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Key health benefits of Aromatherapy

Essential Oils

The health benefits of aromatherapy have been proven, and compliment the healing and rejuvenating nature of massage perfectly. Using specific essential oils in your massage treatment engages your senses and allows your body to heal from multiple influences.

Our in house Aromatherapist Nessy has gone through and picked out the top 10 proven effects of aromatherapy and essential oils are:

1. Relieves stress 2. Acts as an antidepressant 3. Boosts memory 4. Increases energy levels 5. Speeds up healing 6. Reduces headaches 7. Regulates sleep 8. Strengthens your immune system 9. Relieves pain 10. Improves digestion

Spring Retreats featured oils for the next month are:


Cedarwood essential oil is extracted through the process of steam distillation from wood pieces of the cedar wood tree. It’s a source of protection, wisdom and abundance. Cedarwood essential oil has antifungal, antiseptic, diuretic, astringent and sedative properties. It has the power to improve your skin, help with organ function, tighten muscles, improve metabolism and benefit your digestive system as well as improving your focus and wisdom. Including a cedarwood essential oil in your massage can:

• has anti-inflammatory agents • cure toothaches • strengthen gums • reduce skin irritations • relive spasms • cure acne • reduce cough • stimulate your metabolism • clean out toxins


lemongrass essential oil is used as aromatherapy in conjunction with relaxing and restorative massage techniques to relieve muscle pain, externally to kill bacteria, and reduce body aches. By using lemongrass to engage your senses you are enaging with a whole body and mind healing for health and wellness. The benefits include:

• Reduces stomach aches • Relives headaches • Alleviates abdominal and muscle pain • Kills germs • Acts as an astringent • Reduces fever • Boosts energy • Eases digestive tract spasms


Lavender is the most versatile of the essential oils. It is most commonly known for its relaxing effects on the body, and is highly regarded for the skin. It can aid in cleansing cuts, bruises, and skin irritations. The scent of lavender is calming, relaxing and balancing – physically and emotionally. The benefits of using lavender aromatherapy in your massage are: • Reduce anxiety and emotional stress • Protect against diabetes symptoms • Improve brain function • Help to heal burns and wounds • Improve sleep • Alleviate nausea • Restore skin complexion and reduce acne • Slow aging with powerful antioxidants • Relieve pain • Alleviate headaches

Book in to experience the indulgence and incredible health benefits of an aromatherapy massage this week, and see how our therapists can provide you with a rejuvenating experience to improve your health and wellness in your daily life.


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