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Reiki, Bach Flower Therapy, Indian Head Massage, No Hands Massage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy.
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There are a multitude of different types of massage and personal preferences and the underlying reasons for booking a massage will dictate the choice. Maybe you need a massage that will help ease a sports injury, or perhaps even a prenatal massage (normally only after the first trimester) to reduce body aches, reduce stress and ease muscle tension?
Aromatherapy massage is a soft, gentle massage that is combined with the use of essential oils, diluted with a carrier oil, to provide an element of emotional healing. Aromatherapy massage, as many other complementary therapies, should be used alongside conventional medical treatment. They are not intended to treat or cure health conditions. Nonetheless, many people find an aromatherapy massage can help:
boost your mood
reduce stress and anxiety
reduce symptoms of depression
relieve muscle tension
Essential oils (normally!) smell delightful, but do speak to your aromatherapist before choosing an oil: they all have different properties and provide different benefits and, as you are having the massage, you will absorb the oils through your skin and inhale the essence which can also set off a chemical reaction. If you just want a relaxing, self-indulgent massage, then choosing your favourite smell is fine; but if you are looking for other benefits you may well be advised to make an alternative choice.
Whilst there is still much debate in the medical profession as to whether aromatherapy massage ‘just smells nice’ or has measurable benefits, many hospices, for example, offer aromatherapy massage because it promotes relaxation and eases tension. But when one considers that Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, was reported to have said “the way to health is to have an aromatic bath and scented massage every day, ” that is probably enough to warrant you picking up the phone and booking an appointment with one of our wonderful aromatherapists in Southend
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