Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of essential oils, highly concentrated aromatic extracts from plants. Essential oils can be used in many applications to influence, alter or modify mind, body or spirit; physiology or mood.
Pregnancy brings many changes, physically, psychologically and socially. Incorporation of aromatherapy into the care of women during pregnancy and birth has had some very positive outcomes. **
Consultation with a qualified aromatherapist is strongly recommended when using essential oils during pregnancy. Sonya uses high quality essential oils and a variety of massage techniques safe and appropriate for each stage of pregnancy.
Aromatherapy and massage can also be beneficial to nurture new mothers as they recover from birth and adjust to the demands of motherhood.
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A thorough consultation is taken to determine your physical and psychological health to ensure essential oil treatments can be prescribed specific to your needs. You may seek a consultation in case of treatments other than massage. Aromatherapy remedies can be employed to support and balance the body when experiencing colds & flu, morning sickness, skin disorders and emotional issues. Aromatherapy remedies are at extra cost.
Aromatherapy consultation & massage for Pregnancy
Longer appointment times are preferred during pregnancy to allow for consultation and a personalised nurturing treatment supportive of the many changes during this time. Sonya uses a combination of essential oils and massage specific to your needs.
Aromatherapy massage for everyone
Much more than a massage, this nurturing, aromatic treatment will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Time is precious these days. Sonya encourages you to really let go and disconnect from the world with a combination of essential oils and massage specific to your needs.
15 min EXPRESS treatments also available at MAMA for $30
Burns, E., Blamey, C., Ersser, S.J., Lloyd, L., Barnetson, L. (1999). The Use of Aromatherapy in Intrapartum Midwifery Practice, An Evaluative Study. Oxford: Oxford Centre for Health Care Research and Development
Burns, E., Zobbi, V, Panzeri, D., Oskrochi, R., Regalia, A. (2007). Aromatherapy in Childbirth: a pilot randomised controlled trial. Obstetrics & Gynaecology. 2007 July 114 (7): 838-844
Fanner, F. (2005). The Use of Aromatherapy for Pain Management Through Labour. International Journal of Clinical Aromatherapy. 2 (1): 10-14