Aromatherapy massage is a wonderful, natural way to restore, nurture and revitalise your body after giving birth. Although having a baby can be one of the happiest and most profound moments in our lives, the demands of giving birth, looking after and feeding a newborn baby, lack of sleep, and the worries of being a new parent can all take its toll on our sense of well being.
At Orenda, we understand that taking time out away from your baby is not always possible or indeed, what one wants to do as a new mother. We work flexibly, often seeing clients with their new babies who seem to benefit and love the calm environment.
Orenda therapist, Louisa Williams
‘My first health visitor taught me an invaluable lesson after the birth of my son: taking care of ourselves is crucial to enabling us to take care of our children. The sheer physical and emotional demands of having a baby make this especially true of this time.’
The combination of the healing properties of essential oils and the deep relaxation massage can bring, make aromatherapy massage a lovely way to help:
- Tone and revitalise the body
- Address postnatal depression
- Reduce anxieties and fears
- Nourish dry skin and hair
- Relieve aching and tired muscles
- Restore vitality and ease general fatigue
What to expect
Your Orenda massage treatment will start with a health consultation in order to understand the main reason for your visit and any health considerations in choosing essential oils and tailoring your massage.
At each visit, a new and bespoke essential oil blend will be created to address your wellbeing concerns, you will be offered a choice of oils to smell and check for personal preference. The therapist will leave the room to prepare your chosen blend and leave you with heated towels, to undress and get onto the comfortable, heated massage couch.
Orenda aromatherapy massage will be tailored to suit your needs in terms of depth and style of massage from gentle, soothing rhythmic massage to encourage deep relaxation to deeper techniques to release long held constrictions within the muscle and fascia.
We tailor every treatment according to your needs and wishes at the time and offer everything from full body massage to face, head, neck and shoulder or a combination of reiki and gentle massage.
After your massage you will be given some time to dress, drink some water and discuss any ongoing treatment plans and additional health advice. You will receive any remaining oil from your chosen blend to continue the benefits the essential oils offer once you are home.
NOTE: October 2020: Due to the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, we are currently unable to offer this service. However, we are delighted to offer online services including aromatherapy consultations and tuition in self massage, as well as providing bespoke aromatherapy massage oils.