Updated: Feb 28, 2022
Some of my earliest memories from my childhood is picking honey suckle from the garden and being slightly obsessed with how sweet the aroma smelt. The whole garden smelling heavy of this, whilst the flowers bathed in the sun. That aroma now helps me feel calm and balanced and ready for any challenges that come my way. Every time I smell it, it takes me back to those incredible, hot summer days that seemed to last a life-time. Playing for hours in the garden with my big brother in gorgeous Dorset.
And that's the magic of Aromatherapy! Our amazing primal instincts are connected to the power of smell and evokes all kinds of emotions. This also keeps us safe. For example if we smell burning we know there must be a fire and we act on it.
How we smell :
When inhaling aromas the molecules go on a journey passing over the olfactory cell receptors in the nose, which send messages through to the limbic system. This is part of the brain that controls emotions. Our brain learns to associate a smell with a feeling, which evokes our emotions and memories, causing a physiological response in our bodies. It is said that our brain can remember up to 50,000 smells!! which is an insane amount!
The brain also reacts to different chemicals in the aromas, helping people to enhance there mood and gain desired therapeutic effects. This is what us qualified aromatherapists specialise in. We blend essential oils safely, whilst creating beautiful bespoke blends to re-balance the body and mind. For me aromatherapy is an art, not just a science.
Aromatherapy massage treatment:
When booking an aromatherapy massage, you'll be required to complete a health consultation to help me safely choose essential oils for you. A bespoke essential oil blend will then be safely created for your own specific needs.