The basis of massage is touch. All too often we are afraid to touch one another. However, research is increasingly proving the extraordinary effectiveness of touch. The warmth and security that touch engenders is necessary for survival.
The gentle touching of skin triggers hormonal reactions. Endorphins bring feelings of happiness, increase the willingness to perform, enhance the awareness of vital conciousness and intensity of our sensory perception. Healthy touching induces feelings of tenderness, of warmth and closeness. Surveys of people in hospital settings in the UK have shown the simple act of massage improved morale and hastened the rate of recovery.
Massage however is not only physical. The skilled practitioner of Holistic Aromatherapy Massage learns to “understand” the person under their hands as they have developed empathy and intuition.
Massage contains much of psychology and an Holistic Aromatherapist develops a practice recognizing the importance of listening to the client and offering a “safe place” for them as part of their healing journey. Remember, the Traditional Holistic Armoatherapist is there to help. In this way, the aromatherapy massage is as pleasant to give as it is to receive.
Essential oils are concentrated plant essences valued throughout history for their therapeutic properties. The Holistic Aromatherapist has studied these essences in great detail and uses their skill to make a blend personally for your massage. As well as the benefits of touch you will be absorbed in the aromas, including incredible feelings of well-being and relaxation.
Holistic Aromatherapy Massage may be stimulating or soothing, depending upon the speed and depth of the strokes used. Accordingly, after your massage with a beautiful aromatic blend of oils specific to your requirements, you may leave feeling ready to take on the world, or leave feeling ready to climb into your bed and take a nap. It may relieve tension and relax tight muscles, soothing away aches and pains. The headache you arrived with may disappear; you may sleep well that night. The therapist is responsible for providing a context for you, the client, in which your induced sense of well-being offers a path to recovery. The pleasure of an aromatic massage has a therapeutic effect in itself.
If you would like to experience the benefits of an Holistic Aromatherapy Massage, call me for an appointment. You won’t be disappointed!
If you would like to learn how to become an Holistic Aromatherapist in the Traditional UK trained style, please contact the School for more information. It may be the next step in your career path.