Aromatherapy aftercare advice
The following advice should be taken following an aromatherapy treatment:
Wait 10 minutes post treatment before driving.
Listen to your body – i.e., if you feel tired then try to rest as your body is telling you are tired, and the body is needing to heal and re-coup.
Contact your therapist with any concerns you may have following a treatment.
Avoid alcohol / caffeine for at least 24 hours as some aromatherapy treatments / essential oils are detoxifying.
Drink plenty of water to assist in the elimination of toxins from the body.
Eat a light and healthy diet to assist the detoxification and healing process, avoid heavy meals.
Get plenty of rest. You may feel tired after treatment.
Gentle exercise - postural exercises can help with muscle tension as well as exercises that will assist with mobility. Yoga is a suitable and gentle exercise option.
Do deep breathing exercises to assist with taking in oxygen to your fullest capacity.
If you have a stressful lifestyle it may be helpful to obtain information about methods of stress management as well as lifestyle changes, hobbies, relaxation methods
Look into the possibilities of treatment options that could help with stress and other conditions.
Regular aromatherapy treatments are recommended for wellbeing.
Avoid bath/shower/steam room/swimming/sunbathing for up to 24 hours.
Try to leave oils on skin for up to 8 hours to allow them to continue absorption into the body.
If you experience a reaction to the treatment this is known as a contra-action and is a
body’s response to the treatment and can occur during or following a treatment. This is
perfectly normal and is the part of the healing and detoxification process following a
treatment and will normally subside within 24-48 hours. If, however, you experience
any severe pain or discomfort, you may want to seek advice from your GP. Some
reactions that can occur are:
Dizziness or nausea
Disrupted sleeping pattern
Muscles may feel tired and achy.
Increased urination or passing of stools.
Please follow the suitable guidelines for essence/blended oils for home use as advised by
your therapist, as well as specific oil information on potential toxicity, reactions of the oils.
E.g., Clary sage
Do not use if pregnant.
Avoid alcohol or other stimulants during usage as may induce nausea and
Due to its sedative nature, do not drive after using a blend containing this oil.
Large doses can cause headaches.
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