Aromatherapy uses essential oils extracted from plants to promote health and wellbeing through therapeutic massage, in a vaporiser or in a relaxing bath.
Research supports what has been known for centuries, that different essential oils have therapeutic properties which can be used to support us physically, mentally and emotionally. Some oils are calming and soothing, others refreshing and uplifting. Some may help ease anxiety, helping you to breathe more deeply and steadily, others may help you to sleep.
Aromatherapy and therapeutic massage sessions usually last between an hour and an hour and a half and will be tailored to your particular needs. You will be able to take blended oils home to use to support you and remind you of the feeling of calm you have experienced.
Therapeutic massage can provide an opportunity for deep relaxation, restoring a sense of balance & health. Feelings of anxiety, fear or irritability that often accompany grief may begin to soften and dispel. People often experience physical stress-related symptoms; headaches, insomnia, soreness in the neck & shoulders, breathing difficulties or colds. Massage can help your body to recover; as your body starts to relax, physical and emotional tension may ease.
Together we will do a careful assessment of your needs and then decide what sort of treatment you would like. Essential oils or plain unscented oil can be used. Whether you have a simple hand massage, face, neck and shoulder, or full body massage many people start to feel the benefits after the first session.
Mindfulness is a natural way of paying attention to the present moment, and encouraging a sense of gentle, non-judgmental. compassionate acceptance. Regular practice of mindfulness can be beneficial for our physical, mental & emotional wellbeing. Learn simple breathing and meditation practices to help calm both body and mind, explore different ways of practicing mindfulness in everyday life, and find what helps nourish and support your wellbeing. These sessions can take place both indoors and outdoors, with the option of mindfulness walking in the tranquil natural environment of our local Botanical Gardens. Mindfulness sessions can be offered one-to-one or as part of a small group.
Reiki is a gentle, soothing treatment that helps promote an experience of relaxation, balance and calm. If you are feeling sad, anxious, tired or overwhelmed, reiki can offer a gently restorative experience to support your physical and emotional wellbeing. When receiving a reiki treatment, you remain fully clothed and are covered in a blanket while the practitioner gently places hands on or above different parts of your body. This type of contact can feel warming, comforting and deeply relaxing for both body and mind. There is no need to talk, unless you want to, and the treatment can be given in silence or with gentle background music. It is not uncommon for people to fall asleep during a reiki session, and most find it a deeply restful experience.
Edward’s Trust offers 1:1 sessions and half day wellbeing workshops in small groups.
Whether you need some time to just be, relax and begin your recovery after a loss, or you want to learn some new techniques that you can use yourself to bring about a sense of inner peace and calm, our wellbeing therapists can support you.
During the lockdown we are currently offering an online, ‘Wellbeing Hour’ via Zoom. Join our wellbeing therapists to explore different ways we can look after ourselves whilst coping with grief during these challenging times. Open to anyone currently receiving support from Edward’s Trust, as well as those who have received support from us in the past. Family members are also welcome.
No previous experience is necessary– Do let us know if you are interested and you will be sent the link and user instructions for those not familiar with using Zoom. To express interest email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Wellbeing Therapists
Jane offers 1-1 wellbeing sessions which include Aromatherapy, Reiki or Therapeutic Massage.
Helen offers 1-1 Reiki sessions and mindfulness either 1:1 or in a small group.
To enquire about having an online 1-1 wellbeing session or to book onto one of our small group online wellbeing sessions please contact us.
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