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Amatouch: Your Safe Place for Holistic Aromatherapy Massage

Welcome to Amatouch

My aim is to provide a nurturing touch that alleviates stress, promotes well-being and encourages hormonal balance so that you can enjoy a long life – keeping young, healthy and whole.

Aromatherapy massage therapists deliver a treatment that is uniquely tailored to you. My service is more than the short-lived indulgence that you experience in a spa or beauty salon while on holidays. As a holistic therapist, I deliver a treatment with conviction and dedication that prioritises the entirety of your health (physical, emotional and spiritual) and is designed to respond to your changing needs.

What is Aromatherapy Massage?

Aromatherapy massage is considered a form of complementary medicine and is a holistic therapy that combines the art of massage with the healing power of essential oils and other natural elements. Essential oils are concentrated plant extracts, derived from roots, leaves, seeds and other elements. These oils capture the essence of their source and have various therapeutic properties.

It is the healing properties of these essential oils that is at the heart of this treatment. Used extensively, they enhance physical, mental and emotional well-being, from reducing stress and anxiety to improving sleep and relieving pain.

The Amatouch Approach to Aromatherapy Massage

Traditional medicine focuses on symptoms. Aromatherapy massage therapists choose to focus on the causes of imbalance so we can proactively avoid chronic or long-term illnesses. Our approach extends far beyond fixing mere symptoms. For me, as a holistic therapist, each person is a complex weave of their spiritual, emotional, mental and physical elements.
How we live within our environment, our relationship with ourselves and those closest to us has a profound impact on our well-being. We are affected by our relationships and social bonds just as much as by our food, our quality of sleep and exercise. The impact can be positive or negative and unfortunately, we do not always have control over these elements or life events.

“Amatouch” is a Basque word, meaning “mother touch” or nurturing touch. This ethos aligns perfectly with aromatherapy massage. I know the power of touch therapy to ignite the production of oxytocin and other natural hormones, fostering love, relaxation and social bonding while reducing stress and anxiety levels.

Benefits

This holistic therapy caters to your overall well-being, aiding in stress relief, hormonal balance, and emotional wellness. Stress and anxiety are held in the body and in turn affect the mind. By releasing tension stored in your body this treatment can facilitate a deep sense of calm and balance. Aromatherapy massage can also play a healing role during pregnancy, menopause and times of change in our lives.

Our Procedure

Your consent and comfort are paramount. Each step of the procedure is clearly communicated so that you’re completely at ease and know what to expect. I always gather information about your health and your preferences during our consultation and I will also adjust the plan as our therapeutic relationship develops and grows.

Our Signature Aromatherapy Massage Treatments

Every session at Amatouch is bespoke. I handpick and blend three to four essential oils, based on a thorough consultation about your health, preferences, and emotional state. These are combined with a carrier oil that absorbs readily into your skin, allowing the healing effects to permeate throughout your body. You also inhale and absorb the essential oils aroma and molecules through your nose adding an extra dimension to your experience. In turn, your body starts producing relaxing and sedative neuro-chemicals, resulting in beneficial emotional effects.
Amatouch’s Signature Massage blends aromatherapy, facial reflexology and hot stone therapy for a rejuvenating and restoring experience.

Expertly Blended Oils for Maximum Benefits

I am committed to understanding your body’s constitutional type, your preferences and current challenges. In this way I can create a unique and synergetic blend of essential oils that supports your well-being and that you will attune to and enjoy.
I also use an array of nourishing oils during your massages, which absorb through the skin into the bloodstream for a better healing effect. Blending essential oils requires experience and knowledge and a clear understanding of the unique properties of each blend and how they will benefit you.
Amatouch has created a unique nourishing and balancing blend that combines the best of organic extra virgin carrier oils available for the skin. Furthermore, I can top it up, when necessary, with specialised vegetable oils that target your particular complexion or dilemma.
During the Aromatherapy massage, a blend of vegetable and essential oils are used, such as:
  • Grapeseed, sweet almond, sunflower or olive oil are some of the basic carrier oils used in massage. They are nourishing and suitable for all skin types.
  • Jojoba oil is very close to the sebum of the skin. It is a balancing oil beneficial for both dry and oily skin.
  • Avocado oil is a perfect choice for dry, mature skin in need of hydration.
  • Calendula oil is mostly used for treating venous problems.
  • Hypericum oil has an anti-inflammatory effect that soothes the inflamed nerves that cause neuralgia, sciatica, and fibrositis.
  • Wheatgerm oil promotes the formation of skin cells.
  • Comfrey oil is well-known as one of nature’s greatest medicinal herbs with a healing effect for broken bones.
  • For facial massages, I use rejuvenating rosehip oil to maintain skin vitality and youthfulness, reduce wrinkles and help prevent the signs of premature ageing. Apricot kernel oil is also a perfect choice for making facial massage blends.

Meet Catherine Roe

I am a certified ITEC Holistic Massage & Reflexology Therapist and IFPA Aromatherapist, who continues to expand my knowledge in various holistic treatment modalities.
As a qualified and experienced Aromatherapist, I have a deep understanding of the aromatherapy massage process and the underlying causes of health disorders and emotional factors involved. I aim to provide a healing, nurturing touch, fostering a deep, trusting bond with my clients.

Booking Your Aromatherapy Massage

Ready to experience the healing touch of aromatherapy massage at Amatouch?

Booking your appointment is simple and straightforward. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

While designed with women in mind, it can also benefit men seeking a holistic, balanced therapy. I invite you to select the treatment that meets your needs – from a wellness, rejuvenating full-body signature massage to a holistic nurturing full-body aromatherapy massage. You may also prefer a long session or a course of successive shorter sessions at this point in time in your life. If you are new to massage and feel shy, why not choose a partial massage to relax and restore you?

Explore More With Amatouch

Uncover the power of touch with Amatouch’s diverse range of treatments. There’s a therapeutic journey for everyone. – from reflexology for health and well-being to balancing fertility reflexology, pregnancy massage and prenatal reflexology.

Extend the care with our Gift of Touch vouchers.

Have questions? Learn more, visit our FAQs, or delve into our blog for more insights. Your path to well-being starts here, with Amatouch.

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