Clinical Aromatherapy has been defined as the art and science of applying essential oils therapeutically for the express purpose of healing. Not simply a relaxation or de-stressing technique, it can be used to treat a wide range of physical and emotional problems. Robust research has confirmed its effectiveness.
Appropriately chosen and applied to the skin during a gentle massage, essential oils can have profound physical and psychological benefits. They can:
- be especially effective in pain relief for muscular aches and pains, headaches, menstrual cramps, etc
- ease joint inflammation
- help with eczema
- ease PMT and menopausal problems
- soothe coughs and colds
- relieve symptoms of many stress-related problems, including insomnia, depression and anxiety
- reduce fatigue and nausea
- alleviate side effects of chemotherapy
Liz Burchill BA (Hons) MIFPA & FHT
From a background in the recruitment industry, Liz trained in Clinical Aromatherapy at Neal’s Yard School of Natural Health in the Tisserand method. Passionate about the benefits of Aromatherapy, she is a full member of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists.
“Today, I enjoyed a full body aromatherapy massage and facial, with the Letchworth Centre’s new Clinical Aromatherapist, Liz Burchill.
From the outset, Liz made me feel comfortable, while she fully explored why I was there. Recommending a blend of 4 oils which would help with my menopausal symptoms, she then filled the room with a beautiful scent!
What a soothing, restorative and enjoyable experience. As well as an excellent massage, I could pick-up on different notes from the oils throughout, while the therapy room itself was comfortable, with the sound of trees swishing pleasantly in the wind outside. After a difficult week, it was like hitting re-set and I had a fantastically productive afternoon!
I’ll be booking with Liz again and I’d certainly recommend a session to a friend. In the meantime, I’ve invested in a candle and scented oil roller which I’m looking forward to using.” H.O. (client)
“Wow – it was fab!” a client