What is phototoxicity?

What is phototoxicity?

    If you use certain oils on your skin or if you see an aromatherapist for a massage, you may be warned about going into direct sunlight after your session. Sometimes it will be because it's summer and the carrier oil means you are more likely to burn,...

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From Hating Massage to Loving It

From Hating Massage to Loving It

This is a repost of a blog I posted in 2016 on my other website OK, I have a confession to make. I hated the first massage I ever had. I couldn't work out why people paid for these things and did it regularly. I led there wondering how long it would be, thoughts...

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How often should I have a therapy?

How often should I have a therapy?

Some people who visit me are worried about the level of commitment needed with therapies. They think they're going to be visiting weekly, it will cost a fortune and they don't know if it's going to help. It's important to remember your therapist is a facilitator and...

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How ‘Complementary’ Works

This is a reprint of an original blog I posted in May 2016 on a different website Sometimes I refer to myself as an holistic therapist, sometimes complementary. I've lately taken to calling myself an holistic therapist because I'm looking at someone as a person and...

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I’ve seen something on the internet, is it safe?

I’ve seen something on the internet, is it safe?

As a member of a few facebook aromatherapy sites, I keep seeing posts by exasperated American aromatherapists. This advice is being given by marketing companies about ingestion of oils and the neat application of many essential oils. What's the Problem? While I'm an...

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How to get your first therapy session ‘right’

How to get your first therapy session ‘right’

If you've never been for a therapy session you may be wondering what on earth you do. You're going to go and spend some time with a person you've never met before, tell them your health history and then get the therapy you fancied when you had a look at what was on...

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Therapists Advertising Health Conditions

Therapists Advertising Health Conditions

In the UK, therapists are regulated by the Advertising Standards Agency. So, what does this mean? When I first qualified and we were producing leaflets we were told the usual benefits of our therapies, and we all happily produced leaflets and websites saying we could...

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Why doesn’t your centre look open?

Why doesn’t your centre look open?

I often get comments that my clinic never looks open, and it's true, I don't run a clinic where you can drop in. When I first took the centre I knew I wouldn't be able to have it open all the time, and it's why I chose the location it's in. I also knew I wouldn't have...

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Aromatherapy isn’t just about essential oil

Aromatherapy isn’t just about essential oil

If you think of aromatherapy, you'll automatically think of essential oils - and you won't be wrong. What you may not know is there is also another aspect to aromatherapy, which is used by clinical aromatherapists. There is a by-product which is created during the...

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Men Need Therapies Too

Men Need Therapies Too

As a massage therapist I've heard of many therapists who won't treat men, or who have decided to give up the profession completely because of the lewd texts and calls that can be received. I do treat men. I work with the men who have back problems, I see men who want...

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Beginning to Learn about Essential Oils

Beginning to Learn about Essential Oils

I remember having a reading list of aromatherapy books for my course, and being so excited when the first one arrived. My attitude soon changed when I looked at it and became overwhelmed. There were so many oils with different cautions and Latin words. Honestly, even...

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