R J Parker Reflexology & Massage Therapies:


I am proud to announce that as of November 2019 I will be providing excellent in Aromatherapy Massage and selected products!

What is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy, is a holistic practice of complementary therapy, that employs pure & natural essential oils in a specific blend to utilize their therapeutic attributes to help our body, mind and spirit (emotions).

Plants have been used for a millennia for their remedial properties.  Aromatherapy is the specific of practice of using essential and carrier oils to promote health and well-being, restoring homeostasis. 

It is  primarily applied through Massage in which the essential oils are carefully chosen and blended to created a synergistic blend designed to support the whole being; other products can be made to help the client to continue the support they require , for home use.


Benefits of Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is used by people for a variety of reasons. Some use it to help them manage or cope with specific physical, mental or emotional problems, while others use it as means of relaxation, or to help maintain good health and a sense of general well-being

Many people report to feeling:

  • a reduction in stress and tension
  • revived from fatigue
  • supported from immuno-stimulating blends
  • a feeling of strength and balance
  • calmed from worry
  • improved mobility 
  • better sleep
  • and general feeling of well-being


Aromatherapy should not be used in place of conventional medical care. Always consult a GP or other health professional for medical attention and advice.


Essential Oils


Essential oils, which are highly aromatic, are readily absorbed into the body via the skin and lungs, and are believed to affect the body on all levels - physically, mentally and even emotionally/spiritually. When combined with massage, which helps to soothe away muscular tension and improve circulation, an aromatherapy treatment can be either deeply relaxing or uplifting, depending on the oils and massage techniques used by the therapist.


Aromatherapy is the specific branch of phytotherapy (plant based therapies such as herbalism and Ayurveda); where the 'essence' of a particular plant or plant material is extracted and distilled to create an 'oil-like-substance' which has a unique chemical construction, that we use for its therapeutic attributes such as: 


  • Analgesic- painkilling effect
  • Antibacterial- rids and prevent bacteria
  • Antifungal- rids and prevent fungal infections
  • Antiseptic-prevents and removes infection
  • Antispasmodic- calms and slows muscle spasm
  • Antixylotic- reduces the effects of anxiety
  • Antiviral- kills virus, or helps prevent a virus developing
  • Cicatrisant- helps wounds heal
  • Cordial- a stimulant or tonic
  • Deoderant- removes or masks unpleasant smells
  • Diuretic- increases urine production
  • Expectorant- helps fluidify, thus remove, mucus from lungs and respiratory passages
  • Immuno-stimulant- stimulates the immune system
  • Nervine- strengthening and toning to nerves and nervous system
  • Refreshing- has a refreshing effect
  • Sedative- calms the nervous system
  • Tonic- invigorates and gives strength to a specific area or the whole body depending on the oil
  • Vulnerary- an agent which helps heal wounds and sores by external application.

                                                                                                                     ...to name but a few! 


Is Aromatherapy suitable for me?

Aromatherapy is suitable for most people; each appointment takes a new consultation to accommodate the individuals needs at that particular time, then essential oils are chosen very specifically for that individual.

Some health conditions contraindicate the use of aromatherapy and a trained professional will know when it is unsuitable for aromatherapy to be performed. 

When booking with me, I will contact you before the appointment is due to commence to ensure that their are no contra-indications to the treatment taking place, and make a preliminary assessment by the information you provide as to whether you will require to seek advice or permission from your health care provider.


Aromatherapy Treatments

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R J Parker Reflexology & Massage Therapies

East Devon Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic, Church St, Sidford, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 9TJ