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Treatment Spotlight: Aromatherapy Associates Intensive Muscle Release

Aromatherapy Associates are a British brand who have over 30 years’ experience in studying the therapeutic benefits of essential oils which work on the skin, body and mind. By harnessing this knowledge, they create award-winning luxury bath, body and skincare products and treatments.

Here at The Coniston Spa, we have been delivering Aromatherapy Associates treatments since the Spa opened three years ago and they remain a firm favourite with both our members and our spa day guests.

In our second treatment spotlight blog, we’ll be showcasing our Aromatherapy Associates Intensive Muscle Release treatment. If you’ve been hitting the gym hard since the New Year or spending too many hours at your desk, this treatment has been specifically designed to relieve tight, stressed and aching muscles.


So, what does the treatment involve?

This 60 minute treatment starts with an essential oil inhalation using frankincense, an essential oil known for its stress relieving properties to prepare your mind for the treatment.

The massage uses the Aromatherapy Associates Destress Muscle Oil and the Aromatherapy Associates Destress Muscle Gel. The gel is applied first with the warming oil applied over the top. The blend of essential oils in both of the products are perfect for relieving aches and pains. Black pepper, rosemary and ginger warms the muscles and help disperse the build-up of lactic acid that causes stiffness and pain. Calming lavender soothes the body with powerful natural anti-inflammatory properties.

The therapist will start on your back, focuses on the key areas of tension. Swedish and cross muscle fibre massage techniques are used to instantly release pain or stiffness. In addition to the massage techniques, stretching and draining are used to promote good circulation.

The therapist will then move down the body to focus on the backs of the legs and feet, again using a combination of massage techniques and stretching. The treatment will then end with the therapist using the stretching techniques on the arms, neck and shoulders to complete the full body experience.


The Aromatherapy Associates Intensive Muscle Release is available at The Coniston Spa for £75. To find out more or to book your own magic mirror moment, please contact the Spa directly on 01756 748 080.