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Aromatherapy Facial Massage

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Holistic &/or Aromatherapy Holistic Facial is a very relaxing treatment, it concentrates on the upper body, neck and face. As essential oils have penetrative properties this makes them excellent moisturises to incorporate into the facial routine.

The facial skin is the most delicate skin on the body and having a good cleansing routine can really help the skin stay in good condition and draining the lymph also helps to filter out the waste products.

Lymphatic drainage & pressure points

When the lymphatic system becomes blocked, lymphatic fluid builds up and stagnates, causing the entire system to become toxic. Manual lymphatic drainage massage to the face helps clear the blockages, eliminates excess fluid, metabolic wastes and toxins from the body. By massaging certain pressure points the facial muscle tissue is stimulated and the whole body will respond to treatment. Finger pressure on the facial meridians and pressure points also helps to release any blockages in the body's energy flow.

 

What the treatment includes:
  • Cleanser

  • Toner

  • Facial massage with essential oils

  • Hot towel

  • Facial mask

  • Arm massage while the mask sets

  • Moisturise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regular aromatherapy facial massage is also very good for keeping wrinkles at bay by the massage techniques applied. Pressure point massage will gently stimulate and balance body energies, encouraging relaxation, stress relief and to promote a wonderful sense of well-being. With their wide range of properties, this means there is always the right essential oil for the right condition.

Muscles - Our facial muscles are in constant use for smiling, frowning, crying, eating, yawning etc.. Over time, this can cause accumulated tension which restricts the blood vessels, causing reduced blood and lymph circulation to the facial tissues. This prevents the efficient removal of waste products and reduces the amount of oxygen & nutrients being received. Facial massage reduces muscle tension and improves the flow of the lymph and the blood.

Nervous System-Touch has an immediate and beneficial effect on our emotions. Our nervous systems govern the way we react to our environment and regulate our bodily systems. Facial massage can help to calm and soothe our nervous system, aiding relaxations & promoting a positive outlook as well as balancing our bodily functions.

Circulation - Facial massage boosts lymphatic drainage and blood circulation. The lymph vessels are very close to the facial skin's surface and the gentle stoking used during this massage technique has a major effect on improving grey, puffy or saggy skin.

Skin - Our skin is made up of connective tissue formed from collagen & elastin. These weave together and form a flexible, webbed structure. Over time and as we age, these fibres lock together and the skin loses its elasticity. Facial massage helps to promote lost skin flexibility by gently toning these fibres and promoting suppleness and mobility.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holistic Facials can also benefit people with the conditions below:

  • Sinusitis

  • Coughs and Colds

  • Headaches

  • Migraines

  • Skin conditions

  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Insomnia

  • Fatigue

  • Poor circulation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aromatherapy Facial Frequently asked questions:

Q. Is an aromatherapy facial treatment safe?

A. Yes, Aromatherapy treatments are completely safe when provided by fully qualified therapists. The aromatherapy oil provided is blended for the individuals conditions and the synergy is never to overpowering or too strong for the skin. A 2% blend is provided for the body and a 1% blend for the face. A full consultation of the client will be completed first to ensure there are no contra indications before the treatment.

Q.Can both men and woman have aromatherapy facial treatments?

A. Yes aromatherapy is a treatment designed for both men and woman.

Q. Will I be kept modest at all times during my treatment?

A. Yes, Clients who are treated maintain their modesty and privacy by towels at all times during the treatment. The treatment rooms also provide sufficient privacy at all times. The therapist will leave the room whilst the client undresses for their treatment.

Q.Can I have aromatherapy facial treatments whilst I am pregnant?

A.Yes, We treat clients after the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. However we do avoid using certain essential oils and some techniques are avoided during the treatment.

Q. How soon will I feel the effects?

A. Many clients feel the effects immediately. This feeling may last up to several weeks.

Q.Is there any after care advice for after the treatment

A. Yes,

  • Avoid a bath/shower for 24 hours after treatment... Why?
  • This allows penetration of the essential oil. The oil can take up to an hour to just absorb through the skin.

  • Do not sunbathe or use a sun bed/shower 24 hours after treatment... Why?
  • If the oil used is photo toxic this may cause the skin to burn.

  • If you feel tired - rest after treatment... Why?
  • This ensures the body to heal itself.

  • Drink plenty of water or herbal teas. Why?
  • This speeds up the removal of toxins from the body.

  • Coffee, tea and cola should be avoided after the treatment. Why?
  • These contain caffeine which stimulates the body and will not help the client relax.

  • Do not smoke or drink alcohol for around 24 hours after treatment. Why?
  • As the treatments is detoxifying, drinking and smoking will reintroduce toxins to the body.

  • Heavy meals should be avoided immediately after the treatment. Why?
  • Blood is diverted to the gut to help digestion and this will divert energy away from the healing process, light meals are ideal.

  • Futher treatments may be recommended. Why?
  • Further treatments for certan client's, with particular conditions may be helpful.

  • Regular exercise, postural exercise and relaxation classes are advised such as:
    Swimming, yoga, water aerobics, fitness classes & eat a healthy, balanced diet. Why?
  • Reduces the amount of toxins, enabling more efficient functioning of the organs.

Aromatherapy Facial Massage Therapist at the Centre

Ruth Keziah

Joanne Britton

Other forms of Massage available

Aromatherapy Massage

Body Massage (general) Swedish

Hot Stone Massage

Indian Head Massage

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Sports Massage (Remedial Massage)

Traditional Thai Massage

Traditional Thai Foot Massage

Other Related Therapies

Shiatsu (Acupressure Massage)

Reflexology