The medical term for healing crisis is the "Herxheimer Reaction." This occurs when the cells release toxins into circulation but the elimination organs (skin, lungs, liver, kidneys, bladder & GI tract) are not able to eliminate them quickly enough.
The healing crisis is very natural and unique for everyone. Most people experience very mild symptoms while others experience severe issues. You need to understand that these symptoms are temporary and will subside as the body gets healthier and toxins are eliminated. Symptoms usually reduce or are eliminated within two to three days but on rare occasions can last a few weeks. You may experience:
stiffness, aching muscles, tiredness
Shivery - this is due to blood capillaries opening up to increases blood flow to the muscles and the skin surface
frequent visits to the toilet - this allows your body to get rid of waste
runny nose / coughing - again this allows your body to get rid of toxins
your body is in a repairing phase and might take some time to re-adjust.
Aromatherapy massage is a deeply relaxing treatment involving the use highly concentrated plant oils called essential oils. The heat of the hands combined with Swedish massage techniques help with the absorption of the oils.
Aromatherapy treatment is a natural way of healing a person’s mind, body and soul. Many ancient civilizations, such as Egypt, China and India, have used aromatherapy as a treatment for thousands of years.
With an Aromatherapist you can have your treatment oils blended specifically for your needs. You will be asked to fill out a pre-massage form and you will usually have a consultation before your treatment. Helping your therapist establish how you are feeling and why you are there. So as a blend can be created specifically for you.
The benefits of Aromatherapy
Deeply relaxing and calming
Stimulates and calms the nervous system
Relieves tension and pain by reducing inflammation
They can energise or calm you
Moisturises, cleans and improves the skins elastic
How does aromatherapy work?
Aromatherapy treatment is a natural way of healing a person’s mind, body and soul. Many ancient civilizations, such as Egypt, China and India, have used aromatherapy as a treatment for thousands of years. In massage, it works in three different ways. Through inhalation, smell and skin absorption.
When you inhale essential oils, the molecules enter the blood stream via one of the 480 million Alveoli sacs within the lungs.
Every time you smell an aroma, you are triggering the Olfactory Nerve. It is considered the first
cranial nerve (CN1) that contains sensory nerve fibers relating to the sense of smell.
These nerves send nerve impulses to the central nervous system where they are translated into smell. Smell in turn trigger’s memory and feeling’s. It can warn us of danger, jump start us into action or relax us. It plays an important part in the physiological effects of mood and stress, even our working capacity.
Transdermal absorption is when medicine or drugs are applied through the skin, for example a nicotine patch.
The epidermis, which lies over the dermis, provides a barrier to infection and regulates the amount of water released from the body.
The dermis is the innermost layer of the skin. Connective tissue, nerve endings, blood vessels, lymphatic vessels, sweat glands, sebaceous glands, and hair follicles are contained here. The epidermis is the toughest barrier to get through, but once through and within the dermis, there is easy access to blood vessels vis the hair follicles.
Aromatherapy Massage combines all three of the above. Helping the oils enter the system quickly through heat and increased circulation of the body. You will immediately relax when you lye on the massage table and inhale the aroma of the blend created specifically for you. Mentally, physically and emotionally. The oils will support you. Giving you time and a chance to slow down and allow the body to heal.