The human body continually purifies itself of toxins, poisonous substances that have a harmful effect on the body, through the natural process of detoxification. Whilst we are designed to manage some toxins we can easily become overloaded through lifestyle factors such as eating lots of processed food and sugar, drinking alcohol, smoking, environmental factors such as air and water pollution and even people who have a negative energy field. An aromatherapy massage for detoxification can help eliminate these toxins from your system so you can enjoy looking and feeling your best for the year ahead.

What is aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is the use of concentrated aromatic plant extracts, known as essential oils, for therapeutic purposes.

It is the oldest form of medicine known to man and has been used for thousands of years to promote physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

Essential oils are comprised of many compounds that each have therapeutic properties, affecting the mind, body and spirit in various ways.

How does aromatherapy massage for detoxification work?

Essential oil molecules are lipophilic (oil soluble) though are generally too concentrated to be applied directly to the skin so they are typically blended with a plant or vegetable based carrier oil and then applied to the skin.

As essential oil molecules are very small they can then pass through the skin during massage and enter the blood stream. They are then transported to all tissues and body organs to deliver their therapeutic effects.

The massage techniques used in an aromatherapy massage are a powerful yet gentle combination of eastern and western techniques that connect pressure point movements to balance meridians and the nervous system. They also release accumulated tension, using lymphatic drainage techniques to detoxify the body and encourage healthy circulation.

When using aromatherapy massage for detoxification, specific essential oils with therapeutic properties that support this will be blended in accordance to the recipient’s current state of health. For example juniper berry (juniperus communis) is a superb essential oil for purification. On a physical level it has a cleansing and toning action, which are complimented with the lymphatic drainage techniques to eliminate toxins. On a psychological level juniper is clearing and fortifying and on a spiritual level juniper is an excellent purifier and can be used for psychic protection.

Benefits of aromatherapy massage for detoxification can include:

• Increased elimination of toxins and free radicals
• Reduction in fluid retention and stubborn fatty deposits
• Improved skin tone and texture
• Improved function of the kidneys, liver, digestive system, blood and lymph circulation
• Increased oxygen and nutrient supply to the body’s tissues
• Improved metabolic function
• Improved immune function
• Increased energy levels
• Increased feeling of wellbeing
• Alkalisation of the blood

So, if you are feeling sluggish with low energy, depleted and catching colds or you would just like to optimise your health, then an aromatherapy massage for detoxification is the ideal treatment for you.

Gemma offers one-to-one appointments at The Food Doctor Clinic, Harley Street & Triyoga, Chelsea & Soho

For further information or to book a treatment please call: +44 (0)7821 413174 or e-mail: gemma@gemmaclare.com