What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is the use of pure essential oil to calm, balance and rejuvenate body, mind and spirit, to maintain health and prevent illness. As a complementary therapy, aromatherapy makes use of essential oils and massage to treat a wide range of ailments including stress. Aromatherapists use natural ingredients found in herbs, flowers, plants, and fruits, these ingredients are known as essential oils.
What are essential oils?
Essential oils are natural; they work in harmony with the body with little or no side effects. They can be broadly grouped into three categories according to their general effects. Those which are relaxing and calming, those which are stimulating and those with a therapeutic effect. It is the task of the aromatherapist to identify which combinations of oils are needed and how to administer them to the client to achieve the best therapeutic effect. All essential oils used are guaranteed to be 100% pure.
What happens during my first consultation?
When seeing a patient for the first time the aromatherapist will take a full medical history, ask about work, leisure and social activities. This information will be considered when choosing which aromatherapy oils to be used and what method of application is best.
What form will the treatment take?
The most common form of treatment is to apply the oils to the body by massage, although they can be used in creams, lotions, baths, compresses or by inhalatior A full body massage will take approximately one hour. The aromatherapist will supply all equipment and oils needed to carry out treatment.
Who are Clinical Aromatherapists?
Clinical aromatherapists are highly trained professional practitioners. This involves training at a registered school for at least 12 months along with several examinations in anatomy and physiology, essential oils, their medical use and massage treatments. Success results in membership to either International Federation of Aromatherapists or International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists. Markland Complementary Therapy Centre only uses practitioners of this standard. They are highly competent and fully insured.
What type of conditions do Aromatherapists treat?
Although best known for relaxation, clinical aromatherapists can treat medical conditions along side or in replacement of conventional medicine. They can also help people involved in physical activities, either at work or leisure, with remedial massage.
Markland Complementary Therapy Centre, Dalton House, 33 Leigh Road, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2JE   Tel: 01942 841088