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Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils from plants for their therapeutic properties.  The oils are used for treating medical and non-medical conditions.  Although it may appear to be a relatively new therapy, plant oils have been used for their health benefits for centuries.

An aromatherapy treatment begins with an in depth consultation about your medical history, lifestyle and reasons for seeking treatment.  Then, essential oils can be chosen according to your needs and blended together to form a pleasant and efficient synergy for treatment.  These are diluted in an appropriate carrier oil and applied to the skin during a gentle and relaxing massage.  If you wish to continue your treatment between massage appointments, Sophia can dispense bespoke preparations for you such as facial and body oils, bath oils and salts, pillow sprays etc.

Sophia Russell MFHT is a clinical aromatherapist and works from her home treatment room in Chailey and at Village Hair and Beauty in North Chailey.

Aromatherapy Back Cleanse
Aromatherapy Facial Massage
Aromatherapy Massage
Bespoke Consultation
Seasonal Treatments

Prices

Clinical Aromatherapy Massage

Clinical aromatherapy is suited to people who have health or wellbeing issues they wish to address or simply want to receive a relaxing massage treatment. The session begins with a full consultation to identify your needs and I then produce a bespoke blend of essential oils to suit you. Choose from:

Full body aromatherapy massage - £64 

1 hour    

Back, neck and shoulders aromatherapy massage - £35

30 minutes  

Aromatherapy facial massage 

Essential oils are used to treat a wide variety of skincare concerns naturally and effectively.  We always begin with a full consultation so I can understand your current skin phase and tailor an essential oil blend to suit your needs.  Choose from:

 

Express - 45 minutes - £55

The facial massage begins with warm scented compresses on your face and décolletage, a gentle cleanse with Weleda’s organic skincare products. Facial massage, with essential oils follows. A treatment mask tailored to your individual needs nourishes the skin while you float away. Weleda day care brings the experience to a close - your skin is toned, the eye area revitalised with eye cream and your face protected and nourished by a serum plus a day cream or lotion. 

 

Classic – 60 minutes - £77

The facial massage begins with warm scented compresses on your face and décolletage, a gentle cleanse, followed by a second deeper cleanse with Weleda’s organic skincare products. A mask of clay is applied to draw out impurities while your hands and arms are massaged with your essential oils. Facial massage, with essential oils follows. A second treatment mask tailored to your individual needs nourishes the skin while you float away. Weleda day care brings the experience to a close - your skin is toned, the eye area revitalised with eye cream and your face protected and nourished by a serum plus a day cream or lotion. 

 

Deluxe – 75 minutes - £92

Imagine yourself beginning to relax by soaking your feet in warm scented water while we discuss your needs and wishes for your skin and wellbeing. Then, being tucked up on the couch, your feet and calves are expertly massaged with your bespoke aromatherapy blend. The facial massage begins with warm scented compresses on your face and décolletage, a gentle cleanse, followed by a second deeper cleanse with Weleda’s organic skincare products. Your skin is steamed with hot towels and a mask of clay is applied to draw out impurities while your hands and arms are massaged with your essential oils. Facial massage, with essential oils follows both by hand and with crystal facial rollers.  A second treatment mask tailored to your individual needs nourishes the skin while you float away. Weleda day care brings the experience to a close - your skin is toned, the eye area revitalised with eye cream and your face protected and nourished by a serum plus a day cream or lotion.  Come around in your own time and ease yourself back into the outside world feeling like you’ve just had a week off!

Aromatherapy Back Cleanse - 60 minutes - £71

Like a facial for your back!  This is the perfect treatment if you have congested skin or are going through a detox.  We begin with a relaxing foot soak while we discuss your current skin phase.  Then, on the couch, warm aromatherapy compresses begin to ease tension in your back and shoulders while preparing the skin for deep cleansing.  Three phase cleansing follows and the treatment concludes with aromatherapy back and shoulder massage using your very own bespoke blend of oils tailored to your needs and wishes.

Consultation and bespoke preparation - £48

If there’s an area of your wellbeing you’d like to work on – be it mental, physical or emotional - you can book in for a full aromatherapy consultation with Sophia (in person, via Zoom or on the phone) who can suggest and make organic aromatherapy preparations to help you.  Your first bespoke item and p&p is included in the price. 

Some examples of this might be...

I’m often asked to help people with their sleep and might suggest a pillow spray, or an oil to diffuse in your bedroom, or perhaps a relaxing bath and body oil to enjoy before you go to bed?

Fungal toenail?  I can make you an oil to treat the area.

School/exam anxiety? How about an aromatherapy roller ball you can carry with you and use when you need a little support?

Rose Ritual - 75 minutes - £96

Why not add a goody bag of Rosy treats to take home?  Yours for £25.


Imagine yourself beginning to relax by soaking your feet in warm rose scented water while we discuss your needs and wishes for your skin and wellbeing. Then, being tucked up on the couch, your back and shoulders and then your feet and lower legs are expertly massaged with your bespoke rose aromatherapy blend. The facial massage begins with warm, rose scented compresses on your face and décolletage, a gentle cleanse, followed by a second deeper cleanse with Weleda’s organic skincare products. Your skin is steamed with hot towels and a mask of clay is applied to draw out impurities while your hands and arms are massaged with your essential oils. Facial massage, with essential oils follows both by hand and with rose quartz crystal facial rollers. A second treatment mask tailored to your individual needs nourishes the skin while you float away. Wild Rose day care brings the experience to a close - your skin is toned, the eye area revitalised with eye cream and your face protected and nourished by a serum plus a day cream or lotion. Come around in your own time and ease yourself back into the outside world with a cup of rose tea, feeling like you’ve just had a holiday.

Balance Ritual - 90 minutes - £103

Why not add a Balance goody bag to take home?  Yours for £25.

Especially designed for the Autumn season, this ritual echoes nature where the seasons change to bring equal night and equal day. A gentle reminder that we are designed to be in equilibrium and may sometimes need a little help to restore that balance. We begin with a balancing lavender foot soak to ground you and bring your attention down from the head to the body. While you relax, we discuss your wellbeing so I can tailor the choice of products and essential oils used in the treatment. Then, tucked up on the couch, your feet and expertly massaged with your bespoke aromatherapy blend. A regenerating facial follows using Weleda's organic Pomegranate products which are packed with nourishing and protective ingredients to bring harmony and health to the skin as we descend into Autumn. The ritual concludes with Reiki natural healing to the chakras on the front of the body, bringing your life force energy into alignment. 

Relaxing Lavender Ritual - 105 minutes - £123

Add a bag of  lavender organic skincare and natural candles for £25.

Make some time for yourself to have a little Summer holiday with this organic and all natural treatment journey!

On arrival, your feet are treated to a warm, lavender foot soak to ground you as you begin to relax.  We discuss your wishes and needs for wellbeing and I compound your very own blend of calming oils to use in the treatment.

Moving on to the massage couch, we begin with an M Technique aromatherapy treatment on the back of your body.  This is a system of structured touch that works on the skin receptor sites that send signals to the brain and its gentle, repetitive strokes build confidence, remove anxiety and aid relaxation.

Turning over, we continue with a prescription facial.  Warm lavender compresses prepare the skin for cleansing; a second, deeper cleanse follows and a lavender steam.  A clay mask is applied to draw out impurities, invigorate and clarify the skin, helping to minimise blemishes and enlarged pores while your hands and forearms are expertly massaged.  Aromatherapy pressure point and lymphatic drainage facial massage soothe tension and improves the health of your skin while amethyst crystal rollers smooth lines and ease puffiness.  A treatment mask is applied and while it works wonders on your complexion, there is a heavenly scalp and neck massage while you float away.  Weleda skin care brings the experience to a close; your skin is toned, the eye area revitalised, a serum hydrates and a day cream protects and nourishes you ready to face the outside world again.

Refreshing Citrus Ritual - 120 minutes - £139

Add a bag of citrussy goodies for £25.

The perfect Summer refresh for your body and soul.  Slip your feet into a warm, citrus scented foot soak while we discuss your wishes for health and wellbeing and I compound a bespoke citrus aromatherapy oil for your treatment.  Your feet are gently softened with organic birch pearl scrub and then dried.  Then, tucked up on the couch, the back cleanse begins.  Like a facial for your back with warm, citrus scented compresses, a double cleanse and a clay mask to draw out impurities from the skin.  Your back and shoulders are then massaged expertly with your bespoke citrus oil to ease tension, lift your spirits and clarify the skin.  Time to turn over for tired calves to be soothed with Weleda’s wonderful skin tone lotion to refresh and revitalise and your feet massaged with your citrus oils.  A refreshing prescription facial follows: warm citrus compresses allow your skin to open ready for a double cleanse which is deepened by a citrus steam and clay mask while your hands and forearms are gently massaged.  Facial massage both by hand and with jade rollers follows and the ritual is concluded with hydrating Prickly Pear day care from Weleda.  Surface in your own time and hydrate with some citrus spa water feeling like you have just had a week off! 

"As someone who has never taken the time to invest in my self care, I've taken the opportunity of lockdown to build this into my daily life and the results have really surprised me. My skin has never looked so good as I approach the big 50." - Kellie, Brighton

You may combine your massage with biodynamic facial aspects and reiki healing if you so desire.  Just ask.

If you need to cancel an appointment please do so within 24 hours of your appointment time or the full treatment cost is payable.  

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