"Being willing to listen to our bodies

 

is the first step in the journey home

 

to ourselves"

- Suzanne Scurlock-Durana

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is the practice of using the 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.

In my practice, I only use wild-crafted or pure organic oils from the most trusted distilleries in the world, many of which I have personally visited.

Research shows that anyone with the following health conditions can most likely benefit from aromatherapy:

  • Chronic stress or anxiety

  • Depression

  • Insomnia and sleep difficulties

  • Muscle pain

  • Joint pain

  • Respiratory infections

  • Digestive upset

  • Menopause symptomsPMS or 

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

  • Blood sugar fluctuations

  • Fatigue

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. 

In my Aromatherapy massage, I use light and/or deep strokes, combined with pressure points, to bring balance to and rejuvenate the body. 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.