Winter Warming Aromatherapy Massage

Written for Nova Magazine 

Treat yourself or a loved one to a warm, soothing massage with the promise of a cosy candle lit room and the option of a soft, heated massage table. This massage will ease tension, relax the muscles, improve circulation and energy levels.  This will provide the TLC needed at this time of year by giving your immune system the boost it needs to get you through the darker months.

 Because this is an aromatherapy massage it has additional benefits to a normal massage due to the therapeutic effects of the essential oils. Essential oils can be selected for your particular needs or you can try the following blend of Bergamot, Lavender and Frankincense. These can be combined or used individually.

Bergamot has sweet, lemon fresh top notes and warm, floral, balsamic undertones.
Bergamot is reviving, soothing and balancing, its sunny anti-depressant qualities make it useful in treating Seasonal Affective Disorder, and it is generally cheering on cold, grey, winter days. Bergamot is heart-warming and has an affinity with the heart charka to help gently relive sadness, depression and grief.


Lavender has fresh floral top notes and subtle, green, herbacaceous undertones.
Lavender has so many properties that it sounds too good to be true. In brief it is great for muscular aches and pains. Due to its anti-viral & antiseptic properties it is great for counteracting viruses. Psychologically lavender is soothing and calming, helping with mood swings and PMT.   

Frankincense has fresh, citrus top notes and sweet, warm balsamic, wood-smoke undertones. It is the most valuable essential oil for slowing and deepening the breath, helping to allay fear, anxiety, nervous tension and stress. It smells divine and overall it is calming, revitalising and uplifting. Frankincense is a valuable aid to relaxation as it helps to still the mind.

Together these make a divine combination or there are plenty of others to try depending on your preferences and needs. I am able to tailor blends to your specific requirements and I would love the opportunity to discuss these with you, please feel free to contact me on 07737 769 548 or

Clients experience an extra special touch due to the therapist being an Reiki & Energy Healer

Combine Reiki, Spiritual Healing or Access Bars

Quality essential oils used

My Favourite Essential Oils For Massage

Written May 2019

I have just put in a new order for essential oils and although being quite expensive, one of the oils that I just had to reorder was Rose. It has been a delight to use in my aromatherapy blends for massages and has been in high demand. As well as smelling divine, the therapeutic benefits are plentiful so it is now a must have within my selection.

Rose Benefits

Rose has antidepressant properties which is alleviate sorrow, sadness, disappointment and lifts the spirits. Rose is great for stress and anxiety because it is a nervine which has a beneficial effect upon the nervous system by strengthening and feeding it. Rose promotes sleep and calm due to its sedative properties. It invigorates and strengthens the body due to its tonic properties.

 Rose can help with many of the female reproductive problems such as PMT, menopausal symptoms and regulation of periods. It may help women in conceiving due to the fact it has a tonic purifying effect on the uterus. 

Rose goes beautifully with bergamot, clary sage, frankincense and benzoin which are also in my collection.


Frankincense is another of my favourites as it has a wide range of qualities. It has been traditionally used in mediation because is slows and deepens the breath. It helps with fear, anxiety, nervous tension and stress. It is useful in treating colds and can reduce muscle & joint inflammation, pain & stiffness. In laboratory settings frankincense has also shown positive immune system effects.

Use at home

To be used at home essential oils need to be high quality oil and diluted appropriately. Some oils say they are pure but may not be so purchase from a trusted aromatherapy supplier. You can use frankincense oil in the bath with a carrier oil such as grape seed or fractionated coconut oil. The dilution required is 5-6 drops of essential oil (for adults-no not exceed) to 20ml of carrier oil. Do a patch test first.

 Frankincense (diluted as above) can be applied to the wrists and temples (avoid eyes) to reduce anxiety and stress. A glass roller bottle is a good way to apply this, the mixture should last a few weeks. You could also rub the diluted mixture into the feet at night.

If you would like to come for a soothing and therapeutic massage or an alternative therapy please get in touch on 07737769548 or email


Rebecca is amazing! As soon as you walk in you feel relaxed, because she is lovely and welcoming. Rebecca listens to what your issues are and takes her time to get the knots out. Even after first visit you feel yourself much better. I was very impressed! Looking forward to my next visit already!

​​​Many clients report that after one massage their neck and shoulder pain has significantly eased

Aromatherapy is a therapy (massage) with aroma (essential oils). The essential oils are extracted from plants, trees, flowers, fruits, bark & herbs with properties known to benefit both psychological and physical problems.​​​

This Massage is soothing, relaxing & recharging. It is provided in a cosy candle lit room on a heated massage table (0ptional).  Essential oils are selected for your individual requirements.  If your feeling stressed or anxious I will select the oils that have calming, sedative and or anti depressant properties. If you have aches and pains, I will select the oils that that have analgesic and anti inflammatory properties. If you are suffering from both, no problem, I can select the oils that help with both of these.

I will aim to loosen and relieve stiff and tense muscles and I will tackle knots if you are happy for me to do so. I can also do energy work such as Reiki on problematic areas if desired. Only the highest quality organic essential oils are used. 

An Aromatherapy massage has additional benefits to a normal massage due to the therapeutic effects of the essential oils. The essential oils are absorbed into the body and depending upon their properties, they can soothe, stimulate and heal. The massage brings about a state of deep relaxation and the inhalation of the scents from the essential oils, gives a high sense of well-being.

 Benefits of Massage

Eases muscle pain

Eases stress and anxiety

Boosts sleep

Boosts immunity

Relieves headaches

Reducing or eliminating pain
Improves joint mobility
Improves circulation
Improves lymphatic drainage

Boosts energy levels

Improves circulation

Improves digestion

Improves mood

Essential oils provide extra power to tackle tiredness, headaches, PMT, Menopause, pain, insomnia, stress and anxiety, feeling run down and much much more. Please ask.

Aromatherapy Appointments 

Oil selection

Back neck and shoulder massage

Can include legs, arms or face on longer massages - please ask 

Heated massage table

Organic or ethically resourced essential oils

50 minute massage £46 - Total appointment time 65-70mins

60 minute massage £52 - Total appointment time 75-80 mins 

Include Reiki or Access Bars 

Powerful session & Highly Recommended

1.5 hour approx appointment time £50

Consultation with oil selection process

30mins massage

30-45 mins of Reiki or Access Bars or Spiritual Healing

"Had my first session with Rebecca this sat 24th Feb. Found her Newport treatment room beautiful and the small space really well managed & nicely private & refreshing. Loved her intuitive approach (she is highly skilled in many areas so uses a unique combination for everyone) & the yummy massage oils. I definitely felt kindly nurtured.  She genuinely cares with her actions & words & hands.. Trust your gut and give 'Reiki with Rebecca' a go!" -Facebook Review

"Just had an amazing Aromatherapy Massage and Reiki session with the lovely Rebecca.
I love how she selects the oils for your feeling and mood at that time, mixing the perfect blend and then massaging back neck and shoulders, whilst the sound of gentle waves send you off to your happy place, followed by Reiki" 
Facebook review

Private sessions due to no reception area

Gentle, soothing but tackles problem areas

professional & caring 

​​​​​Rebecca Garratt 

Quality Complementary & Holistic Therapies