Our focus is on aromatherapy for women's health & wellbeing, but we also specialise in pre and post natal care for both mum and bubs.
Aromatherapy, as you know, is a safe and non-invasive way of working towards a state of holistic wellness. Aromatherapy can help with ailments and discomforts experienced by expectant mothers, from relieving nausea, to calming frayed nerves, to alleviating pain. However, there are necessary precautions to take, such as knowing the contraindications (some oils should be avoided during pregnancy).
For pre & post-natal care, your consultation is quite comprehensive.
We develop a more holistic management plan based on your assessment. Your Client Care Plan will include a pregnancy health record (physical symptoms, general well-being, weight progress, blood pressure).
We will also implement an Aromatherapeutic Treatment Plan, develop a Birth Plan for labour & delivery and initiate a Post-natal Treatment Plan (home visits optional).
Aromatherapy can assist in all the joyful side effects of pregnancy: There are many essential oils that alleviate the physical & emotional stresses pregnancy may bring: morning sickness, fatigue, anxiety, heartburn & indigestion, insomnia, stretch marks, mood swings, constipation, haemorrhoids, varicose veins, muscular cramps, oedema, backache, infections, breast & nipple care, baby blues, post-natal depression, colic, teething, nappy rash ...
Some essential oils, blended using the correct dilution rates, are safe during pregnancy and safe when breastfeeding. Our natural product range, at this stage, offers blends to help with morning sickness, stress relief, antenatal headaches, stretch marks, nipple care, labour & childbirth, post-natal blues & depression, post-op therapy and a calming remedy for babies 3-12 months.
Now the one you really want to know about ... Labour & Childbirth!
On a more positive note, significant studies have concluded the following as labour pain relievers: lavender, frankincense, rose, jasmine, clary sage, peppermint & lemon (diluted with a carrier oil to massage abdomen or back, add to cool baths or drop on to the forehead and palms of the hand).
Furthermore, an 8-year evaluative study at Oxford Brookes University found that aromatherapy was effective in managing labour pains. The Study (of 8058 women) showed a drop in opiate pain relief by those who used aromatherapy. The expected 30% uptake of opiate pain relief dropped to 0.4%! Wish I knew then what I know now!
It has taken time, energy, formal study, research and several trials ... But, with much love and consideration, I formulated Empress. She is your Ultimate Labour Blend and my favourite product because it is such a quintessentially unique blend that is shared on such a meaningful, magical and memorable day. But how will Empress help you throughout labour and childbirth?
Sneak peak at how Empress will help you in labour and childbirth:
🌿Lavender – pain management alternative for labour & delivery
🌿Peppermint – Transition Stage of labour
🌿Frankincense – Breathing & respiration
🌿Clary Sage – Enhances contractions
🌿Lemon – Energises & uplifts mood
*IMPORTANT* Please keep in mind, that consultations offer flexibility and one-on-one consulting. Which means, although Empress is a brilliant blend for labour, you are in charge of your labour blend. As a Specialist Aromatherapist, on your advice, I can formulate a labour blend based on your preferred scents and experiences with essential oils. The only essential oil I strongly recommend in your blend, is Clary Sage (we want to enhance your contractions & shorten your labour, not extend it)! Scents of Self is about what women want and what women need - your choice :)
Using 100% pure essential oils for expectant mums and babies, is natural, non-evasive, therapeutic and highly beneficial for pre and post natal care.