Aromatherapy is one of the most gentle and versatile of the complementary healing arts. It harnesses the natural therapeutic powers of essential oils to relieve a whole host of physical and emotional complaints ranging from stress, anxiety and fatigue through to insomnia, aches and pains and problem skin conditions.
Essential oils are extracted from aromatic flowers, leaves, bark, roots, fruits and berries. They are complex substances that have many different properties. Like any other medicine, essential oils have a powerful effect and can chemically alter the body, albeit in a completely natural way! The oils enter the body via inhalation and by absorption through the pores of the skin. Once inside they enter the bloodstream and travel to different organs and body systems where they begin to trigger healing.
It’s really important as a therapist to understand what it actually feels like to receive the treatments you give. It is also, of course, a welcome and often well-deserved treat, or sometimes a necessity. However, as I am sure most therapists will tell you, we don’t actually get many treatments as we are usually too busy!!
However, recently a lovely therapist had offered to give me a reflexology treatment (as I have been training in it) and, having taken her up on the offer, I thought I would share my experience with you.
Face Oils have been subject to much debate over the years. Do they make you break out? How do you apply them properly? Can you use them instead of moisturiser? Here is a selection of myths and truths to help you understand more about what Face Oils do and why you need to adopt this liquid gold into your daily routine!
I don’t know about you but there’s an awful lot going on right now. Life suddenly seems to have got super busy. Here was me just going along quite happily (not that I’m not happy now you understand….) and – bam – everything’s happening at once. On top of it all the central heating has broken on what is said to be the coldest week of the year so far …. damn!
Updating or even keeping your beauty routine throughout the colder months when your skin can be dry and sensitive can be challenging, but is crucial.
Knowing how and when to apply all those scrubs, serums, oils, toners and masks can be confusing. In fact according to a recent survey from Boots, nine in ten women feel overwhelmed by all the lotions and potions on the market.
So, to make life simple I’ve put together a guide below for a quick and easy go to.
Just to give you a little update on my recent holiday, following last month’s blog.
I had a fantastic birthday and, yes I did swim in the sea, but I did have a wetsuit on!
It was a glorious sunny day with calm sea and blue sky and, to be honest, I felt good to be alive.