Frequently asked questions

Is aromatherapy suitable for everyone?

Yes it is suitable for everyone other than newborn babies. Your aromatherapy treatment is customised to your individual needs according to your preferences and medical information you give on the consultation questionnaire. For example, we use diluted blends for certain people or conditions and will avoid specific essential oils if these are contraindicated. If, for some reason, massage is not appropriate, we can find another way to use the essential oils for you or we could do a massage with just the carrier oil.

I have allergies. Can I use essential oils?

There are many different essential oils and so we will endeavour to find an appropriate oil which does not cause you a problem or we could do a massage using just a carrier oil. We can use nut-free carrier oils for any clients who have a nut allergy.

Which body areas do you massage?

Our massage "menu" is back and shoulders, legs and feet, abdomen, arms and hands, upper chest and neck, and face and head. You can choose as much or as little from the list appropriate to the duration of the massage you choose. Be aware that you will need to allow extra time if you would like the aromatic acupressure face massage.

What does the face and head massage involve?

You could have a standard face massage as part of an overall treatment. Additionally, we offer an aromatic acupressure face and head massage which takes a minimum of 35 minutes and a maximum of 45 minutes. This involves using a separate blend of essential oils in a more luxurious carrier oil to nourish the delicate skin of the face. The massage incoporates the stimulation of acupressure points on the scalp, face and upper chest. The scalp massage means your hair will become oily - consider it as a lovely conditioning oil treatment for your hair!

Will I need to remove my clothes for the massage?

Yes you will need to remove the clothes from the relevant parts of your body. The treatment is very discrete.

Do I need to do anything to prepare for my therapy session?

It would be best if you avoided a heavy meal for at least 2 hours before the treatment and also avoided alcohol and/or any other intoxicating substances.

And how will I feel after the massage?

You should feel more relaxed and calm. We advise that you take it easy afterwards, keep hydrated and, if you can, have an early night. Many clients report that they sleep well after a treatment. You will be given a leaflet on aftercare advice that will help you make the most of your treatment.

"To anyone who still has the slightest hesitation about elementals, I would say ‘go and try it for yourself’!  I signed up as a volunteer for massages and returned for several sessions.  I greatly enjoyed the massages, found them very relaxing, soothing and helpful.  Hazel took the time to ask questions and listen, and she also gave precious advice on the various oils and their uses.  I discovered elementals and also a friend!  Thank you Hazel!”

- Anna -


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