My client called me to book an appointment for an aromatherapy massage in her home. We decided on a mutually acceptable time and I asked her to tell me a little about herself and her expectations of the treatment. As this client is a friend of the family I have never given her a massage treatment before.
She is feeling quite low at the moment, lethargic and tired all the time. Her self-esteem is very low as she hasn’t been going out much and she’s put on a little extra weight and not caring so much about her appearance. She hasn’t sought medical advice as she would rather take a holistic approach in the first instance and feels by taking this route it will help to bring back some balance and peace within. She fears taking the conventional route would have her on some kind of medication that she would rather avoid if possible. I advised her that although holistic therapies can be a great benefit and make you feel good they are not a replacement or alternative to traditional medicine. She understands this.
I have allowed an additional 30 minutes at the beginning of the session so that we have plenty of time to go through the client questionnaire and r
e-cap on symptoms and expectations. Client is 45 years old, she has had no recent surgery or diagnosis, isn’t on any medication and has no contra-indications or allergies. She likes most aromas but not Rose. She doesn’t like her knees or feet being touched so wants a back and shoulder massage. I suggest a scalp massage also, she is happy with this.
Conditions /Complaints: lethargy, no energy, low self-esteem, tiredness
Expectations: To feel relaxed, uplifted and pampered.
Preparation: Based on the consultation and expectation I chose geranium, clary sage and rosemary to make up the massage oil. I chose these essential oils because they all have anti-depressant qualities. Clary sage and geranium also help anxiety and depression and have the ability to help lift the spirit, and rosemary can help with fatigue. I chose almond oil as the carrier as I noticed Amanda’s skin is quite dry and could benefit from its nourishment.
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