Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils obtained from plants for therapeutic purpose. While essential oils have been used for thousands of years and are easily accessible, like all medications or treatments they should be treated with caution. Just because something is ‘natural’ does not automatically mean it is safe. There are a number of essential oils that are safe for most people but some should never be used during pregnancy. Essential oils need to be selected and blended for individual use.
Essential oils are administered through inhalation or through the skin and the chemical elements within the oils have physical and psychological effects with benefits including:
Balancing mind and body
Stimulate endorphins and oxytocin (feel good hormones)
Energise and invigorate
Relieve aches and pains
Aromatherapy can be used to complement and enhance the benefits of massage throughout pregnancy and in addition to massage and acupressure to prepare for birth.
Accessing advice from a trained professional regarding the use of essential oils, particularly during pregnancy, is recommended. I have undergone additional training to ensure safety within my therapies and practice.
BirthWorks Aromatherapy for Pregnancy and Birth is provided by an experienced midwife based in Marlborough Wiltshire.
For more information call 07901911890 or click to book online
Personalised aromatherapy blends for use during pregnancy and birth.
Following a thorough face to face consultation you can be provided with essential oil blends to address your own specific concerns.
For pain relief
For use in Labour
These can be used in massage or added to a bath.
Full instructions are included.
It is recommended you inform your midwife you are using aromatherapy.
Full consultation ~ £25
Personalised aromatherapy blends ~ £10 per 30ml