Natural Living & Wellness Spa Aromatherapy

Spa Treatment that has a pleasing aroma and healing effect

What is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy, also known as Essential Oil Therapy, uses plant-based essential oils in various ways with the aim of holistic healing. Essential oils are extractions of the essence of a plant. The oils are extremely concentrated by means of distillation and only a very small amount is required at a time for successful therapy.

There are various ways that the essential oils are administered in aromatherapy. They can be diffused into the air, directly inhaled from the bottle or from a cloth, used in massage therapy, infused into bath water, or applied directly to the skin.

There are many different essential oils available, each with it's own list of benefits. Some of the most popular oils are derived from herbs such as rosemary and thyme, flowers such as rose and geranium, as well as eucalyptus leaves, zests of citrus fruits, woods or barks, and roots or resin.

Aromatherapy can leave you feeling calm, uplifted, energised, or decongested, depending on which oils you choose to use. It is not only used to improve your emotional well-being, but is also used to reduce the symptoms of physical ailments.

Who Will Benefit?

Aromatherapy is very efficient in improving short term health issues as well as being able to manage the symptoms of many of the more serious health problems. It is likely that you will benefit from aromatherapy if you suffer with one of the following problems.

Chronic Anxiety or Stress, Depression, Trouble Sleeping (Insomnia), Muscle Pain, Joint Pain, Respiratory Infections, Digestive Problems, PMS or Menopausal Symptoms, skin problems cancer and fatigue


What are you waiting for?

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Use Lavender or Chamomile essential oils
Use Lavender, Chamomile, Rose, or Ylang ylang essential oils.
Make use of Lavender essential oil.
Use Ginger, Turmeric, Peppermint, Lemon, Chamomile, or Eucalyptus essential oils. They help with suppressing acid-reflux, indigestion, stomach aches, nausea, morning sickness, PMS, and ulcers.
Citrus scents improve overall immune function - Orange, Lemon, or Grapefruit. They cleanse the air of fungus, bacteria, and mould. Essential oils that can help overcome allergies, sinus infections, coughs, colds, and flu include Peppermint, Rosemary, and Tea Tree.
Tea Tree, Lavender, Juniper berry, Lemon, and Orange essential oils, when spritzed, can be used to reduce dandruff, acne, toe fungus, and cellulite. These essential oils are also known to reduce itching and inflammation and improve the healing of wounds.
Use Ginger, Turmeric, or Lavender essential oils to soothe tight or tense muscles, inflamed tissue, or headaches.
Use Sandalwood, Rosemary, Geranium, or Ylang ylang essential oils.
Ginger, Lavender, Geranium, Clary Sage, and Rose essential oils help with stress reduction and pain management associated with cancer treatment.

Aromatherapy Massage

Aromatherapy Massage is a very popular part of Aromatherapy.

The massage technique is similar in style to a Swedish or deep tissue massage; with the added benefit of an essential oil added to the massage oil or lotion. People often opt for an aromatherapy massage to alleviate physical and mental stress or for muscle and joint related problems. It has also been known to reduce the discomfort of menstrual cramps and ease menopausal symptoms.

It is very important for the chosen essential oil to be diluted into a carrier oil.

Common carrier oils include sweet almond, jojoba, and coconut oil. The Natural Living Spa and Wellness Centre offers a range of aromatherapy massages. Whether you need relaxation or invigoration, one of our trained massage therapists will guide you through the process of an aromatherapy massage.

She will ensure that she checks your health history before the massage and will speak to you about the benefits of the essential oil/s being used for that particular massage. Your massage therapist will take special care not to massage over any bruises, rashes, inflammation, or unhealed skin.

If you are pregnant, please get clearance from your doctor before making an appointment for one of our aromatherapy massages.

It is also important to be aware of any allergies you may have to particular essential oils or carrier oils. Make sure that you notify your massage therapist, particularly if you have a nut allergy, as many carrier oils that are used derive from nuts.

If you have a particularly sensitive skin, it may also be necessary to do a skin test before the massage to discount any allergies.

Once you have chosen which aromatherapy massage you would like, go ahead and make a booking with us. Here is a list of our Aromatherapy Massages.

You can also make an online booking here. If this will be your first time with us, be sure to come a little earlier in order to fill out the necessary forms (health history, etc.) Also, be sure not to eat a heavy meal beforehand.

Why Should I go for a Professional Aromatherapy Massage?

Many people question why they should visit a professional for a massage. Not only are massage therapists trained to safely massage your body, but they also know which techniques are best for your desired effect.

When it comes to aromatherapy massage, it is even more important to have it done professionally because your massage therapist will know which essential oils need a carrier oil and what the correct dilution ratios are.

You can also be sure that the essential oils that they are using are therapeutic-grade oils. The massage therapists at Polokwane Spa are eager to show you the benefits of aromatherapy massage – book an appointment today, you deserve a little pampering once in a while!

Make your Aromatherapy booking today!