With the nice weather approaching and summer clothes making their first appearance of the season, many of us are now thinking about a problem that affect four in five women in Europe: cellulite. Aromatherapy can help you improve the appearance of cellulite. Research has shown that some essential oils indeed possess properties that are helpful in eliminating toxins, improving skin’s texture and stimulating blood and lymph circulation, thus reducing cellulite. Leila Denison-Pender, specialist in Pregnancy Massage and Aromatherapy in West London gives us her top oils to help combat that ‘orange peel’ feeling:

–          Juniper berry (Juniperus communis), known for its lipolytic (i.e. its ability to break up fat) and diuretic action

–          Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens), for its cleansing, hormone balancing and lymphatic action

–          Grapefruit (Citrus paradisii), for its astringent and lipolytic action

–          Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens), for its astringent, lipolytic and detoxifying action.

For the best results, a weekly aromatherapy massage treatment with a blend of the above essential oils over the course of 4-6 weeks is recommended, in conjunction with daily skin brushing, a healthy diet and exercise. The regular local application of an ointment blended with the above mentioned oils is also advised to further exacerbate the effect of the aromatherapy treatment.

Leila Denison-Pender is offering £5 discount for any bookings made by 31st July for any of the Beez Kneez mums. For more information about Leila’s aromatherapy massage treatments or to book an appointment, please contact www.symbiosisaromatherapy.com


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