• Touch is the first sense that we develop when we are born

• The right kind of touch can lower blood pressure, cortisol levels, and heart rate

• The AromaTouch Technique uses light, consistent touch that creates a beneficial response in the recipient

The AromaTouch Technique is all about creating an emotional connection and the science behind that connection is as validated as it is compelling. Tactile communication is our first form of communication. We begin receiving tactile signals in the womb, and then touch plays a critical role in parent-child relationships before verbal communication is possible. It is, in essence, the first sense we acquire and it is astonishingly effective. In recent studies, researchers have shown that emotional communication is very effective through touch, nearly as effective as words and facial cues. Not only is touch able to communicate the tone of emotion (whether it is positive or negative, intense or subtle), but it may also allow for precise differentiation between types of emotion. With voice and facial cues, we can identify just one or two positive signals that are not confused with each other. Research has exhibited that touch can communicate multiple emotions—love, gratitude, sympathy, fear, anger— with astounding exactness. This effect isn’t just limited to loved ones; another study found that touch communicates emotion nearly as effectively when it occurs between strangers. While our understanding of the mechanisms involved with touch and emotional messaging is still limited, we do know that it can be more effective than even verbal communication in strengthening existing bonds and developing new ones.

Along with the emotional component, gentle touch can also influence physiological responses in ways other communication simply cannot. Unlike massage, which involves powerful hand movements that are focused on specific outcomes (breakdown of muscular adhesions, stimulating the central nervous system, aiding recovery, etc.), the gentleness of the AromaTouch Technique has a much different spectrum of benefits. Tender touch almost instantaneously activates the release of oxytocin (often referred to as the “love” or “hug” hormone), decreases heart rate and blood pressure, and has a beneficial influence on multiple other stress-sensitive systems.

So what exactly is the AromaTouch Technique?

The AromaTouch Technique is the application of 8 specific essential oils to the back and feet, these essential oils were chosen for their individual and combined aromatic properties. This technique combines the unique benefits of human touch with the power of essential oils to create an overall wellness experience. AromaTouch is not a massage but a technique that stimulates body meridians, energy zones and brings about a deep effect on the bodies systems and viscera through the rhythmic application of touch and specific aroma,  stimulating a state of balance commonly known as homeostasis.

Which Dõterra essential oils do you use and what are the benefits?

Emotionally calming and grounding
doTERRA Balance essential oil: a combination of tree oils and roots. The soft energy of this essential oil is excellent for re-connecting and grounding when your mind has been racing. Encourages you to stay in the moment to manifest your vision. Also good to put on the soles of your feet in the morning to help ground and set yourself up for the day!
Lavender essential oil: supports you in releasing tension and  any constriction that stems from fear of expressing yourself.

Cleansing
Melaleuca essential oil: also known as Tea Tree oil is associated with energetic boundaries; helps clear your energetic boundaries.
doTerra OnGuard essential oil: This oil enables the protection and strengthening of your immune system and also energetically works against lower or negative energies. It helps to strengthen your inner resolve.

Relaxing
AromaTouch essential oil: the oil of holistic self relaxation and healing.
Deep Blue essential oil: the oil of surrendering pain. Generally used for physical pain but can help anyone who is resisting emotions that underlie their physical pain.

Invigorating
Wild Orange essential oil: the oil of abundance which restores one’s physical energy.
Peppermint: the oil of a buoyant heart. Invigorating to body, mind, and spirit, this essential oil seals in the previous oils to support them with the healing properties they each carry.

Life can be difficult, especially during these uncertain times and changes are always appearing, so a bit of self love and compassion with the essential oils can really help! It is a wonderful way to honour oneself without too much effort physically but maximum effort on the inside.

 

How long does a session last?

60 minutes

How much does a session cost?

€55

Do I have to undress for this treatment?

You will be lying face down as if receiving a massage, and will need to remove any clothing above the waist, along with your shoes and socks too. I will ensure your body is covered when I am not working on any specific body part.

Please also keep an eye out for mini retreat days held here at Le Grand Moulin – you can come with a friend or two and enjoy a treatment and lunch with plenty of relax time.