Category Archives: Aromatherapy

Winter weather

I’d just like to remind everyone that not only is it cold out there (and colder than usual inside here!) but it is also very, very dry. The humidity indicator in my hall is reading 30% which is very low … Continue reading

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The holistic approach to health

Recently someone who asked me what I did as work said he had no idea what a holistic therapist was.  What exactly is a holistic approach to health?  In my book it’s looking at the whole picture when you become … Continue reading

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Plant spirits

We’ve just got back from Corsica which is the most beautiful place I’ve ever been.  Having previously stayed near Calvi in the Northwest and Porto Vecchio in the Southeast, this time we choose to spend a week just over the … Continue reading

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School aromatherapy day

Last week I spent a day in a local school doing aromatherapy with some of the pupils.  We looked at where different essential oils come from and why we might use them.  We sniffed a lot of oils and their … Continue reading

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What’s ahead in 2016?

The winter solstice is an appropriate time to think about what’s happened in the past year and what we hope will come in the next. 2015 has been a busy year for me and I hope 2016 will be too. … Continue reading

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Which treatment is best for me?

My road to becoming a holistic therapist began when I first had a reflexology treatment – I’d always liked a bit of a foot massage and was very grateful when my birthday turned up a voucher for a local treatment.  … Continue reading

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Resources – further reading if you’re interested

There are an awful lot of books available on the topics of holistic therapies, chakras, subtle energy and the like and it’s really difficult to find out which are any good without developing a very expensive book habit like mine.  … Continue reading

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The origins of aromatherapy

Since aromatherapy is a relatively modern term, its history must be seen as linked with the use of aromatic and medicinal plants throughout time.  Plants and people have evolved together on the planet and since prehistory people have been utilising … Continue reading

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The benefits of massage

Massage is sometimes called “therapeutic touch” and stems from the most natural instinctive impulse to touch or stroke ourselves or another to reassure, calm, signal attention and caring and seek to relieve pain or suffering. Touch between people is a … Continue reading

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