Aromatherapy uses blended essential oils specific to you, applied in a manner which suits your individual needs.
Sandra at Essential Thyme is a qualified Clinical Aromatherapist and has studied and still studying more about essential oils and how they work with the body and help with certain medical conditions.
Most people initially think of aromatherapy as a massage for relaxing and to de-stress, which yes it can, but it can also be so much more. There are essential oils to help with a multitude of symptoms and conditions.
The Essential oils are found from flowers, leaves, bark, roots, wood, fruit – basically any part of a plant can produce an essential oil but not all plants produce a safe essential oil. The main purpose of the oil is to help the plant defend itself from predators, the healing properties they offer is an added bonus. But we must always remember that essential oils are still classed as toxic and can cause harm if not used in the correct way.
Aromatherapy makes use of blended essential oils that can be applied through massage, steam inhalation or by using hot/cold compresses – determined by your individual needs.
Essential oils work best when applied by a qualified and skilled therapist, so when visiting Essential Thyme, on your first visit you will receive a full consultation. This consultation is important as covers your medical history and records any medications you may be using. Only then will your therapist create the blend (or blends) of essential oils that will work best for you.
We use a number of different essential oils in aromatherapy. Some examples of the essential oils and their benefits (when in the hands of a qualified aromatherapist):
Lavender – helps with sleep
Chamomile – helps with relaxation and has anti-inflammatory uses
Ravensara – anti-viral, anti-inflammatory and can help with congestion.
Nutmeg – muscle-warming
Lime – uplifting, mood-boosting and can help to combat tiredness.
Bergamot – uplifting and anti-congestive. Bergamot can also be found in Earl Grey tea!
Clinical aromatherapy is natural, non-invasive and therapeutic; and is equally effective at reducing mental stress and relieving physical tensions from your body.