This Gift Certificate is for one mobile 2 hour session for one person, consists of a 60 minute Aromatherapy Massage, followed by a 60 minute Reflexology Treatment, at the recipient's location within Kelowna, British Columbia.
During the Aromatherapy Massage, a special blend of immune boosting essential oils are added to massage oil and then applied to the skin during your choice of an European Lymph Drainage Massage or a Swedish Relaxation Massage. The oils absorb through the skin and into the blood vessels and directly into the blood stream.
Reflexology is a holistic, complimentary healing therapy, which works on the whole person from the inside out working beyond physical symptoms straight to their source within the body. Reflexology is based on the principle that reflex areas in the feet correspond to all of the various organs, glands, and systems of the body. During a Reflexology Treatment, the practitioner performs a therapy which is much like a firm foot massage, where the reflexes are stimulated using the fingers and thumbs, following a specific routine. This treatment can relieve internal stresses and tension, aiding the natural healing processes, and thereby restoring balance.
The recipeint of this gift certificate will schedule an appointment for an available date that works best for them. On the day of the scheduled appointment, Jennifer will arrive on site 15 minutes prior to the event start time to set up her equipment & confirm that all required documents are completed. She will also require 15 minutes to pack up her equipment after all treatments are completed. For this reason your appointment will automatically be scheduled for 30 minutes extra to ensure that there will be no double bookings. The 2 hour treatment will be booked for 2.5 hours to allow for this.
An essential oil blend will be made specifically for the recipient, dependent upon any health conditions they may have. They will be required to complete and return a client health questionnaire within 48 hours prior to their appointment,.
GST will be added to all prices at checkout.
This booking is available for locations within Kelowna, British Columbia ONLY. Services may be available in West Kelowna & Lake Country, but will be charged travel fees and mileage. Please contact Jennifer (250)718-7565 to schedule an appointment.
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Be sure to filll out your new client health questionare honestly and completely. Jennifer needs to be aware of all health conditions that you have to ensure your safety. Failing to do so can have serious consequences, especially when it comes to aromatherapy treatments. Many essential oils are not safe to use with certain health conditions.
Contraindications of Aromatherapy
Although essential oils are natural products, it is still necessary to follow certain precautions when using them. Essential oils are very concentrated and volatile.
- Serious medical conditions that require a referral from a doctor before massages include: heart and circulatory disorders, thrombosis, high and low blood pressure and diabetes
- Avoid using essential oils on babies and children less than 5 years of age.
- Use aromatherapy on children older than 5 years with caution.
- Due to the strong association between smell and memory, special care should be taken when using aromatherapy on patients undergoing chemotherapy or feeling very ill. The smell of the oil may induce nausea, vomiting or negative emotions in subsequent context.
- Allergic reactions are more commonly associated with certain oils including Basil, Fennel, Lemongrass, Rosemary, and Verbena oils.
- Infectious diseases : People suffering from infectious diseases like colds, fever, tuberculosis, flu, measles, and scarlet fever must not be given aromatherapy since they are contagious.
- Skin diseases and sensitivity : Important precautions during aromatherapy relate to skin sensitivity and skin disorders
- Restricted massages (avoid an area) maybe required in certain cases such as – prevalence of scar tissue, skin disorders such as eczema, bruising, varicose veins, cuts and wounds, fractures and sprains.
- High Blood Pressure: Some essential oils are generally best avoided with individuals suffering from high blood pressure (hypertension), although the evidence is by no means certain, especially as soothing massage is known to actually lower blood pressure. However, it is recommended that the following essential oils are avoided during treatment of individuals suffering from hypertension: Hyssop, Rosemary, Sage, and Thyme.
- Low Blood pressure: Individuals with low blood pressure should not be treated with Clary Sage, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Melissa or Ylang Ylang.
- Cancer: Clients with cancer should be treated with great caution. Generally, those with active tumors should not be treated at all, unless with the explicit agreement of their doctor. In these situations, the following oils should be avoided: Anise, Basil, Fennel, Laurel, Myrtle, Nutmeg and Star Anise.
- Epilepsy: Individuals with epilepsy should not be treated with Balsamite, White Camphor, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Sweet Fennel, Hyssop, Peppermint, Rosemary, all types of Sage, Tea Tree or any strong-smelling oil, as there is some risk that an attack could be triggered by the strong odor.
- Asthma: Asthma suffers should be treated with great care, as steam inhalation of essential oils can actually worsen symptoms. Moreover, asthmatics may be allergic to the essential oils themselves. However, certain antispasmodic oils can be used safely if inhaled directly.
- Diabetics should avoid Angelica, Cinnamon, Rosemary.
- Fevers should be treated cautiously if using Balsamite, White Camphor, Garlic, Hyssop, Massoia, Oakmoss, Treemoss and Verbena.
- Clients with Glaucoma should not be treated with Lemongrass, Melissa or Styrax as intra-ocular pressure may be increased.
- Kidney disease can be worsened if nephrotoxic oils such as Indian Dill, Juniper, Parsley Leaf/Seed or Black Pepper are used.
- Cardiac patients should avoid Nutmeg, a heart stimulant.
- Clients with Liver disease should not be treated with Indian Dill, Parsley Leaf/Seed or oils containing Menthol.
- Clients with Prostatic Hyperplasia should not be treated with Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Melissa or Styrax.
- Those clients suffering from acute Lung or Respiratory problems should avoid Garlic, Onion and Sage.
- Clients receiving homeopathic treatments should not be treated with Black Pepper, Camphor, Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Rosemary, as these oils can counteract the affects of homeopathic medicines.
- Migraine : Strong odors can exacerbate migraine symptoms.
- Menstruation : Adbominal cramping during menstruation can be heightened by using essential oils.
Essential Oils During Pregnancy:
Many Essential oils are contraindicated in pregnancy due to the potential toxicity to the mother and fetus and the risk of triggering spontaneous abortion.
Any essential oil that is considered safe for use during pregnancy should always be diluted to half the usual strength, because the growing fetus is much more sensitive than an adult would be and also because women are much more likely to suffer dermal reactions during pregnancy than at other times.
- Some oils, such as Clary Sage and Juniper, are emmenagogues, which stimulate the uterus and carry a small associated risk of miscarriage.
- Essential oils that should be avoided in pregnancy include Ajowan, Angelica, Anise Star, Aniseed, Basil, Bay Laurel, Calamintha, Cedarwood, Celery Seed, Cinnamon leaf, Citronella, Clary Sage, Clove, Cumin, Eucalyptus, Sweet Fennel, Hyssop, Juniper, Labdanum, Lovage, Marjoram, Myrrh, Nutmeg, Parsley, Rosewood, Snakeroot, Spanish Sage, Tarragon and White Thyme.
- Lavender, Peppermint, Rose and Rosemary are also best avoided during the first trimester.
Swedish Relaxation Massage and/or European Lymph Drainage Massage should not be given to anyone with the following physical disorders or conditions:
- Nausea, Vomiting or Diarrhea
- Broken Bones, Fractures , Dislocations, or Severe sprains
- Contagious Diseases
- Open or Unhealed Sores or Wounds
- Inflamed, Swollen or Bruised Tissues (these areas will be avoided)
- Varicose Veins
- Recent Surgery
- Severe Pain
- Kidney Disease
- Large Hernias (area must be avoided)
- Torn Ligaments, Tendons, or Muscles (area must be avoided)
- High Blood Pressure or Heart Problems
- Cancer (Must have doctors clearance)
- History of Phlebitis or Thrombosis (These patients may have blood clots that may become dislodged and travel to the lungs, with potentially fatal results.)
- Drug treatment with Blood Thinners (These medications increase the risk of bleeding under the skin.)
While Reflexology is a very safe therapy, it is to be avoided with certain health conditions:
Local Contraindications (can not work on affected area)
- Varicose veins
- Undiagnosed lumps and bumps
- Undiagnosed pain
Total Contraindications (can not proceed with treatment)
- Contagious diseases (including a cold and flu)
- Under the influence of Alcohol or Drugs (including pain medication)
- After a recent operation (within the last 6 months)
- Infectious skin diseases
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Severe undiagnosed pain
- Diarrhoea and/or vomiting
- Unstable heart conditions
Cautions for Reflexology – requires doctors written consent
- Neuritis (inflammation of the nerve pathways)
- Diabetes mellitus
- Heart disease and cardiovascular conditions (Thrombosis, Phlebitis, Hypertension, Hypotension)
- Kidney infections
- Nervous/Psychotic conditions
- Nervous system disfunctions (Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Motor Neurone disease)
- Oedema (swelling)
- Prescribed medication