Aromatherapy massage at Man on the Couch uses pure Neals Yard Remedies' organic essential oils, made from plants' seeds, leaves, bark and/or fruits, that are widely acknowledged, tried and tested to improve or reduce particular conditions. Individually blended with a carrier oil, conditions to be treated can include stress, indigestion, insomnia, pain, overworked muscles, infections, allergies, skin problems, thoughtfulness, clarity, inspiration, confidence, and the immune system to name just a few conditions. Essential oils have been used historically as herbal remedies for many years and often form the key active ingredients of man-made branded pharmaceuticals and ointments.
Man on the Couch's range of organic oils include lavender, lemon, clove, palmarosa, rosemary, geranium, peppermint, cypress, eucalyptus, thyme, grapefruit, teatree, mandarin, ginger, chamomile, ylang ylang, plus many more. Your skin absorbs the oils as and after they are applied during a massage. Together we choose the oils that are best suited to your needs during the consultation. For example, a Hydrating blend of Frankincense, Black Pepper, Orange, Sandalwood and Pomegranate, or a Detoxifying mix of Black Pepper, Fennel, Juniper, Eucalyptus and Pomegranate, or an Exotic mix of Ginger, Fennel, Vetiver, and Clove...the smells are divine. Massage Oil Blends, Essential Oils and Base Oils are also available to buy.
The appropriate treatment time will depend on the range of techniques required, and the area of the body to be treated.