* Our therapist, Lindsey is unable to treat anyone for Aromatherapy Massage as she is currently pregnant. We are able to offer you a massage with Sophy, who will be able to use a pre-blended aromatherapy oil suitable for your needs. Please contact the clinic on 0191 5483388 if you require further information on this*. 

Aromatherapy is a holistic treatment using essential oils blended in a vegetable oil, such as grapeseed, before being applied to the skin. A number of oils can be used together, creating a blend suitable for your needs. When used regularly aromatherapy can maintain, optimise and support good health. The aromatic effects of the oils can soothe and relax the stresses and strains of everyday life.

Essential oils are highly aromatic natural extracts taken from plants in a concentrated form. There are two main ways in which you can benefit from essential oils: either by absorbing them through your skin into the bloodstream or by inhaling them, as what you smell can have a dramatic effect on the way you feel.  There are a large number of essential oils available and each has its own therapeutic properties. 

Aromatherapy Massage at Sunderland Physiotherapy Clinic


  • 30 mins – £30
  • 60 mins – £45
  • A 50% deposit is required at the point of booking in order to secure your appointment.
  • We operate a 24 hour cancellation policy. Any clients who cancel within 24 hours or do not attend their appointment will lose their deposit.
  • *Please note we see over 16 year olds only*

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  • Increases blood flow around the body, flushing out waste products and cleansing internal organs
  • Improved circulation
  • Improved rate of tissue repair
  • Pain relief in muscles and joints
  • Improved Sleep
  • Reduced stress and tension, relieving physical and mental fatigue
  • Improved emotional well-being

What to expect

The therapist will begin by taking a full medical history. You’ll be given time to undress privately and lie down on the massage table, usually heated for extra comfort. You will be covered in soft towels and your therapist will uncover one little bit of you at a time depending on the area to be massaged.

Side effects of Aromatherapy Massage

You may experience a reaction when your body begins the process of healing itself and eliminating toxins. These reactions are a positive sign that the body has responded well to the treatment and is beginning to heal itself. These side effects should subside in 12-24 hours. The following reactions may occur after treatment:

  • Tiredness due to the release of toxins
  • More visits to the toilet to get rid of waste and toxins
  • Headaches or nausea
  • Spots may occur due to released toxins
  • Flare up of previously suppressed conditions
  • Perspiration/ Runny nose – the body excreting waste


Aftercare advice

  • Drink plenty of water or herbal teas
  • Avoid excess tea, coffee and alcohol for the next 12 hours
  • Avoid heavy meals for the next few hours
  • Cut down on smoking
  • Avoid driving immediately after treatment if you feel excessively drowsy
  • Make time to relax
  • As oils have been used avoid sunbathing/ sun-bed use for 24 hours


If you would like to book an Aromatherapy Massage, have any questions or would like some more information, then please do get in touch.