Our aromatherapy massage combines Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue therapy techniques and a selection of natural therapeutic oils.
Relaxing, invigorating and very pampering.
AcuMedic’s aromatherapy massage is perfect for recovering from stress and all its side-effects (such as insomnia) as well as for relieving physical and emotional tension.
Aromatherapy Massage at AcuMedic in London uses your body’s ability to benefit from certain smells and combines a variety of massage techniques to deliver a full body experience. The smells come from therapeutic natural oils extracted from plants. Known as essential oils, they are applied to the skin as part of the massage treatment.
How our aromatherapy massage can help
During an aromatherapy massage the therapeutic effect of the essential oils comes from their scent but may also deliver health benefits as the oils are absorbed through the skin.
Aromatherapy massage uses a variety of essential oils and is therefore commonly used to relieve Stress, Anxiety and overcome emotional conditions.
With its potent combination of relaxing and deep tissue massage techniques, and powerful essential oils, Aromatherapy Massage can also be beneficial as part of treatment for Headaches; Migraines; Back Pain (Upper and Lower); Neck Pain; Shoulder Pain; Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Rheumatic Pain; Digestive Disorders; Asthma; and Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI).
Aromatherapy massage can also lower blood pressure; improve blood circulation and improve overall energy and mental concentration. Since the essential oils are applied directly to the body, Aromatherapy Massage can also provide necessary nourishment to the skin and improve its health and appearance.
+ How it works
Aromatherapy Massage at AcuMedic in London combines the therapeutic powers of touch with your body’s high sensitivity to smell.
Your nostrils are wired to your brain through what’s known as the limbic system which also extends into the nervous system and controls your emotions and hormones. This is the reason your smell is probably the most powerful and evocative of the five senses, and what gives Aromatherapy Massage its instant effects and versatility.
Aromatherapy works because when you smell essential oils their molecules are transmitted by your limbic system into your body where they affect your blood pressure; stress level; heart rate; breathing; immune system; digestive system and your memory.
The properties of the essential oils used in Aromatherapy Massage mean that they can also be beneficial for your skin when applied directly using the right massage movements.
Our selection of essential oils
The essential oils used in Aromatherapy Massage are chosen according to their therapeutic effects on the mind and body. There are oils which can relax you (chamomile; lavender; geranium); oils which have an uplifting effect (ylang ylang; clary sage; rose; neroli); oils which can help you feel energised and assist in detox, such as rosemary; and oils which can have a decongesting effect (eucalyptus, pine, tea tree).
What to Expect
The AcuMedic therapist will have have a brief consultation with you to understand your health needs and learn a bit about your lifestyle. The therapist will then recommend a type of massage for you (soft or vigorous) and the essential oils that can benefit you. The chosen essential oil(s) will be mixed with a massage oil and applied to the skin.
Lie down on the bed and unwind. The therapist will ease away any stress or aches you might be having by applying the necessary massage techniques (smooth and slow or deep and fast) while the essential oils nourish your skin and help you to recover as you enjoy their fragrant scents filling up the treatment room.
After the Treatment
After the Aromatherapy Massage you should feel relaxed, light but strong. Any emotional or physical tensions should be alleviated and you should be feeling an overall improvement in your well-being.
Your AcuMedic therapist will recommend essential oils for you to use as home fragrance that will be most beneficial for your health.
What our clients say
“I have booked a few sessions with your massage therapist and must say I was very impressed with his professionalism and generosity. I was particularly happy with his professional skill, which he undoubtedly turns into an art of massage. I really enjoyed them and benefited greatly from having them.”