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Mental Health Awareness Week and Aromatherapy

The 18-24 May is Mental Health Awareness Week and right now more than ever, with everything thing that is going on our mental health is so important.   
It has been estimated that 1 in 4 adults in the UK will experience mental health issues during 2020, but that figure will probably rise due to the current covid-19 pandemic and the effect it has had on our lives. Before corona virus hit, our fast-paced lives had become one of the main reason that so many of us were struggling with our mental health.

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The Safe Use Of Essential Oils at Home

I am often asked about using essential oils safely at home. My first response is always check the oils you are considering using- most modern essential oils should have an expiry date so check this. Essential oils are a natural product and do not contain preservatives so anything out of date should not be used on the skin as there is a risk of skin irritation. 
Once you have established that the oils are in date check where you store them. Essential oils should be kept in their original dark coloured bottles.

My Top Three Essential Oils

The most difficult question you can ask any Aromatherapist is ‘What are your Top Three oils?’, but I’ll give it a go!
My number one oil can change daily depending on my mood and who I am working with at the time. I might open a tiny bottle of an essential not used for a while and think ’this has got to be my favourite, why have I neglected it for so long?’, then that can all change the next day!
Having said that I nearly always return to the classic oil Frankincense, mainly because of its power to visibly calm and comfort.

Muscle Tension

Muscular Tension
Overused and overextended muscles cause tension. Any movement we make, no matter how small, involves muscles tensing and flexing. Any activity that entails repetitive movement from tapping away on a laptop to swinging a golf club, or during periods of stress and anxiety, can result in tight muscles that are ‘stuck’ in a tense state. Once these muscles refuse to relax they weaken and circulation of blood and lymph is impaired.
Once a muscle becomes inflexible it is very difficult to release it.

Aromatherapy: A Natural Aid to a Good Nights Sleep

Aromatherapy: A Natural Aid to a Good Night’s Sleep

We spend one- third of our lives asleep. Sleep is as vital to humans as the air we breathe and the food we eat. Without sleep we become ill as good quality sleep helps our brain function, gives us a general feeling of well-being, aids our concentration, improves memory and mood and boosts our immune system. Most people function on far less sleep than they really need, this is due to modern lifestyles affecting our sleep patterns.

Aromatherapy offers a safe and natural aid to sleep problems without any of the side-effects sometimes experienced with sleeping tablets.

Aromatherapy for Exams and Studying

As we enter the summer term students of all ages are burning the midnight oil working towards their exams. Anything that can help during this busy time is always appreciated and believe it or not aromatherapy can help in its own way. Carefully selected essential oils can boost your productivity and your health. Inhalation of an agreeable aroma can cause many changes to the body, helping to relax, stimulate and regulate many of our bodily systems.

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years, by many cultures, for improving mental activity and strengthening the memory.

Essential Oils for Winter Well-Being

As the temperatures  plummet we do not automatically think of reaching for essential oils to help keep warm, however there are a group of essential oils that can be described as being ‘warming’ to the body. These oils have a rubefacient effect on the body which means that when they are applied topically they cause the dilation of capillaries and an increase in blood circulation which brings heat to the area and can significantly ease aches and pains.

Such essential oils not only bring heat to the areas applied but they can awaken dull senses, lift the spirits, they can stimulate sluggish circulation and digestion and many of these warming oils also have emollient properties helping to calm and soothe dry, irritated skin that can often occur during the colder months.

New Year Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture Offer

New Year offer!

For January and February 2015


one-off treatment half price- Now £42.50  (was £85) 

£50 off Initial course of 6- Now £275 (was £325)

£65 for follow up treatments

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
 Also known as cosmetic acupuncture, facial enhancement acupuncture or acupuncture facelift.

 This type of acupuncture is part of Microsystem acupuncture which concentrates on the face, scalp and auricular (ear) areas. It is a non-surgical method of slowing down and reducing the ageing process. Ultra-fine, hair-like needles are inserted into the skin at various acupuncture points on the face and head, needling these specific points creates a direct manipulation on the body’s energy system, helping to balance and energise the body as required as well as removing blockages along the energy pathways (meridians) According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) many meridians begin and end in the face, making Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture a truly holistic therapy as it treats the whole person.