If counselling is not for you we also offer a range of complimentary therapies with qualified therapists.
What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy uses pure essential oil botanical extracts for therapeutic and clinical effects. Historical and anecdotal evidence supports the use of essential oils spanning over 3,000 years.
Aromatherapy is very popular today for stress relief. The calming, soothing, balancing and anxiety-reducing benefits of essential oils makes aromatherapy very effective for treating stress, anxiety and insomnia.
Some of the methods of aromatherapy include aerial diffusion (typically with an oil burner), topical application, and inhalation.
Aromatherapy treatments can be incorporated into a massage treatment. Massage is another stress-relieving technique that commonly employs essential oils, incorporating touch and the physical manipulation of joints and muscles to relieve tension and stress. Massage allows the therapeutic effects of the essential oils to be absorbed into the body as well through the nasal passage to support the calming of the mind.
Most people experiencing anxiety and stress carry a tremendous amount of tension in their body. Massage enables this tension to be released while the use of essential oils further aids relaxation.
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a holistic therapy based on the discovery that there are points on the hands and feet that correspond with the bodies organs, structures and systems. Each corresponding point within the hand or foot is defined as the ‘reflex’.
The theory is that reflexology helps the body to restore its balance naturally. Usually, after a treatment tension is reduced and relaxation is promoted. It has also been found that sleep patterns improve along with an enhanced mood and state of well-being.
One of the most common uses for this type of therapy is to help treat stress and anxiety.
The reflexologist will palpate system “blockages” on the foot. It is thought that in palpating such regions the reflexologist is able to assist homeostasis by improving blood and lymph flow, reducing muscular and psychological tension and promoting the elimination of waste products.