Aromatherapy - The Ancient Art


Aromatherapy has been practiced in one form or another for over 6,000 years.  The Chinese were the first to discover the remarkable medicinal powers of plants around 4,500 BC.  However, it is the Ancient Egyptians who exploited the physical and beneficial properties of those aromatic essences. Used as an aid to relaxation in varying forms, through body massage, the heating of oils through diffusers or direct inhalation.  There is though, a great skill in the selection and blending of the essential oils, as in any top quality preparation of wines, foods, or medical products.

The many different oil-bearing plants are harvested from all over the world and research from experts shows different effects upon the subtlety of our spiritual, emotional and physical health.

Each essential oil has its own unique fragrance that can affect emotional and physical response through the olfactory system and our skin (epidermis). 

Aromatherapy massage includes the use of essential oils taken from aromatic plants, flowers and resins, individually selected to meet your needs.  The massage concentrates on the Lymphatic System helping rid the body of the toxins that we take on board daily from digestive, physical and emotional stress.

The treatment will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed helping the body regain its natural balance.

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