I have run my own Retreat in Brittany, France for 12 years. I have now relocated back to Seaton, East Devon where I have my own Holistic Wellbeing Centre overlooking the sea. I am a professional Tarot Card reader and worked for Psychic TV as well as attending fairs and regular... [read more]
I work as a NHS Complementary Therapy manager providing complementary therapies to patients . I also have my own practice room for non NHS clients .
I am Qualified in Clinical Aromatherapy,
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I love to give Aromatherapy Massage including Reiki, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Shiatsu/Acupressure and Colour Healing. I draw on all the therapies I have trained in to treat the whole person.
I also give Reiki Healing Sessions separately. This is a simple and peaceful session of one hour including brief... [read more]
Hello my name is Lorraine and I have been practising complementary therapy for over 10 years. I hire a therapy room at Sweet Thyme Therapy Centre, North Shields, NE290JF and appointments are available 9.30am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday and until 5.00pm on Saturdays. I also work onsite where staff can... [read more]
I enjoy being useful and helping others.
I am a qualified and insured Complementary and Holistic therapist. I am a Mindfulness teacher and was taught by a Mindfulness practitioner Buddhist Monk.
I have an enhanced DBS and support people with learning disabilities.
I am a volunteer community Mediator.
My name is Lulu and I am a self employed Complementary Therapist in the Glasgow area. My business name is I Love Holistics. I'm friendly and easy to get along with. I have petsonally experienced many of the strains and traumas that many of us face in our... [read more]
We are a holistic and naturopathic clinic and training centre offering a wide variety and treatments, therapies and products to treat the whole person. We are passionate about improving and supporting the health of our patients. Treating the body as a whole and finding the root cause of disease is... [read more]
Theo is a Mobile Sports Massage Therapist for 25+ years now and visits people in their home or place of work. He covers from the lightest touch of a Relaxing Aromatherapy Massage to a Swedish, Deep Tissue and Sports Massage. His Massages are tailored to your individual needs. From working as... [read more]
Absolutely love my job qualified in 2003, I also teach therapies but love being hands on with my own clients passionate about providing luxury therapeutic treatments using a number of modalities
Thai foot massage
I have been qualified as a Complementary therapist for 14 years, initially with just Reflexology and Body Massage. Since then I have increased the number of therapies I am qualified in, enabling me to combine skills in order to provide a treatment to suit you as an individu
I have been always passionate about alternative remedies and essential oils. My aim is to give an effective course of treatment to restore the client's health by combining a holistic massage, aromatherapy and reflexology into synergy of a treatment to suit client's individual needs. Aromatherapy and reflexology, can both bring the... [read more]
Hello my name is Suzy Berry, I am a highly skilled holistic therapist trained in a variety of therapies to give people tailored treatments to suit specific issues or just a chance to relax and unwind.
I've set up Serene Senses to help a wide variety of people with energy balancing... [read more]
Welcome to Driftaway. My name is Lorraine; I am happily married with three daughters, one son and five grandchildren.
Driftaway was established in 1999 and my passion for holistic treatments began when one of my children developed an autoimmune problem.
As any mother, I wanted to do the best I possibly could. By... [read more]
With over 15 years' experience in delivering an exceptional, 5-star client experience through focusing on treatments, therapies within various spa environment; My experience in complementary and alternative therapies are extensive, performing, teaching, observing and witnessing that, how those complementary and alternative treatments can be a compliment way of relief for patients... [read more]
I am a massage therapist specialising in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Holistic, Remedial, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Indian Head, Indian Face and Seated Acupressure Massage and I am an instructor in Baby Massage. I am based in Wandsworth/Earlsfield, South West London, parking is available or a short walk from... [read more]
Sakina has over 20 years of experience as a practitioner. She have a wide range of skills and experience which enable her to provide a unique, holistic service to her clients. She has helped many clients who gained relief from stress-related conditions, and other conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's and... [read more]
I am a qualified lymphoedema specialist and holistic practitioner in practice in Cardiff since 1998.
I have 14 years of experience of working within the local health service as a medically qualified specialist lymphoedema practitioner. I am experienced in all aspects of treatment and on going care of diagnosed primary... [read more]
Specialising in clinical massage (getting clients out of pain) I have over 18 years experience, initially in aromatherapy massage, then training in Indian Head Massage, Deep Tissue/Holistic Medical Massage, Hot Stone Fusion, Thai Foot Massage and also facials, I now train with the renowned Jing Massage therapy school in Brighton and,... [read more]
Ruth Pretty is a highly qualified and experienced Nutrition Therapist, having trained with the prestigious College for Optimum Nutrition in London and is also a trained practitioner for Metabolic Balance weight management. She has extensive experience as a Reflexologist and Aromatherapist and opened her Holistic Clinic in 1992. Ruth's positive and... [read more]
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to help promote and maintain health and well being. In a treatment it is done through the sense of smell and through the absorption into the skin.
In an aromatherapy massage these highly concentrated oils, impermeable to water, dissolve in fatty oils such as almond oil or sesame oil and are then applied to the body through the medium of massage which is soft tissue manipulation. In this way they enter the body through the skin and enter the blood stream and circulation. They can help to boost blood circulation and can have a decongesting effect upon the lymphatic system and any chestiness.
Essential oils are extracted from different parts of plants (for example, the oil from lavender is extracted only from the flowers, whereas the oil from an orange is extracted from the rind).
Essential oils are made up of molecules from different chemical groups and it is this unique combination that determine it's therapeutic effects and aroma. It is this that makes aromatherapy a treatment that can be applied to many different people as there are so many different plants and oils exerting such a wide range of therapeutic effects. Essential oils can be, for example, warming, energising and stimulating so aiding with muscle tension, lethargy, concentration and generally having an uplifting effect while other oils can be cooling, soothing and relaxing, so helping with headaches, anxiety, insomnia and digestive complaints.
An Aromatherapy treatment is aiming to help rebalance the individual at that particular time having an effect upon the person; the whole person being physical, emotional and spiritual. Each session will last about 60 minutes. In the first treatment a detailed consultation will be gone through establishing the client's general health, historical health and lifestyle and understanding the reason for the treatment and what you want to get out of it. After this the client will undress to their underwear and lie on a massage table underneath towels. The therapist will mix a blend of up to 3 essential oils in a carrier oil to best benefit that particular person and treatment. It is then massaged into skin.
Evidence varies as to the effectiveness of aromatherapy, but clients come with the following conditions, to name just a few:
Aromatherapists are not trained to make a medical diagnosis and so it is best talk to your GP to get a diagnosis before having aromatherapy. It may be that the treatment is not right for you. Aromatherapy appears to be safe, however it is best to ask your therapist if there are any risks to you for example an allergy to a certain oil.
There is currently no statutory regulation for Aromatherapy. The industry is self-regulated which means anyone can work as an aromatherapist. However there are professional associations that aromatherapsists can join and this ensures that they will be following their code of ethics as well as having relevant training and qualifications.
It is always advisable to choose an aromatherapist who has been properly trained and to make sure they have qualifications relevant to what they say and that they have relevant insurance.
Our Aromatherapy description was kindly supplied by Louise Powell.