THE GOAL; to open an Aromatherapy Clinic in south east London which focuses on stress and anxiety reduction! Please donate and check out our aromalicious rewards!
How Stressed Are We?
Very, according to a survey by MentalHealth.org of over 4000 Brits in 2018 which revealed that;
- 74% of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope.
- 32% of adults said they had experienced suicidal feelings as a result of stress.
- 16% of adults said they had self-harmed as a result of stress.
The Negative Impacts of Stress
The Mental Health Foundation UK consider that ‘Millions of us around the UK are experiencing high levels of stress and it is damaging our health”.
Stress is one of the great public health challenges of our time, but it still isn't being taken as seriously as physical health concerns. Stress is a significant factor in mental health problems including anxiety and depression. It is also linked to physical health problems like heart disease, problems with our immune system, insomnia and digestive problems.
Aromatherapy & Stress Reduction
Aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils to improve physical and mental wellbeing. Essential oils are like liquid gold! They are the concentrated goodness of plants and have been proven to have a profound effect on reducing stress and anxiety. When essential oils are absorbed through the skin or through inhalation, they affect our nervous system helping to lift mood and enhance wellbeing. The hypothalamus in your brain produces chemicals and triggers moods and mental release. Combined with effective massage techniques an aromatherapy treatment is an all round impactful option for reducing stress and anxiety.
What Will We Use The Money For?
To open a Stress Reduction Treatment Clinic in the Lewisham / Greenwich area (London) that focuses specifically on providing bespoke aromatherapy treatments to promote mental wellbeing. Staffed by leading aromatherapists, the clinic will offer aromatherapy treatments (massage) and prescribe essential oils to take away and apply at home to help combat stress and anxiety.
What’s the big dream?
To broaden the scope of the treatments to help combat stress in young children and teens aged 3-18 and to open numerous clinics in the UK to reach more people.
Who am I?
I’m a 33 year old, Greenwich based Aromatherapist who has seen first hand the positives effects that aromatherapy can have on stress reduction. I am passionately dedicated to raising awareness of natural remedies to help overcome our stressed nation!