About Aromatherapy

The therapeutic action of the essential oils when brought together with the revitalising effects of massage stimulate all of the organs in the body, plus the skin, muscles, nerves and glands. The increased circulation of the blood and lymph flow also assists with the clearing away of body toxins.

The Origins of Aromatherapy

The roots of Aromatherapy can be traced back more than 3,500 years before the birth of Christ, to a time when the use of aromatics was first recorded in human history. In reality, the history of aromatherapy is inexorably linked to the development of aromatic medicine, which in the early days was itself combined with religion, mysticism and magic.

During the period between the 18th and the 25th Dynasty (1539-657 BC), the Egyptians continued to refine their use of aromatics in incense, medicine, cosmetics, and finally perfumes. Until just a few hundred years before the birth of Christ, the Egyptian perfumery industry was celebrated as the finest in the whole of the Middle East and beyond. So great was their reputation as master perfumers, that when Julius Caesar returned home with Cleopatra after conquering Egypt around 48 BC, perfume bottles were tossed to the crowds to demonstrate his total domination over Egypt.

Healthy Living Centre Aromatherapy

Our Aromatherapy treatment in Athy looks at the reason you want a massage. A relaxing aromatherapy massage, for instance, might have lavender or bergamot, while a massage for sore muscles might include peppermint and eucalyptus. A treatment can be very helpful for stress, muscle aches or skin problems. Other possible benefits could be as pain relief, anti-inflammation, antiseptic, stimulate immune function, regenerate damaged tissue, to relieve stress and promote relaxation, calming and sedative effects, improve concentration and mental clarity, menstrual cramps and premenstrual syndrome relief (PMS), back injuries, Improves nervous conditions, headaches, anxiety and panic attacks.

What a session in Athy consists of

At a first session your therapist will take a detailed history of your previous health issues to build up a clear picture of any problems and to try and link your treatment in a holistic way to a number of your ailments. The massage itself will last about fifty minutes. It consists of massaging shoulders, back, arms, hands, legs and feet. During a treatment essential oils are mixed with a carrier (or base) oil like sweet almond, apricot kernel, or grape seed oil. The massage therapist will use up to five essential oils in a mixture, and chooses the oils based on what you need.

What you need to do

For a full body massage, men are asked to wear briefs or similar so as not to cause embarrassment. Drinking water before and after your treatment is beneficial.

An aromatherapy treatment costs €60.