January Blues

Well, who has jumped into 2013 all guns blazing & who is still feeling a bit winter worn & needing a boost ?
If you are the latter , I completely sympathise with you.
At Beyond Alchemy Massage we have a wonderful selection of uplifting & euphoric essential oils to improve your mood for example , Jasmine which can immediately transport you to a summer destination, cocktails, a warm breeze wafting all those heady floral aromas …all in one hour with beautiful music to float away on.

In the winter months it couldn’t be more cosy.. I have my ’4 happiness’ treatment.

This consists of central heating , a convector heater for extra warmth , a heated under blanket & hot stones ! with candles & incense.. can you imagine ….a really delicious experience .

With a listening ear & a sounding board for this years plans , I invite you to give me a call.

The Ultimate 4 hour Indulgence Massage Experience

The most deeply relaxing 4 hour experience … imagine …

A consultation to discuss your unique treatment. With refreshments.
One & a half hours of Aromatherapy Massage with Hot Stones or hot Lava Shells .
You will be left with calming music to simply soak up the atmosphere . Bliss !
Wouldn’t you like to simply slow down~ with time to unwind …time to breath….

  • You will be gently woken for an Aroma Facial using essential oils to nourish your skin leaving it fresh and glowing.
    Peel yourself off the massage couch…slowly…
  • Enjoy a delicious light lunch
    And leave with an exquisite gift bag including ;
  • A pot of my Aroma Lotion
  • A one hour gift voucher for a friend worth £50.00
  • My sparkly almond macaroons !
  • And other little surprises !

For this truly relaxing experience prices are:
£250 ~ Come to the calm atmosphere of my practice room . I will prepare a delicious lunch for you.
£300 ~ If you prefer to be in the comfort of your own home ~ prices will vary outside the ringroad
£375 ~ At the Tree Hotel nestled in the peace of Iffley Village. Enjoy a highly acclaimed Tree Hotel lunch for two.
In a hotel setting , you can stay & relax all day. With an afternoon stroll to Iffley lock and a walk by the river. Or enjoy a peaceful afternoon, reading.
£500 ~ includes lunch and an evening meal for two. With an over night stay and breakfast. Why not make it a mini week day break for two ?
Other hotel settings available.

The ultimate gift for ;

  • A loved one
  • A pregnant friend, who would love to be pampered before childbirth.
  • A corporate thank you gift.
  • An office present ~ to wish someone’ bon voyage’ or ‘happy retirement’ .
  • A heartfelt present from a few friends for someone special, who really needs, or would love to be completely pampered & relaxed

…or … You ! … We all deserve a special treat once in a while …

This treatment is from Monday to Friday 10.30 am – 2.30pm .. go on…be decadent…it’s even better when the world is working !
Aroma Facial Aromatherapy Massage Lunch Gift Bag Tree Hotel Iffley Oxford Wedding present Deep Tissue Massage Ultimate Pamper Gift.

Disclaimer: I can not promise that you will feel completely relaxed & refreshed ..but I have a funny feeling that you will !

Post Natal Depression

Pregnancy & childbirth is generally concidered to be a joyous occasion for all connected to the mother & indeed for herself. Lack of sleep. worry for the general wellbeing of a new born is natural for most new mothers. However during pregnancy endorphins come into the body in high concentrations. These act as natural pain killers  & help to give a feeling of euphoria . Once the placenta is expelled , oestrgen & progesterone levels fall very quickly (similar in feeling to PMT )

Usually  2 to 3 days after the birth it is normal to feel ‘the baby blues’ It may come from possible birth trauma, the change in hormones or even a realisation of the resposibilities of motherhood. This is within a normal expectation of emotions with a triggering of tears ,depression or even anger. usually this will pass in a few days.

However when this ‘depression’ continues the mother may need counselling  or even short term medication. Essential oils can be of great benefit (check with the doctor if using anti depressants )  These should be used in a 1% dilution as with pregnancy massage . Symptoms may also subside within 6 weeks of birth, so give yourself time to adjust

Bergamot is the best essential oil to throw off depression or ‘blues’. It calms the sympathetic nervous system & so allays anger & frustation. It can also help to regain a failing appetite.

Jasmine gives a feeling of courage & strength & has been known to enhance bonding with mother & baby.

Geranium balances feelings & helps bring harmony to mood swings

Frankincense helps to calm & relax the mind , helpling to bring in peace & tranquility.

Lavender has the ability to uplift where there may be tiredness or to help calm anxiety of nervous tension.

I would suggest a combination of receiving regular aromatherapy massage from a professional & sensitive therapist , who may be able to offer some nurchuring & energy enhansing  treatments  & some support or councelling .