Clinical Aromatherapy Massage

At Balmoral Physiotherapy, we recognise the importance of a holistic approach to body and mind.

Clinical aromatherapy involves therapeutic massage using a unique blend of essential oils which is tailored specifically for you. The initial consultation will include a detailed questionnaire, which helps the aromatherapist decide which oils are used.

What is Clinical Aromatherapy?

Clinical aromatherapy is distinct from ordinary aromatherapy practice. It has a substantial empirical research basis and an associated international professional organisation (IFPA). Whereas ordinary aromatherapy is primarily used as a relaxation or de-stressing technique, clinical aromatherapy is used to treat a range of traditional physical problems such as muscle aches & pains but also a wide variety of psychological and emotional problems.

It has a holistic approach to the individual patient using a combination of essential oils coupled with unique and effective massage techniques. In each treatment, essential oils are chosen and blended. Each essential oil has its own healing properties based on the chemical constituent of the plants they are extracted from.

The treatment is tailored to your requirements and may include a combination of the following:

  • Deep and soft tissue massage
  • Breathing techniques
  • Trigger points
  • Abdominal massage
  • Acupressure techniques
  • Guidance on aftercare and self massage techniques

Benefits of clinical aromatherapy

Almost anyone can benefit. There are no specific exclusions but as massage can be physically intense and oils can sometimes cause allergic reactions, medical advice may sometimes be necessary as with most other forms of physical therapy.

Clinical Aromatherapy may particularly beneficial for:

  • Relieve muscular aches and pains
  • Relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome
  • Manage symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • Management of Stress related problems
  • Emotional Traumas including Bereavement/Separation/Pet Loss
  • Management of Post-natal depression / exhaustion
  • Maintain and improve overall well-being

The Therapist

Only a practitioner who is trained and professionally certified in the use of essential oils for therapeutic purpose should deliver clinical aromatherapy. Our therapist, Sayuri Naruse (MSc, BSc, BEd, IFPA, IIHHT & MIS) holds a British degree in Health and Wellbeing and a membership with the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA) for 10 years, as well as further associated professional certifications.  She has worked in a variety of public and private sector environments (including NHS-funded charities) both as practitioner and trainer.  You can find out more about Sayuri on the Our Team page. Gift vouchers and home visits are available. For further details, or to book an appointment, please call us on: 0191 284 0087

Please Note

If you have any medical conditions, e.g. heart problems, it is advisable to check with your GP before booking aromatherapy.


“This was the best massage I've had for a long time.”
Mrs M. Smith
“I can’t believe how I feel the difference at the base of my back. I can stretch my back now!”
Mr R. K.
“I really like Sayuri’s approach - thoughtful and just right. I particularly liked the head work. Deeply calming and lovely.
Mrs J. M
“I came here with all tight muscles and limbs. After massage, almost normal - a weight lifted up from my back and neck pain improved.”
Mr C.
“I really enjoyed my massage. I feel as though all my tension and aches, pains have gone for a while. Thank you very much.”
Mr I Williams
“Nothing to improve on best massage I’ve ever had. Nice just to relax and be quiet, totally relaxing and enjoyable. Everyone should have massage. It helps quieten the mind also.”
Mrs V. Graham
“It was very relaxing and enjoyable. The pressure was good as well. It was very good all around. Excellent!”
Mrs M.
“The massage was perfect”
Mr K. Graham
“I feel very relaxed and less tense than when I arrived. The treatment has a calming effect and Sayuri’s approach is very sympathetic and understanding. I shall certainly repeat the experience.”
Miss J. Walker
“Sayuri was very gentle and very informative on what was going to be done. I was impressed overall.”
Mrs T. Major