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    Book an Aromatherapy Massage with Holistic Angel during June to receive a free rollerball with your unique blend of Essential Oils tailored made to address your own personal needs. Apply to pulse points (temples, behind the ears, wrists and behind the knees) when required.

    Aromatherapists worldwide are celebrating and participating in Aromatherapy Awareness Week, raising awareness and promoting the health benefits of aromatherapy.

    Aromatherapy was recently highlighted in the 2019 Federation of Holistic Therapists Member Survey as one of the top three therapies demanded by clients. The essential oils used in aromatherapy are highly aromatic, readily absorbed into the body via the skin and lungs, and are believed to affect the body on all levels - physically, mentally and even emotionally/spiritually. When combined with massage, which helps to soothe away muscular tension and improve circulation, an aromatherapy treatment can be either deeply relaxing or uplifting, depending on the oils and massage techniques used by the therapist.

    Aromatherapy is used by people for a variety of reasons. Some use it to help them manage or cope with specific physical, mental or emotional problems, while others use it as means of relaxation, or to help maintain good health and a sense of general wellbeing.

    Benefits from Aromatherapy

    Pain management - Relieve and soothe & Muscular/joint pain, headaches and migraines, sinus congestion, discomforts of labour, fibromyalgia, stings, bites and sunburn.

    Mental and Emotional - Improved sleep quality, reduce stress / anxiety / irritability, restlessness and uplifting affect for depression, C.F.S.

    Respiratory problems – soothe sore throats, ease congested airways, strengthen immune system, alleviate asthma & hay fever symptoms.

    Improve digestive issues such as IBS.

    Contact Angie on 07786165008 to book

     

     

    Hormonal – PMT issues such as stomach cramps, mood swings, pre/menopausal problems.

    Aromatherapy massage and essential oils are commonly used in hospitals, hospices and other healthcare settings, to help support patients and their carers. The demand is increasing for complementary therapy in supportive and palliative care, as it provides symptom relief as well as emotional support to patients.

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    Menopause and Reflexology

    Hormones are essential for health and changing levels can affect us both physically and emotionally. As we approach the menopause, our oestrogen levels drop; oestrogen has many functions, including a direct impact on the stress hormone Cortisol. As oestrogen levels drop, cortisol levels can rise which means that adrenalin can easily be triggered in the body making us feel anxious and stressed.

    Reflexology during menopause can help regulate the hormones and glandular functions of the body.  By working with the hypothalamus and pituitary, Reflexology can help to restore balance to the endocrine system. This in turn can alleviate menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes as well as anxiety. By calming the central nervous system, sleep disturbances can also be alleviated and anxiety and stress levels reduced.

    Working on the thyroid gland, bone loss can prevented as it can help prevent calcium and phosphorus loss. Reflexology also helps the ovaries to regulate their oestrogen and the uterus to maintain its natural health and flexibility.

    A study completed in 2015 in Iran looked at the effect of Reflexology in peri-menopause and menopause that showed a reduction in hot flushes and an improvement in sleep. Reflexology has also been shown to significantly reduce anxiety.

    What happens in a treatment?

    On your first visit the therapist will conduct a full consultation with you, taking into consideration your past and present health and lifestyle. This enables the treatment to be tailored to your specific needs. You will be invited to remove your socks and shoes and to sit or lie on a comfortable treatment couch. During the session, which lasts approximately one hour, the reflexologist will massage and apply gentle pressure to the feet and/or hands, treating the whole body as well as paying specific attention to the organs and systems of the body in need of particular care.

    The effects of reflexology are cumulative and, depending on specific needs and symptoms, a course of treatments is usually recommended. Many people find it beneficial to have 4-6 weekly or fortnightly sessions initially, followed by a more general ‘maintenance’ session every 4-6 weeks.

    DIY Reflexology

    There are some simple sequences that you can learn to do at home. I recommend going to www.aor.org.uk and click on free videos to learn a few home sequences. These can be done on the hand to save you reaching your own feet!