Aromatherapy

Shakta Kaur studied with Gabriel Mojay at the Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy in London (ITHMA).

She qualified in 2009 with a Diploma in Holistic Clinical Aromatherapy and Therapeutic Massage.

She holds Advanced Certificates in Deep Tissue Massage, in Aromatic Acupressure & Meridian Massage, and in Aromatherapy Product Blending.

What Is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of essential oils to maintain good health and to revitalise body, mind and spirit.

Essential oils contain the vital life force of fragrant plants. They are essences that are extracted from the bark, leaves, petals, resins, roots and seeds of selective aromatic plants.

Benefits of Aromatherapy Massage

  • Boosting your Immune System
  • Relaxes your Mind and Body
  • Relieves Chronic Muscular Tension and Stiffness
  • Releases and Eliminates Toxins
  • Stimulates and Improves Blood and Lymph Circulation
  • Restores Joint Mobility
  • Relieves Tension Headaches
  • Helps for Insomnia
  • Helps for Indigestion
  • Helps for Fatigue, Irritability and Depression
  • Helps for Anxiety & Stress
  • Releases Blocked Energy
  • Increases General Energy Levels

Receiving a good massage is like entering a special room until now locked and hidden away, likely familiar to those who practice meditation. There, healing can happen.

The Five Elements

Next to the concept of Yin and Yang, the theory of the Five Elements is the second main pillar of Oriental Medicine.

The Five Elements can be understood as five phases or movements of Yin and Yang energy. Rather than being elements in a literal sense, the images of water, wood, fire, earth and metal represent natural forces that describe states and processes of life.

Each human being is a mixture of all five elemental energies. Imbalances occur when one or more elements become afflicted, producing symptoms that either reflect some form of “excess” or a “deficiency” / weakness.

5 elements diagram

Water

Quiescent Yin – Winter – Night
May be understood as energy in a condensed and relatively static Yin phase, reflected by the dormancy of winter time and night. Related Organs: Yin – Kidneys, Yang – Bladder. Root Emotion: Fear. Therapeutic Intention: to strengthen

Wood

Rising Yang – Spring – Morning
Is indicative of energy in a rising Yang phase, as in the sense with spring time and morning. Related Organs: Yin – Liver, Yang – Gall Bladder. Root Emotion: Anger. Therapeutic intention: to move and to relax

Fire

Radiant Yang – Summer – Midday
Symbolic of energy at its most expansive and radiant, of Yang at its zenith. It is the element of summer, of midday and noon. Related Organs: Yin – Heart & Pericardium, Yang – Small Intestines & Triple Heater. Root Emotion: Joy, Love. Therapeutic intention: to harmonize

Earth

Descending Yin – Late Summer – Afternoon
Energy in its descending Yin stage. Earth is predominant in late summer and in the afternoon. Related Organs: Yin – Spleen, Yang – Stomach. Root Emotion: Thoughtfullness. Therapeutic intention: to clarify

Metal

Gathering Yin – Autumn – Evening
Energy in a Yin phase of transformation. The season of metal is autumn and the time of day, evening. Related Organs: Yin – Lungs, Yang – Large Intestines. Root Emotion: Grief. Therapeutic intention: to invigorate

Treatments

I offer treatments in my home in Southall. My treatment room is in a very quiet and peaceful environment, surrounded by a beautiful garden. Every treatment includes consultation concerning healthy diet, yogic practice and spiritual lifestyle. Your well-being and happiness are most important to me. You are not rushed out, you can relax and enjoy.

Online appointments: Consultation via zoom or whatsapp to understand & discuss how I could serve you best with a personalised essential oil blend and / or Reflexology pressure points shown on the hands.

In person appointments: During your consultation we will discuss your health & well- being problems and I will create a personalised blend for you. This blend will be used for your treatment and can also be made for you to be used in many ways in between the treatments as a body oil, roll-on, balm, ointment etc.

Prices

£20 – online consultation 30 min. plus cost of any blends / remedies
£50 – consultation, personalised blend & full body massage 75 min.
£70 – consultation, personalised blend, full body massage combined with Reflexology 1h 45 min.

I offer buy 5 and get 6 treatments when bought as a block, and I am available for home visits for a small surcharge depending on where you live.

Make An Appointment

Appointments can be made between Tuesdays and Saturdays.

To make an appointment, ask about home visit prices or get more information, please

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Testimonials

“I am very pleased to report, my shoulder was much less painful and range of movement had improved in all directions. My hip was pain free all day yesterday and today. My feet feel amazing!!! Like they’ve been switched on. I truly feel balanced. I will be booking another session soon. Many thanks Shakta!” – W. Wills

“I have seen Shakta for regular full body, aromatherapy massages for over three-and-a-half years. Over that time, she has listened to my needs and adjusted the oils used to suit my situation. Issues that her work have helped me improve were severe digestive problems (in particular a hiatus hernia and acid reflux), insomnia, stress and anxiety. As a result, I feel healthier and happier in general, and this is constantly remarked on by my friends and family.” – E. Solowo-Coker

“I had several massage treatments with Shakta. She is very attuned to her clients’ needs and takes the time to listen to you and ensure that the oils she uses for the aromatherapy massage are best suited to your symptoms. She has a marvellous touch and technique and I have found her treatments extremely relaxing and beneficial. I don’t hesitate to recommend her.” – S. Masters

“I just wanted to say thank you for making me feel so wonderful and releasing so much tension that has been bothering me for so long! You have very healing hands! I can’t wait for my next appointment!” – K. Kaur

“Aromatic Massage with Shakta has really helped my eczema and other symptoms. The Treatment has long-lasting benefits and is very enjoyable.” – S. Ibbotsen

“Whatever tension I have when I arrive is soon released after Shakta´s intuitive approach to massaging my body and knowing which essential oils can address both my emotional and physical condition.” – A. Kaur

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