Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to help promote and maintain physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. Extracted from aromatic plants, each essential oil has unique therapeutic characteristics. Research has shown that essential oils have properties that are anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious, anti-viral, anti-spasmodic and have carminative effects amongst many others. Psychologically, they have been shown to uplift, relax and stimulate the body and mind. In combination with the Olfaction (smelling) effect, which has been proven to have a psychological effect on the brain, the benefits of essential oils are vast.
As each of us is unique, it is also necessary to blend oils specifically for clients according to their needs. Diluted and applied to skin via massage, the innate healing powers of these natural essences are effective on the body as a whole. Through absorption and influence of aromas they facilitate self-healing, re-establish balance and harmony. The use of natural organic substances means that our bodies are more compatible with them, which means there is little risk of side effects when administered by a properly trained therapist. All the essential oils used in our Aromatherapy treatment are organic and of the highest quality.
Massage is an extremely effective medium for the use of essential oils, however, their many and varied properties make them a versatile tool for a wide range of conditions, through additional use of creams, compresses, baths and inhalations and more. Therefore your Aromatherapy treatment may be continued at home, and our therapist Jenny would be happy to offer advice and guidance or blend preparations for you.
AROMATHERAPY & ORIENTAL MEDICINE
The Holistic Aromatherapy treatment offered at The Sanctuary is based on traditional Western use of Aromatherapy with oriental medicine energetics. It is often said, “the root of most illness lies in the depths of our souls”, and that treating the root problem is far more beneficial in the long run than just treating the end result of it. This is the concept behind Holistic Aromatherapy. Not only does this therapy focus on the physical person, but also the mind and soul – the person as a “whole”.
Oriental medicine principals are based on the theory of Yin and Yang and that of ‘Vital Substance’ (Qi). Yin and Yang are inseparable as well as complimentary. One cannot exist without the other. In order to maintain good physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being, the ‘Vital Substance’ must be flowing freely, and the Yin and Yang must be in balance and harmony. Oriental medicine believes that it is when the body is in a state of imbalance and disharmony that we feel “dis-ease”.
BENEFITS & EFFECTS
Treatments may benefit everyone whether their health is good or requires improvement. Aromatherapy is an extremely effective, safe and natural method of releasing stress and related conditions. It can be a deeply relaxing, comforting and supportive way of helping with a multitude of ailments and may be used alone or alongside orthodox medicine. It has positive influences on all the body’s systems and may relax, revive, refresh, replenish vitality, promote positive health, improve/maintain your sense of well-being and generally make you feel happier and healthier.
“Jenny’s Aromatherapy Massages are the best! Before I was recommended Jenny, I never used to like getting massaged but she has fully converted me. Her careful selection and blending of essential oils she uses for the treatment always manages to take me to a place of peace, calm and total relaxation. I highly recommend this treatment.” – Sue R
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INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS ARE OFFERED BY JENNY OSTLING.
60 minutes (HK$900); package of 5 sessions (HK$4,250); package of 10 sessions (HK$8,000)
90 minutes (HK$1,200); package of 5 sessions (HK$5,500); package of 10 sessions (HK$10,000)