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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.

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jo kellett

Jo Kellett - Aromatherapist

I have been an Aromatherapist for 20 years and run a successful private practice 'from the seed' in Brighton specialising in women's health

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Theo Theodoris

Theo Theodoris - Aromatherapist

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]

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Sports Therapy
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Katie Taylor

Katie Taylor - Aromatherapist

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]

Abdominal Sacral Massage
Aromatherapy
Fascial Stretch Therapy
Indian Head Massage
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Massage Therapy
Myofascial Release
Scar Tissue Release
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Deborah McRorie

Deborah McRorie - Aromatherapist

My name is Deborah and I practice Aromatherapy Massage, Indian Head Massage and Reiki Healing.

I qualified 2002-2006 with VTCT and am a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) MICHT

My prices vary from £20 - £52

All essential oils are blended to suit the client's individual needs.

Evening and weekend bookings also... [read more]

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Indian Head Massage
Reiki
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Verified Therapist Maureen Anderson-Smith

Maureen Anderson-Smith - Aromatherapist

Beulah Tempora - Therapy Boutique is a complementary and holistic therapy clinic, based in the Manchester, UK.

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Jan Thomson

Jan Thomson - Aromatherapist

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]

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Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Massage Therapy
Reflexology
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Lulu Mccowan

Lulu Mccowan - Aromatherapist

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]

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Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Massage Therapy
Reflexology
Reiki
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Ali Cook

Ali Cook - Aromatherapist

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]

Abdominal Sacral Massage
Aromatherapy
Indian Head Massage
Massage Therapy
Myofascial Release
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Lorraine Paxman

Lorraine Paxman - Aromatherapist

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]

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Colon Hydrotherapy
Indian Head Massage
Reflexology
Reiki
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Sarah Church

Sarah Church - Aromatherapist

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]

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Massage Therapy
Meditation
Mindfulness
Reiki
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Sharon Mountford

Sharon Mountford - Aromatherapist

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]

Abdominal Sacral Massage
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Colon Hydrotherapy
Crystal Therapy
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Herbal Medicine
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Thermo Auricular Therapy (Ear Candling)
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Andy Brown

Andy Brown - Aromatherapist

Hello! My name is Andy and I am an experienced (11 years+), sensitive and friendly holistic/massage therapist, operating from a haven of peace and tranquillity, in a specially designed studio in the basement of my home. I am VTCT level 3 qualified and use a variety of massage styles, including a... [read more]

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Indian Head Massage
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Massage Therapy
Reiki
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Verified Therapist Lyn Boden

Lyn Boden - Aromatherapist

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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Indian Head Massage
Massage Therapy
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Reflexology
Reiki
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Daniela Brusik

Daniela Brusik - Aromatherapist

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]

Acupressure
Aromatherapy
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Massage Therapy
Reflexology
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Sakina Bradbury

Sakina Bradbury - Aromatherapist

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]

Acupressure
Aromatherapy
Homeopathy
Indian Head Massage
Massage Therapy
NLP
Reflexology
Sports Therapy
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Val WATTS

Val Watts - Aromatherapist

In my practice patients are the centre of their own treatment. Previous training in counselling and working with young people enhances my philosophy of the way healthcare should be delivered. I can listen and am happy to discuss possible treatment before the consultation process.

Aromatherapy
Craniosacral Therapy
Indian Head Massage
Massage Therapy
Osteopathy
Reiki
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Phillippa  Parker

Phillippa  Parker - Aromatherapist

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

Hot stones
Warm bamboo
Indian head
Pregnancy massage
Relaxing aroma
Thai foot massage
Deep tissue
Sports


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Indian Head Massage
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
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Reflexology
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Thermo Auricular Therapy (Ear Candling)
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Paddy Jones

Paddy Jones - Aromatherapist

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

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Hypnotherapy
Massage Therapy
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Ruth Pretty

Ruth Pretty - Aromatherapist

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]

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Kathy  Newman

Kathy  Newman - Aromatherapist

Are you struggling with stress, anxiety, illness, pain? Then why not let Amazing Life Balance support you on your natural holistic journey by exploring natural alternatives to true lasting health, vitality and overall wellness. Kathy offers a gentle but powerful Spinal Energy Technique, a beautiful Reiki or Reconnective Healing session,... [read more]

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Energy Medicine
Life Coaching
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Katherine Bolton

Katherine Bolton - Aromatherapist

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]

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Counselling
Crystal Therapy
Emotional Freedom Technique
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Indian Head Massage
Life Coaching
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Reflexology
Reiki
Thermo Auricular Therapy (Ear Candling)
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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:

  • chronic pain
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • insomnia

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.

  • Aromatherapists and Allied Practitioners Association (AAPA)
  • International Federation of Aromatherapists (IFA)
  • International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA)

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.