Serene Massage uses pure Australian 100% essential oils which can act as a complimentary therapy to modern medicine.
The word "Aromatherapie: was not coined until 1928, when French chemist Rene-Maurice Gattefosse, discovered the powerful healing qualities of essential oils, (more specifically lavender) following the burning of his hand in a laboratory accident.
Another Frenchman, Army Surgeon, Jean Valnet, continued on with Gattefosse's work and used essential oils extensively in the treatment of severe burns and battle wounds. Up until the 2nd World War, lemon and thyme essential oils were still being used to sterilise surgical instruments!
Doctor Valnet's classic text "Aromatherapie" translated into English as ""The Practice of Aromatherapy" has been reprinted nine times and is considered by many as the Aromatherapist's bible. The first book on the subject, "The Art of Aromatherapy" by Robert Tisserand was not until 1977.
Essential oils are the "life blood" of plants and the corner stone of Aromatherapy. They are extracted from various parts of the plant, for example lavender essential oil is produced by distilling the plant's flowering tops; citrus oils are expressed (or squeezed) from the rind of the fruit; and sandalwood is distilled from the wood of the tree. Other essential oils are extracted from leaves, seeds, roots or resin of a plant.
Essential oils dynamic and chemically complex substances all possess a vibrant quality and distinctive fragrance. In spite of their name, essential oils are non-oily, soluble in fats, such as carrier oils, but not readily dissolved in water. Pure essential oils can be up to 70 times more concentrated than the original plant source and absorption into the blood stream commences within a fraction of a second of application.
Pure essential oils should not be confused with "fragrance" oils which are synthetic copies of the real thing and have no therapeutic value.
Essential oils enter the body via the millions of scent-sensitive (olfactory) cells lining the nose or through the skin , as in massage or water treatments.
Aromatherapy massage is designed to maximise the benefits of essential oils by using a combination of different movements and techniques such as lymphatic drainage which facilitates and assists the elimination of toxins, and Swedish massage techniques that improve circulation, increase mobility and reduces pain. Aromatherapy massage is very relaxing and eases stress and tension in the body and mind. It promotes healthy sleep patterns and can be extremely effective in treating emotional imbalance, including depression.
The unique and complex combination of chemicals in the individual essential oils are transported throughout the body via the bloodstream, enhancing the body's own healing mechanisms and then eliminated without leaving harmful residue or creating unwanted side effects.
30 min ..............................$50
60 min ..............................$80
90 min ..............................$110
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