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Benefits of Foot Massage

By |2019-01-25T15:10:54+00:00January 24th, 2019|Aromatherapy, Massage|

Foot Massage Benefits The benefits to massaging the feet can sometimes be overlooked. Why? Simply because our feet are generally left behind, unappreciated and a lot less important to us than say achy shoulders or spines. But when you really think about it, the feet are the most important part of the body because they [...]

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Aromatherapy for Depression

By |2018-09-12T11:02:50+00:00September 12th, 2018|Aromatherapy|

Aromatherapy is the use of concentrated plant extracts aka essential oil to help improve mood, mental state and health. Essential oils can either be blended into cosmetic products, used for massage or inhaled through incense sticks or diffusers. Each essential oil holds it’s very own unique health qualities, so often a few are blended together [...]

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Aromatherapy for Pregnancy and Labour

By |2018-07-30T10:32:25+00:00July 30th, 2018|Aromatherapy|

Aromatherapy is a natural complimentary therapy that blends concentrated essential oils together into a carrier oil based product which can then be applied to the skin during pregnancy and labour (please see safety instructions below). It can also be inhaled by either burning the oil through the use of incense sticks or diffusers. Each essential [...]

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Natural Remedies for Sunburn

By |2017-06-10T14:12:15+00:00June 10th, 2017|Aromatherapy|

With the summer season in full swing and the 2-4-1 offers on sun creams and after sun lotions fill our supermarket shelves, it is no surprise that the use of natural, herbal remedies to treat sunburn are overlooked. After spending years myself using store bought after-sun products which ‘claim’ to be natural (which in fact [...]

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How essential oils are extracted from natural resources

By |2017-02-18T12:02:56+00:00February 18th, 2017|Aromatherapy|

There are 5 different methods of extracting essential oils from leaves, flowers and other natural resources, these include: Enfleurage, Distillation, Maceration, Expression and Solvent Extraction. Each method produces oil from over thirty families of plant and the quality and price of each oil can solely depend on the way it is extracted. Enfleurage is one [...]

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The physical and psychological benefits of aromatherapy

By |2017-02-18T11:55:45+00:00February 18th, 2017|Aromatherapy|

Aromatherapy is believed to be a powerful tool in promoting self-healing both physically and psychologically – but is there any evidence to support this? The holistic characteristics of essential oils are said to offer an array of benefits to the body physiologically including: toxin removal, enhanced blood circulation, increased stamina and skin disorder treatment. When [...]

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How to work safely with aromatherapy oils

By |2017-02-18T11:27:54+00:00February 18th, 2017|Aromatherapy|

Working safely with aromatherapy oils is paramount to the wellbeing of the client and therapist, and there are a number of measures that take place in order to reduce the risks involved. According to biochemist and experienced Aromatherapist Tony Burfield (2004) “Although many essential oils are potentially hazardous materials, if handled in the appropriate manner, [...]

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Reactions to expect after an aromatherapy treatment

By |2017-02-18T11:30:06+00:00February 18th, 2017|Aromatherapy|

There are many reactions that can occur during or after an aromatherapy treatment, one in which is a detox period also known to therapists as the ‘healing crises’. These responses happen when the body attempts to eliminate toxins at a faster rate than they can be properly disposed of. The more toxic one’s bodily systems [...]

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What are the contraindications in aromatherapy?

By |2017-02-18T11:32:21+00:00February 18th, 2017|Aromatherapy|

A contraindication quite simply refers to something that is a medical reason for not doing or using something (Merriam-Webster, 2016). In Aromatherapy, when a contraindication is identified there are certain procedures that need to be followed to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the client. There are two types of contraindication: Absolute and Relative; An [...]

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How Aromatherapy Oils Enter the Body

By |2017-02-18T11:35:28+00:00February 12th, 2017|Aromatherapy|

There are two ways in which aromatherapy oils enter the body, through skin absorption and inhalation. Both methods have shown to have positive physical and psychological effects when applied to treatments such as massage and Incense burning and it’s important to understand the anatomical processes of both methods in order to assess an adequate treatment [...]

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