Therapist Focus Q&A: Holistic Massage with EmilyWritten by Amphora Aromatics
For me, holistic massage means listening to my clients. Taking time to understand how they are feeling during their consultation and listening to the body through the session - by which I mean working sensitively with the muscles and joints to aid relaxation and release any tension I might find. The massage is tailor-made for each individual, there is no ‘one-size fits all’ approach so (hopefully!) clients leave feeling refreshed and cared for. We all need a bit of time to ourselves and I would recommend holistic massage, particularly to anyone who is new to massage or who has never had one before as you know the practitioner will check in and make sure you are comfortable throughout.
Rosehip Seed Oil has to be my number one all-rounder. Great for massage, particularly the face, due to its light texture. It has also worked wonders for any scarring on my skin. I sometimes use Rosehip Seed Oil instead of a daily moisturising cream.
Pure Pleasure from the ‘Ready to Use’ range is delicious and very popular with my clients. It is a mix of Geranium and Ylang Ylang with Sweet Almond Oil. I love the floral scent!
Geranium Floral Water. Uplifting and refreshing, I use floral waters everyday as a rejuvenating toner. I feel that it helps when my skin is affected by hormonal imbalances.
Just the other week, before I went on holiday. I made a pledge that I take more time for me in 2017 and remember to give a bit of self-love, especially when I am feeling tired or run down. It was a great start to the holiday and a real Friday night treat. I had a full body massage, the practitioner is a friend and very talented in many different types of massage so it was amalgamation of her skills. I feel very comfortable with her so I knew I could really relax – I think I may have snored a little!
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