage is a specialized treatment of the head and body inducing complete relaxation. Essential oils are applied during the massage that concentrate on nerve centres of the back and the face. The treatment is light, rhythmical, and soothing.

Benefits:

• Relaxes and soothe the body
• Increases energy
• Helps to reduce the effects of stress
• Stimulates lymphatic and circulatory system
• Restores balance to the body, mind and spirit

What To Expect In An Aroma Massage

The treatment is done on a massage table and is 1 hour in length. During this time the you and I will make a selection of oils based on your individual needs. You will start face down. We will begin the massage on the back of your body, working your back, to the top of your beltline and then the back of your legs. You will then flip onto your back and we will begin a facial massage, followed by your abdomen and the front of your legs. We will end with a foot massage. Massages are able to be adjusted to accommodate your needs.

What To Expect After The Massage

It is also important, since aromatherapy relies on the essential oils, that you don’t bath or shower, preferably until the next day. It can take several hours for the oils to be completely absorbed. Everybody is different and each person will experience the results differently. You will likely feel different after each subsequent aroma-massage treatment. The aroma-massage is a wonderful way to bring your body back into balance. It is important to increase your water intake after the massage to help with the restoration of balance in your body.

What To Expect In A Reflexology Treatment

Reflexology is a non invasive therapy based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, hands and ears that correspond to every gland, organ and body part. By applying pressure to these reflexes one relieves tension, improves circulation and promotes natural healing of the body. A foot reflexology treatment is 45 minutes to 1 hour. The treatment ends with a customized aromatherapy foot massage.

What To Expect After A Reflexology Treatment

Most reactions that occur during or following a reflexology session are cleansing or detoxifying. It is important to remember these responses are normal and vary from person to person and even session to session. It is important to increase your water intake after a treatment to help with the bodies natural healing process. Rest is always important as well.

Aromatherapy Custom Blend

There are many essential oils and some with the same properties. However, we are all unique and that is why it is important to use oils that are geared towards you and your needs. For example, lavender. It is the most commonly used oil. Some people love the smell of it and others either don’t like the smell or don’t find it helps them. This is where I come in. I work directly with you offering a variety of oil selections. Maybe you are looking for a relaxing blend. Typically lavender is used in this type of blend. However, you don’t enjoy the smell of lavender. There are other oils that have the similar chemical constituents as lavender and can be used in replace of lavender in the blend. This way you are still getting the benefits of the blend without the smell of lavender.

So What Is Aromatherapy?

It is the use of essential oils from plants for improving or maintaining health and beauty.

What Are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are naturally occurring aromatic compounds found in parts of plants, herbs, flowers, fruits, woods and spices. They should be stored in a cool, dark place and tightly capped at all times.

How Do They Work?

Essential oils penetrate the skin and go into the bloodstream. The time it usually takes from them to absorb varies from 20 to 70 minutes. It is best not to shower after you’ve had an aromatherapy treatment until the next day.

How To Use Them?

These are just a few ways they can be used;

• During an aroma-massage
• Use in a diffuser
• Inhaled directly from bottle
• With an inhaler
• Use directly on the body with a carrier oil
• Added to spray bottle with distilled water and carrier oil
• In a bath with a carrier oil
• Skincare

Safety Tips To Keep In Mind

• Different dilutions should be used on babies, children and adults.
• Don’t apply directly to eyes or ear canals
• Dilute with a carrier oil such as fractioned coconut oil
• Citrus ones be careful because they are photosensitive and where you applied on your skin you can easily burn in that area. Exposure to sunlight should be avoided to that area for 12 hours.
• Do not ingest the oils
• You’ll find a little goes a long way

Aromatherapy is a compliment to modern medicine. We are not medical experts. Aromatherapists do not provide prescriptions, medical assessment or a diagnosis. Our goal is to help induce relaxation, reduce stress and improve the bodies natural functions. The most common concerns I see from women are:

• Wanting an increase in energy
• Reduced stress
• Comfort during our monthly cycle
• Something for aches and pains
• Something to use before bed

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