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Keeping it real

Why I don’t offer sales or special offer discounts, or engage in ‘buy-one-get-one-free’ promotional gimmicks.

 

 

 

My price is fair and competitive, and reflects the time, skill, quality, and cost invested in my service.

 

 

There are meaningful ways in which I can ‘give back’, and purposefully channel my time and energy. 

 

 

For example, I provide a fixed concession for
carer’s (Caring for Carer’s). This is done in support and recognition of the incredible and vital role carer’s play, which in many ways is not always visible, especially for those caring for partners, relatives and loved ones. Caring in this context can be quite isolating and consuming.  Aroma-massage provides ‘a moments peace’, an ideal opportunity to rest, revive, rejuvenate, while supporting the immune system and a sense of wellbeing. You will find more details about Caring for Carer’s here: http://www.aromantique.co.uk/caring-carers/

 

 

 

I also donate to charity in various ways. For example, I recently donated an aroma-massage in aid of supporting Axminster’s Flamingo Pool, a self-funding charity that provides an incredible facility to the local community; the draw is today (Wednesday 25th July) – Charity Golf Day, Chardstock – details here: https://www.flamingopool.co.uk/events.

 

 

 

This way, everyone really is a winner; I don’t
compromise the value of my service, and also the rippling effect reaches further to positively touch the lives of many more people than ‘cut-price or BOGOF offers’ will ever do.  

 

In reality, in my particular business, I can only work with one person at a time, and only with so many in a day.  The quality of what I offer is very important to me as this directly affects my clients experience and the outcome of their treatment.  Balance is key to sustainability; this includes financial stability as well as personal development, and ability to manage and value quality, time, and space.

Bespoke Aromatherapy Massage at the Town Mill, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU

Relax. Revive. Rejuvenate.

 

Deeply relaxing massage treatment, applying pure organic essential oils.

 

Session duration: 90 minutes (includes consultation and oil selection)  £60  

 

Caring for carers 25% discount rate: £45 (Are you a full time carer? Then this offer applies to you.  Replenish, restore, recuperate…..)

 

Contact me:

Email   heather@aromantique.co.uk

Telephone   07419 777 451

Visit my website for more details   www.aromantique.co.uk

The Essential Beauty of Growing Old: natures gifts


Age is an inevitable process; our bodies are finite, life is transient. However, although there is some inevitable ‘slowing down’, aging does not necessarily herald debilitation. Aging is another of many ‘rights of passage’ encountered through life.  

Marguerite Maury (1895-1968) believed that in acknowledging age as a natural process, a friend and not an enemy, adapting and not giving up in the face of inevitable change, viewing age as ‘another country visited’ along the journey of life, we thus equip ourselves to enjoy it as a new, exciting untapped landscape, still holding adventure and possibility.  Such an attitude, she believed, staves off premature cellular deterioration, which lays the ground for disease and diminishing faculty, keeps us ‘alive’ and vibrant, and enables ability to adapt and deal with challenges.  She eloquently delves into the subject of aging in her book ‘The Secret of Life and Youth’ (1964):

Our main interest is not old age in itself, the accomplished fact… what we have to know is what causes it to take us by surprise… growing old is an eminently individual matter… there are as many ways of growing old as there are human beings… each aging according to his body, heredity, biological make up, mentality and, finally, evolution. (Maury 1961: 1989, p. 19)


Natures Gifts

 

Maury observed the interconnectedness between mind, emotion, body and nature and the dynamic role essential oils may play as regulators that are capable of maintaining, healing, restoring, balancing, and linking ethereal, spiritual and physical dimensions – sustaining the organisms dynamic vibrancy and vitality.  She was particularly interested in the similarity in composition of human and plant cells and their life cycles and restorative ability, especially in relation to human tissue, recognising “the innate kinship” between the cells of living organisms and their dynamic integrated relationship with each other:

Nature is sovereign: the plant is a living being with a specific energy potential. The use of this energy conforms to the law of nature… By inserting this energy force into our body, we can therefore expect an efficacious and selective action on its part. The body will thus have at its disposal a vital and living element. It will use its energy for its own ends. The great physician Ramon considered odoriferous matter as a vegetable hormone, the only one to be in a dynamic state.  (Maury, 1961/1989, p. 80 & 81)

In deed, essential oils do offer a vital natural connection between man’s external and internal environment, their virtues supporting and regulating physiological and psycho-emotional health, wellbeing and sense of spiritual awareness; perfect companions (along with meditation).  Applied appropriately, essential oils are safe and cost effective.  They are dynamic.  They complement the changing needs of the body and procure protective, restorative and rejuvenating qualities.


Frankincense, patchouli, cypress, carrot seed, rose are among many essential oils that offer valuable support wellness –  psycho-therapeutic, immunological to skin care.  

My forthcoming books (more details to follow soon) explain  the various dynamical qualities of essential oils and how they support wellness and wellbeing.

Meanwhile, please visit www.aromantique.co.uk for further in formation the application of essential oils, including their Safe Use and Application 

Essential Oils: Safe Use and Application

The basic elements that support health and wellbeing as we age.

  • Positive attitude: toward self, others and the environment
  • Healthy diet: moderate, fresh and nutrient rich
  • Regular exercise: this does not have to be strenuous as long as it involves movement and respiration, oxygenating cells, shifting waste material, stimulating blood and lymph circulation and gently toning muscles, maintaining strength and integrity; improving mood and emotion
  • Relaxation: rest, fun and community
  • Sufficient income and social security:  safety, food, cloths, warmth, shelter, social activity and involvement

Sources: Godfrey, 2016; Glenville, 2015; Han et al., 2015; McReynolds and Rossen, 2004; Hess et al., 2014; Nillson et al., 2014; Vann, 2014

 

 

Cajeput (Melaleuca cajeputi)

IMG_2472Native to Australia and belonging to the same botanical family as tea tree, this essential oil is extracted from the fresh leaves and twigs of the aromatic cajeput tree. The colourless to green to sometimes yellow tinted essential oil has a mild fresh fruity-camphoraceous, faintly herbaceous, metallic odour (milder and softer than tea tree). Clearing and stimulating to the mind and aiding concentration, cajeput aids in finding courage to manage change and create new pathways, as well as staving colds and ‘flu and respiratory tract infections, among many other valuable qualities.

 

 

 IMG_1803To find out more about Aromantique’s essential oil book compilation, which describe the source, safe application and numerous values of essential oils, including Cajeput, why not visit www.aromantique.co.uk                facebook.com/aomantiquewellness 

 

 

NB: Information provided here, or in any of the books which form part of the Aromantique book compilation, is not presented as an alternative or substitute for professional advice or healthcare. These books aim to provide a complementary preventative tool to support wellness and wellbeing.

 

Chamomile Roman (Chamaemelum nobile, Anthemis nobilis L.)

IMG_4791“Earth apple”, chamomile is another well known flowering herb, and yields a straw yellow to transparent to bluish-green essential oil from the flowering heads. This essential oil exhibits remarkable skin care and healing qualities when blended in vegetable oil, cream or lotion, and also calms hyperactivity, restlessness, impatience, anxiety and an over active mind, among many other qualities and attributes, and is especially potent alongside lavender in aiding peaceful sleep.

 

 

IMG_4485To find out more about the imminent publication of Aromantique’s essential oil book compilation, which describe the source, safe application and numerous values of essential oils, including Cajeput, why not visit www.aromantique.co.uk

 

NB: Information provided here, or in any of the books which form part of the Aromantique book compilation, is not presented as an alternative or substitute for professional advice or healthcare. These books aim to provide a complementary preventative tool to support wellness and wellbeing.

Galbanum (Ferula galbaniflua, Ferula gummosa)

IMG_2846This large, hollow-stemmed, perennial herb produces a clear to yellow-brown or olive tinted essential oil, which is extracted from the milky white translucent oleo resin or gum or ‘tears’ that exude from incisions made at the base of the stem. Both sedative and stimulant, this essential oil balances erratic moods, reduces nervous tension, is restorative and tonic, as well as being a valuable skin care ingredient and is especially indicated for mature and / or damaged skin, among many other supportive qualities.

Why not visit www.aromantique.co.uk to find out more about the imminent publication of Aromantique’s essential oil book compilation, which describe the source, safe application and numerous values of essential oils, including Galbanum; a ‘must have’ companion for ‘everyday life’.

NB: Information provided here, or in any of the books which form part of the Aromantique book compilation, is not presented as an alternative or substitute for professional advice or healthcare. These books aim to provide a complementary supportive and preventative tool to aid wellness and wellbeing.

 

Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens roseum; Pelargonium roseum asperum L ‘Herit. spp)

IMG_1884Richly rose-like, minty with hints of lemon, the odour of geranium renders it a popular perfume ingredient. The pale yellow to yellow-green essential oil is extracted from the whole plant above ground of this intensely aromatic perennial hairy shrub. Possessing excellent skin care qualities, as well as being both stimulant (in high dose) and sedative (in low dose), geranium is balancing and restorative to the nervous system, aiding alleviation of depression and low mood, nervous tension, stress and stress related conditions, among many other wonderful qualities.

Why not visit www.aromantique.co.uk to find out more about the imminent publication of Aromantique’s essential oil book compilation, which describe the source, safe application and numerous values of essential oils, including geranium; a ‘must have’ companion for ‘everyday life’.

NB: Information provided here, or in any of the books which form part of the Aromantique book compilation, is not presented as an alternative or substitute for professional advice or healthcare. These books aim to provide a complementary preventative tool to support wellness and wellbeing.

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia Mill, Lavandula vera D.C. spp., Lavandula officinalis)

IMG_4836A famous, well documented floral herb and essential oil, lavender possesses numerous qualities, featuring as a perfume ingredient and valuable therapeutic remedy. Extracted from the fresh flowering tops of this woody evergreen shrub, the clear to yellow-green essential oil is renowned for its skin care and healing properties, especially when blended in a vegetable oil, cream or lotion, among numerous other qualities which include calming and uplifting mood and emotion, staving and combating infection, to name just a few.

Why not visit www.aromantique.co.uk to find out more about the imminent publication of Aromantique’s essential oil book compilation, which describe the source, safe application and numerous values of essential oils, including Lavender; a ‘must have’ companion for ‘everyday life’.

NB: Information provided here, or in any of the books which form part of the Aromantique book compilation, is not presented as an alternative or substitute for professional advice or healthcare. These books aim to provide a complementary preventative tool to support wellness and wellbeing.