Aromatherapy at York Clinic

Elizabeth Reid Dunkerley and Christine Wilkinson practise aromatherapy at York Clinic

Elizabeth Reid Dunkerley

Are your muscles tight, tension in your neck and shoulder, trouble sleeping, mind too busy?
As an aromatherapist and massage therapist Elizabeth Reid Dunkerley specializes in the use of organic essential oils to increase the beneficial effects of massage; to reduce tension, relax muscles and harmonise body and mind. Elizabeth developed her treatments using her training in anatomy, aromatherapy and massage.   
Aromatherapy Massage
Aromatherapy massage combines the therapeutic benefits of essential oils with a variety of massage techniques using light or deep pressures depending on your needs. Aromatherapy may help to improve both your physical and mental wellbeing. It is often used for chronic pain (pain that lasts a long time), anxiety, depression and insomnia.  Each essential oil has its own therapeutic properties, acting on muscles, nerves, circulation, skin, lymphatic, respiratory, urinary, reproductive and endocrine systems. As an aromatherapist Elizabeth is able to choose and blend these oils specifically for your needs and concerns gaining the maximum benefit from your treatment. Massage warms the muscle and tissue improving circulation and oxygen flow. The massage strokes enable the essential oils to be absorbed by your body through the skin, lymph drainage massage helps eliminate toxins and promotes a healthier immune system. Massage is a wonderful way to rebalance the body, creating an overall sense of well being.
Aromatherapy and Cancer Care
Aromatherapy has become an integral part of the support for many areas of cancer care. Treating the person as a whole it aims to take into account all the individuals needs and can offer immense comfort and support for cancer patients and their families within the framework of the treatment they have chosen.  Complementary therapies, such as aromatherapy and massage therapy provide both physical and emotional support and can help with symptom control. It is on an emotional level that aromatherapy has the most to offer as part of a holistic approach to cancer. The uplifting, calming, soothing and antidepressant essential oils combined with a caring support from a qualified therapist can add to the overall well being for the patient. Aromatherapy offers continued support throughout the cancer journey.
Please note that If you are still receiving cancer treatment aromatherapy can only be undertaken with the knowledge and consent of the doctor carrying out the principal treatment.

Call us on 01904 709688 to make an aromatherapy appointment here at York Clinic with Elizabeth or use our contact form and we will respond to you as quickly as possible.


Christine Wilkinson

Aromatherapy massage, combined with a sensible lifestyle, is an excellent way of maintaining health and preventing imbalances which give rise to illness. It also helps the body to return from an imbalanced state to the ideal balance representing health and well-being. During an Aromatherapy massage the effects of massage are intensified by the use of essential oils.  These are often referred to as ''plant hormones''. Just as our glands  produce hormones which affect bodily systems, so plant hormones are capable of giving different effects.  Aromatherapy massage, working on meridians and pressure points, is combined with therapeutic massage, lymph drainage and gentle rotation and stretching of joints.   Circulation is improved, muscles are relaxed, joints become more flexible, the immune system is strengthened, toxins are eliminated and energy flow is balanced.  On an emotional level, stress and tension are replaced by feelings of relaxation and contentment. A regular Aromatherapy massage will bring a noticeable improvement in well-being and general health.

For an aromatherapy appointment with  Christine at York Clinic call us on 01904 709688 or use our contact form and we will respond to you as quickly as possible.