Established 1991. LLSA, AC registered.
WHAT IS AROMATHERAPY? -
OIL SALES - COURSES,
THERAPY CHARGES AND DETAILS
I now live in YORK; new contact details
are below. Post and phone messages are no longer being forwarded
from my former Sheffield address. I will continue to be available
to teach in Sheffield at certain times.
Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of
essential oils - aromatic plant extracts, mainly produced by
distillation. Conditions it can help include stress-related
disorders, arthritis and rheumatism, muscular aches, eczema,
cystitis, thrush, poor circulation, skin complaints, and
menstrual, digestive and respiratory problems.
If you visit an aromatherapist, oils are
usually applied with massage, diluted in a vegetable oil
carrier. You can also use them at home in baths, skin creams,
inhalations, oil burners or other vapourisers. Which method is
used depends on the condition being treated. The oils enter
the bloodstream via the skin, and/or lungs by inhalation.
Qualified therapists look at the possible
causes of any condition, as well as treating the symptoms.
This may include advising about relaxation, diet, exercise,
posture, environmental factors, etc.
Essential oils are safe to use at home if you
know a few basic cautions - see SAFETY.
Their effects come partly from plant-derived chemical
compounds - so misuse or overuse could be harmful, just as
with other substances which affect the body. See OIL
SALES if you want to purchase oils.
Born in 1953, I practised in Sheffield, South
Yorkshire, from 1991, when I qualified as a Licentiate of the
London School of Aromatherapy (LLSA). In June 2007 I moved to
York. From the mid-1990's till 2010 I was a a member of the
International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists
I aim to supply good quality oils at reasonable
prices. I buy from a range of suppliers to the professional
aromatherapy trade, using different suppliers for different
oils for the best combination of quality and price.
As I am also not registered for VAT, and work
from home thus reducing overheads, I can sell more cheaply. I
have a minimal (or even hostile!) approach to packaging and
"image" - I re-use packaging, use basic labelling, avoid
glossy brochures, etc. I hope to sell on price and quality of
the oils, plus a straight and open attitude.
I sell neat oils, my own blended massage oils
and skin creams, a few base oils and creams, and a few new and
secondhand CDs & tapes.
You can SHOP ONLINE
by credit card, or you can view a RETAIL
PRICE LIST for mail order with payment by
cheque or postal order, or for local sales. Payment can also
be made via NOCHEX. You can also download price lists in MS
Excel format or save the web page to your hard drive for
I also supply trade and wholesale - (local or
mail order) - see TRADE page.
My oils are no longer on sale at Nature's Trail,
Hunters Bar, Sheffield - but you can order direct from me,
and the prices will mostly be cheaper.
I have taught introductory aromatherapy courses
for the WEA (Workers' Educational
Association) in Sheffield and Chesterfield. These are usually
10 weeks. From 1992-1998 I taught courses for the former
Sheffield University Division of Adult Continuing Education. I
have also run WEA courses titled "Looking After Yourself;
Holistic Health and Alternative Therapies" and "Changing
Ourselves, Changing Our World".
I am available as a guest speaker, to give
talks or run workshops or courses of any length, and also for
residentials, weekend courses and special interest, theme or
activity holidays out of area. More information, including
current courses if any running, is on the COURSES
page. Please contact me if you want to
go on my e-mail list for future courses.
I have led CPD (Continuing Professional
Development) "essential oils refresher" sessions for
Professional Aromatherapy Network in South Yorkshire. I would
be glad to repeat these for other groups, e.g. other local
IFPA or IFA branches, or to look at other possible CPD
I am finding it difficult to find course
providers who can publicise aromatherapy courses properly and
get them running - I would be very glad to work with any
providers who can do this, either because they publicise
widely, know how to use the internet for effective publicity,
or because they know how to target publicity for alternative
therapy courses to the right places.
I moved to York in June 2007. I have not set up
an aromatherapy massage practise, as I have prioritised other
work, but I can offer some treatments at my house in Holgate.
Please contact me if you are interested.
Charges - some examples (fully-waged
£35 for full-body massage (lasts around 1
£18 for back, neck and shoulders (around
£7 for full consultation on first visit
(around 30 minutes).
A full consultation is usually needed if you
want treatment for ongoing health problems, but is not
always needed for simple muscular aches and pains or general
You are welcome to ring me to find out more
about whether aromatherapy treatment would help you - but
not on Sundays or late in the evening, please! I am usually
happy to give further personal advice to clients, former
students, and oil sales customers, but please note I do not
run a free information service for the general public.
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Boizot 2002-2014 unless otherwise stated, either on the
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My address from 30.04.12 is 14 Holly Bank Grove,
York YO24 4EA, U.K.
contact me on: 01904
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