AromaTouch™

Are you feeling stressed and out of balance?
AromaTouch™ is a gentle and safe way to bring your body back into balance.

A Clinical Approach To Applying Essential Oils Along The Body’s Energy Meridians

Most individuals encounter factors in daily life (from their internal and external environment) that have negative effects on overall health and wellbeing. These negative disturbances cause an imbalance in homeostasis, the natural balance of body systems and health.

The AromaTouch™ Technique utilises the power of essential oils to create a powerful whole body wellness experience. It works to restore homeostasis and minimize the impact of negative factors by working on the four systemic constants that most often impair homeostasis – stress, toxic insult, inflammation and autonomic imbalance.

Elevated & Prolonged Stress Can Lead To Illness

Emotional distress, career choices, family discord, financial worries, lack of rest, etc. all elevate stress levels in the body. Elevated stress levels, maintained over time, have been shown in clinical studies to cause negative consequences to health. Studies have revealed that over time high-stress levels can contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease, depression, insomnia, and ulcers.

Stress also negatively impacts the immune system, leaving it increasingly vulnerable to pathogens. Stress causes the body to increase its production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter in charge of vital nervous system functions. Elevated serotonin levels are harmful to the body’s immunity. While serotonin works to monitor emotional and nerve health at normal levels, at elevated levels it can destroy white blood cells, resulting in a weakened immune system. Stress also causes increased levels of cortisol and epinephrine in body, further weakening immune response.

A Sign Of Long Term Stress Is Your Immune System. Do You Get Sick Regularly?

Immunity depends on the ability of the body to produce effective white blood cells, complementary proteins, and other cell and body barriers. The immune system comprises a large network of organs and varied cell types, carrying out a range of interrelated functions.

” The immune systems interconnectedness leaves it very vulnerable to toxins”.

Exposure to a wide array of toxic insults including disease-causing pathogens, hormone or pesticide-contaminated food products, increasing levels of free-radical pollution and overexposure to radiation all contribute to the weakening of the immune system.

Inflammation A Sign From Your Body

The inflammatory response occurs when body tissues are injured by bacteria, trauma, toxins, heat, or any other cause. The increased consumption of foods with pro-inflammatory components (foods high in polyunsaturated vegetable oils and trans-fats) together with high carbohydrate and low protein consumption contribute to increased inflammation in body tissues. Stress with its accompanying imbalance of cortisol, can also contribute to chronic uncontrolled inflammation and various immunological dysfunctions. Studies increasingly show a direct link between chronic illness, inflammation, and fatal disease. Inflammation is also harmful to the body’s autonomic balance because of its pain-inducing effects.

Autonomic Imbalance, A Sign To Take Action

The opposite of homeostasis, an imbalance of the autonomic nervous system can negatively impact health in a number of ways. Recent research has shown a direct link between autonomic imbalance and hypertension (high blood pressure). There is also evidence that autonomic imbalance can lead to cardiovascular morbidity and even mortality. Autonomic imbalances can result from a number of sources, the major ones are mentioned above: stress, decreased immunity, and inflammation. Restoring homeostasis, or autonomic balance, can reduce the physiological impact of stressors on the body.

What Happens In During Your Session

The session is very calm and relaxing. During the session you lay face down with your back and spine exposed. Essential oils are dripped directly onto your skin and then light touch and energy work are used. Depending on the presenting issues there may be talking or the session may be undertaken in complete silence.

How many sessions do I need?

It will depend on the issue and how long you have had it. With the Aromatouch I generally work one session at a time and will advise at the end of the first session whether another session is required. Depending on the presenting issue and the ability for this to be addressed, a maintenance plan may need to be created.

How long is the session?

Sessions are up to 1 hour each.

How can I expect to feel after the session?

Everyone will feel difference after each session. Some people feel very sleepy while others feel quite energised. You can generally expect to feel some relief from the presenting conditions.

What should I do after the session?

Take some time out for yourself to enjoy the peace and stillness in your body. Don’t book anything immediately after your session so that you have some time to process what occurred during the session. If possible go for a walk along the beach or sit in nature for a while so that you can just be.

Is this the same as a massage?

No. Massage will work deeply into the muscles whereas Aromatouch technique uses soft, feather light touch combined with the therapeutic properties of the essential oils to bring about homeostasis in the body.