Aromatherapy & Massage
Aromatherapy Massage on back
Aromatherapy Massage on foot
Aromatherapy Oily Massage on leg

"I have had a number of aromatherapy treatments with Lutfiye and found them to be a truly relaxing and uplifting experience. She puts you at your ease from the beginning of the session and you are made to feel relaxed and looked after in the best possible way. After the initial consultation Lut selects the specific oils she thinks will suit you and your individual needs and she then applies them with skill and intuition. She has a magical touch and the combination of her skill and the wonderful aromas of the oils are guaranteed to unwind even the most stressed out body!"  Sarah. L

What is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is the practice of using natural oils extracted from aromatic plants to enhance psychological and physical well-being. Different plants have many different medicinal properties that are beneficial to humans, and the production and use of essential oils is a means to target, augment, and take advantage of these properties.

 

Aromatherapy is designed to treat the whole person, and not just the symptom or disease, by assisting the body's natural ability to balance, regulate, heal and maintain itself. It can be practised through direct inhalation, in a bath, or through massage by applying the oils onto the skin. The oils used in the massage help to boost energy levels and strengthen the immune system. ​

What is my promise?

In my Practice, I pay great attention to the authenticity of oils, and strictly follow the guidelines on purchasing, ensuring the quality isn’t compromised. I have a clear understanding of the chemical composition of the essential oils due to my scientific background, and through my training in Clinical Aromatherapy I gained knowledge of the therapeutic aspect of the oils. Based on your medical history, your needs and expectation, I am able to mix the appropriate oil blend for your massage.

Pouring Aromatherapy oil on patient's back

Therapeutic  Aromatherapy Massage

Massage therapy, combined with essential oils, stimulates positive emotions and relaxation, equipping clients with coping mechanisms for many other health issues. The skin absorbs essential oils, maintaining suppleness, offers pain relief, and the aroma’s mental stimulation provides the ultimate massage session.

How to use appropriate massage strokes?

The pressure during the treatment may vary from light to strong, but that depends on your reason for seeking treatment. For example, if you are having difficulties relaxing or sleeping, light pressure massage will be appropriate, whereas, if you have muscle tension and some aches, deeper pressure massage will be more effective. Depending on your condition, my Aromatherapy massage may include light and deep strokes, combined with Acu-pressure points, to bring balance to and rejuvenate the body.

Benefits of Aromatherapy

  • Chronic stress or anxiety

  • Depression

  • Insomnia and sleep difficulties

  • Muscle pain

  • Joint pain

  • Respiratory infections

  • Digestive upset

  • Menopause symptoms, PMS

  • Skin problems or disorders, including bites, rashes, bruising, cellulite or acne

  • Blood sugar fluctuations

  • Fatigue

My Aromatherapy Oils in LOndon Clinic

"Lut’s massages are amazing! She knows what’s going to hurt and manages to get to every bit that does. Not too soft but not too hard that it’s too painful. I always feel so much better after one. I think my body would be a wreck without her. She’s also a really lovely person, who wants you to feel as good as possible!"

Naveena. K

What is Deep Tissue Massage?

 

Deep tissue massage is used mainly for the relief of chronic pain from strains and other injuries, often these are sports related. Slow, deep strokes of sustained pressure reach the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues and help to break up scar tissue from past injuries. Muscle tension releases, blood flow can increase and inflammation reduce, and so promoting faster healing.

What are the benefits of Deep Tissue Massage?

Deep tissue massage offers both physical and psychological benefits. Unlike other massage techniques that focus on relaxation, deep tissue massage helps to relieve muscle pain and stiffness. It can still also help you to unwind mentally, too.
People have reported that deep tissue massage helps with:

Therapist preparing Essential Oil blend using natural and organic oils
LAdy receving massage on back

How does Aromatherapy work?

Aromatherapy works by stimulating receptors in the nose responsible for smell, and sends messages by olfactory cells to the part of the brain that controls the drive for survival, emotions, and instinct called the limbic system. The olfactory cells recognise scents as specific aromatic molecules that fit into receptors on these cells. Although not fully understood, scientists believe that these nerve signals’ cause powerful mood changes in response to particular smells.

Display of aromatherapy oils

How can Aromatherapy be used most effectively? 

The therapeutic activity of an Essential oil is determined by its quality and purity. If it is not therapeutically active it will not work effectively in Aromatherapy, so you won't get the benefits you expect, deserve, and have paid for. The tiny aromatic molecules in the essential oils are readily absorbed via the skin and, since the oils travel through the blood stream, it is important to use pure, therapeutic-grade oils rather than those with synthetic ingredients or fragrances.

Pure Essential Oil Blend in a bottle branded by Healing The Eseence
Rose Oil Extraction Plant in Turkey

The Quality of Essential Oils Impacts Therapeutic Value and Safety.

I carefully consider the factors below when purchasing the oils.

  • Where was the plant grown? Lavender is a great example. The higher the altitude the greater concentration of the linalyl acetate (another ester that packs a powerful anti-inflammatory punch).

  • What part of the plant was used? The active constituents are usually concentrated in one part of the plant. 

  • How was the plant grown? Organically? Pesticide-free? As environmentally aware aromatherapists, certified organic is always preferred for people and the planet.

  • What is the climate of where the plant was grown? Plants thrive where they like to grow … just like us. If they are grown outside their comfort zone, the plant does not develop the full array of the chemical constituents at the level that is most effective.

  • How was the plant harvested? Ethically? Sustainably? Ethical, sustainable harvesting adds to the power of the essential oil

  • When was the plant harvested? You would not harvest your carrots while they are still as thin as pencils, the same with essential oil plants. They are “ripe” when they have produced the most efficacious levels of the beneficial constituents.

  • How was the essential oil produced? Some plants like jasmine J. grandiflorum will not yield their aromatic molecules to steam so are best not distilled.