According to government/RIVM regulations, massage/touch treatments are allowed again. Please keep the following in mind to keep both of us safe + well during these times:
As with any 1:1 offering, ATT sessions are by appointment only and we’ll do a wellness check (some simple questions) prior to your session to make sure we’re well + good.
Other things I’ll do to support wellbeing:
- If I don’t feel well, we’ll reschedule the session.
- After each session, I will – as before – change all sheets, ventilate and desinfect the space. There’ll be extra time between sessions to support this.
- Outside of the treatment space, we’ll keep 1.5 meter distance.
- There’ll be no hand-shaking and I won’t be putting your coat or other belongings away for you.
- If I am in doubt of your health, I am allowed to deny a session and we will re-schedule for a later date.
- When other people are present in the space, we will make use of specific walking paths to ensure we can safely keep our distance.
Please keep in mind:
- If you’re experiencing symptoms that could link to Covid-19, don’t book a session or cancel/reschedule your existing appointment.
- If you’ve been in touch with someone who’s tested positive for the virus within the past 14 days, don’t book in a session or reschedule your appointment.
- Please arrive in time for your session, 5 minutes early is perfect to get you settled and comfortable. You’ll have time to find your bearings after the session, while I clean the space, and we’ll make sure you’re safely out the door before the next customer arrives.
- Sessions are paid upfront, via Tikkie/Mollie/Bankwire, so we won’t have to worry about handling cash 🙂
Thank you for your collaboration!
The AromaTouch Technique is a very gentle application of Therapeutic Grade essential oils and oil blends, that focuses on bringing the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system back to its natural balance through a focus on energy lines and reflexology points.
8 different oils, diluted with a carrier oil, are applied from the crown of your head, along your back, and to the soles of your feet. The entire body can relax throughout receiving this treatment, supporting and stimulating your self-healing abilities. AromaTouch is suggested in cases of pain/inflammation, tension/stress, reduced immunity and fatigue, among other symptoms of discomfort.
A session takes around 60 minutes, of which 45-50 minutes involve the oil application, with time before and after the session to discuss your individual needs, support you in getting comfortable, and grounding back into your day afterwards. You will lay on your belly on the massage table as I apply oils to help you manage stress, support your immune system and a healthy inflammatory response, and aid your body to return back to balance.
1. Stress Reduction
Most of us experience more stress and tension than our body and mind can deal with and digest. This may cause discomfort in our body, difficulty sleeping and focusing, and mood fluctuations. By starting out with relaxation of the body, you will be able to optimally benefit from the treatment and the oils I am applying
2. Immune Support
Our natural defence mechanism focuses on protecting us against seasonal and environmental threats. Both oils used during this step have cleansing properties which support a return to homeostasis and a proper immunological response
3. A Healthy Inflammatory Response
Did you know that recurring inflammation can cause chronic ailments? The oils used during this phase support your body in the reduction of pain and inflammation
A lot of us live in a figh-or-flight response. This helps us to be super alert and able to think and respond quickly. When we find ourselves in this situation for too long, it can cause heavoc on our bodily systems – resulting in a host of health concerns. This is why we always end by supporting the body and mind to find it’s natural balance
What oils are being used and why?
Balance: this grounding blend of oils is calming, and creates a sense of well-being. Starting the AromaTouch Technique with this oils creates an initial bond between the giver and receiver.
Lavender: this oil is soothing, relaxing, and healing for the skin, it can reduce anxious feelings and offer support when dealing with seasonal threats.
Melaleuca: this oil, also known as ‘tea tree’, is a strong anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-parasitic oil, an essential part of the AromaTouch treatment due to its cleaning effects. It’s also known as the oil of Energetic Boundaries, offering a moment to check in what is and isn’t ours to hold on to.
On Guard: this oil blend of 5 oils has been created to protect and the immune system, it is very fragrant and has effective cleansing properties, making it a perfect part to the treatment.
Aroma Touch: this blend of 4 oils, also known as the Massage Blend, softens the skin and improves circulation.
Deep Blue: this Soothing Blend of oils offers relaxation and soothing for painful muscles and joints and supports a healthy inflammatory response. It has an immediate tingling and warming effect.
Homeostasis (nervous system balance)
Wild Orange: this ‘sunshine-in-a-bottle’ oil supports the immune system, helps to boost mood and energizes and revitalizes the participant at the end of the treatment.
Peppermint: this oil is invigorating, refreshing and cooling to the body. It supports the digestive system, relaxes the skin, and boosts energy as the treatment comes to a close.
The massage/treatment will take about 45-50 minutes. You might feel a bit ‘floaty’ upon completion. It is suggested to slowly come back up to a seated position first, as you’ve deeply relaxed. Coming off the table too quickly may result in feelings of dizziness. I will remind you of this and guide you through this!
Recommended After a Treatment
After the treatment it’s suggested to drink a large glass of water, to rehydrate the body and support the system in flushing out any toxins that are being released. It’s recommended to take some time for yourself after the session, to integrate and unwind. Take at least 30 minutes to rest, don’t go straight into physical or mental activities.
Later in the day, or after your half hour resting period, you can take a short 15-30 minute walk – nothing too strenuous, just enough to get your muscles warm and moving. This supports a clear mind, helps support your hormones and the release of toxins and metabolites in the system.
Depending on your individual situation and symptoms, you can book your next session after a week. Most people prefer a monthly session, as maintenaince and to support their self-care. In case you’re dealing with pain or other symptoms again within 1-2 weeks, feel free to schedule in another session.
Sessions take place at Alchemy Kollectiv at the Zoutmanstraat 23s (4th floor, elevator is available) in The Hague
Spots are available on:
- Saturday afternoon
- Sunday mid-morning through late afternoon
- Wednesday Evening at 18:30, 18:45 or 19:00 PM.
- By individual appointment
- have a look at the calendar for availability
Investment: a single session is available at a sliding scale of €65-75 to make the treatment as accessible as possible to all who desire to enjoy and benefit from it.
Looking for more frequent support?
Get first dibs on booking your preferred appointment time, by getting a monthly membership. Lock in your moment of self care for €60 per month (3 month minimum, 30 day cancellation notice therafter).
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*Your Future Self will love you for this!
What others are saying about AromaTouch Technique Sessions:
“I received an AromaTouch massage on a nice sunny Saturday afternoon. Drip, drip the oils went onto my back… after a few gentle strokes, I ended up in a forest. Somehow, I felt like I was in nature, very calm and peaceful. When Saar woke me up from my magical dream-land, I held on to that feeling for the rest of the day. Definitely will book in a session again!” – Katalin.