Pulfer Holistic Therapies

Aromatherapy Massage Leeds

With powerful essential oils and massage techniques that include long flowing strokes (effleurage) and acupressure your body can unwind and your senses soothed. Aromatherapy massage harnesses the power of plants combined with expert massage to create a deeply relaxing and nourishing treatment. 

Through a variety of methods, numerous plants have been distilled to produce essential oils. These oils contain unique properties with different effects. Some may conjure up memories that lay dormant for years, others induce a feeling of warmth or may send a zingy sensation down your spine, some may work wonders for your skin and hair or soothe aching muscles and joints. Whatever your reason for booking an appointment there will be an oil to complement your mood, or enhance another, or bring about therapeutic benefits to ailments. 

Aromatherapy Leeds

Aromatherapy Massage Leeds prices

  • 75 minutes £55
  •  90 minutes £65
Using the specific properties of the oils we blend a selection to meet your needs on the day. This could be a dry skin complaint, aching muscles, a desire to feel calmer, or any number of other things aromatherapy may help with.

Unique aromatherapy blends can be created for you or loved one after a brief consultation at the Therapy Suite in Garforth, Leeds. From this consultation essential oils will be selected and blended with a base oil (usually grape seed oil though others are available) and carefully bottled. This costs £10 per 100ml depending on the essential oils used.

Booking

To book please call or text 07949 772713 or email amy@pulferholistics.com. I work Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays morning until the evening and Saturdays until 2.30pm.

What to Expect

Pulfer Holistic Therapies is based in the offices that surround a local boutique gym called Premier World Fitness. There is plenty of parking and you use the side door to buzz Suite 3 which is on the first floor, I will meet you at the top of the stairs. On your first visit please arrive no earlier than the appointment time as I may have someone in the room and the buzzer is quite loud!

We then sit down and go through a consultation form. We talk about current and passed health details – anything that may be useful to your treatment on the day. Then, we select some oils and create a blend just for you. You are given privacy to undress and position yourself on the massage couch with a towel for your comfort. I will then drape you in more towels and a blanket if required. When the massage begins and I will fold down the towels uncovering the area to massaged e.g. your back. You will be recovered in towels before the next area is uncovered and massaged. This keeps your warm and comfortable. When it is time to turn over I hold the towels in a way that maintains your privacy. Your scalp may also be massaged so your hair may get oil in it. It is possible to limit the amount of oil applied in the head massage but I do recommend being prepared to get some oil in your hair and enjoy the wonderful feeling of a neck and scalp massage.

When the massage is over I leave the room to allow you time to get dressed. You are offered a glass of water and we have a chat about the benefits you received from the massage.

To truly benefit from your therapy please set aside at least half an hour after the massage to relax and allow the massage and oils to sink in. Avoid having a shower or bath until the following day and give yourself time to be present if this feels good to you.

 

What is Aromatherapy Massage

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils distilled from plants which are then blended together for a specific purpose.  The properties of oils are as numerous as the variety of plants used. The range of common ailments that aromatherapy can have a positive effect on is large; relief from muscle soreness, dry skin, coughs, encouraging deep breathing, helping to reduce the appearance of cellulite, enhancing mood enhancers, sedating effects and so on.

Traditionally, an Aromatherapy Massage is quite gentle and flowing, using some basic acupressure techniques, effluerage (long, gentle strokes) and passive stretches where appropriate. Many hospices offer aromatherapy massage to patients and their family members to help ease anxieties, stress, and pain. It is possible to combine deeper massage techniques with the wonderful properties of essential oils, I blend my own massage cream for tuina – Chinese Medical Massage. 

During your consultation we discuss your medical profile as well as what aromas you enjoy. We then select a few combinations that suit your needs and decide on the one which smells good as well as having a positive therapeutic effect. 

 

Although recent medicine has had little use for aromatherapy there are studies popping up showing its benefits in various settings; a quick search on Google Scholar unearths plenty of information. This is why it has stood the test of time and is still readily available. It is frequently used in holistic therapies and religious ceremonies across the globe.

Like any complementary therapy it is important that you seek the advice of your GP or primary medical care provider if you are on long-term medication or have other conditions/illnesses. If you have any questions search the FAQs or call 07949 772713. Email me if you wish to buy a gift voucher for a friend or loved one.

What are Essential Oils 

Essential oils are distilled oils which can come from either the root, stem, leaves, twigs, bark, peel or flowers of plants. The resulting oil is known as an essential oil and a pure essential oil will contain the oil from one part of a particular plant. Blending these individual oils together in harmonious and synergistic ways is Aromatherapy.

Essential oils have been distilled and used for thousands of years and some common names for these oils relate to their previous therapeutic uses. Benzoin, for example, is also known as Friar’s Balsam having been used to soothe sore throats*.

Various plants and different parts of plants that are distilled present different physiological and psychological impacts upon mind and body. Essential oils have been used in traditional healing as well as religious practices the world over and can be found in use in various forms such as: inhalations, burners, baths, compresses and massage.

Aromas are powerful, evoking a variety of feelings and emotions, some can give a zesty, uplifting sensation such as Lemon and Orange. Other heavier, more woody smelling oils can promote a calming sensation, for example Frankincense and Sandalwood are used in meditative and religious ceremonies with Frankincense promoting deep breathing. Smells can also remind us of past experience; Rosemary is said to activate the long-term memory. Chamomile to promote sleep, lavender to promote healing (as well as relaxation), tea tree is known for it’s antiseptic qualities, citronella from repelling insects. The properties and oils go on and on.

Each person has an individual preference and feeling towards the oils. It is said that the oils we are most attracted to are the oils we need at that point in time. This is why a thorough consultation is important as it enables you to pinpoint what you want from your blend as well as giving time for you to smell a few combinations of oils and decide what it is you like the smell of. Once at my clinic in Leeds, I created a blend for someone which reminded them of a culinary delight involving lime that their mum used to create. Although this was a lovely memory it wasn’t something they wanted to be smelling during and after the massage. The second blend was much more successful! Because of the importance of the consultation I offer Aromatherapy Massage in Garforth, Leeds at 75 or 90 minute sessions.

Essential oils can be used at home in a oil burner when added to water. Essential oils are readily available from local health food shops or online and most places have detailed information about the properties of each individual oil. If you’ve had a blend created by a qualified aromatherapist and mixed with a base oil it can be used in your bath or directly on your body. Neat essential oils shouldn’t be applied directly to the body/skin*.

MFHT membership number 171407.

Note: A number of private health care insurance policies cover complementary therapies. Check your individual policy for details as you may be reimbursed for your therapy appointment.