Aromatherapy uses the healing and relaxing properties of pure essential oils that have been extracted from herbs, flowers, fruits, and trees.  Aromatherapy is a complementary therapeutic treatment helping to improve your health & wellbeing.  It can help with stress related symptoms, such as neck and shoulder tension, back pain, muscular discomfort, insomnia, respiratory problems, headaches, PMT related symptoms and can be useful to manage your overall stress levels.

Therapeutic Aromatherapy

At Essential Wellbeing NI, your therapist chooses essential oils for their scientifically researched therapeutic properties to address your personal health issues. Your personal blend is carefully crafted and tailored to your circumstances by blending Aromatherapy essential oils into carrier oils, creams, or balms, ready to apply to your skin. The essential oils are absorbed through the skin and they can help to reduce stress levels and affect your mind body and emotions. High stress levels can influence your wellbeing negatively and many chronic health issues can be contributed to by stress.

What can Aromatherapy do for me?

Aromatherapy treatments at Essential Wellbeing are of 

particularly value for stress-management and help to “re-set the stress button”, increasing your resilience to stress and improving your quality of life.

Here are some examples of health issues which are affected by high stress levels:

  • Emotional imbalances

  • low moods

  • muscular tension 

  • digestive problems

  • respiratory disorders

  • skin problems 

  • headaches and migraines

  • insomnia

  • hormonal imbalances such as PMS

  • and more

Hanging Herbs

Bespoke and Tailor-made Aromatherapy Blends for you:

Your therapist can also prepare a tailored blend of essential oils for you to use, addressing any issues on a daily basis at home.

Just phone Maike Dring at Essential Wellbeing to discuss your requirements. 

  • You can ask for remedies for a specific health issue you may have.

  • You may want to have a Bespoke Skin Care product prepared for you.

What happens during an Aromatherapy Treatment?

During your consultation Maike will take some time to ask you about your symptoms, lifestyle and medical history. 


A full Aromatherapy treatment includes a reflex analysis of your feet, helping Maike to gain a picture of your overall health & select the most beneficial essential oils for you. 


The essential oils are then blended with carrier oils chosen to match your skin type and applied during your full body Aromatherapy Massage treatment.

In general it is recommended that you have 2 or 3 sessions to gain optimum benefit from Aromatherapy.  

However, you are welcome to attend for a single session, it is your choice! 

Experience in Aromatherapy

Your therapist at Essential Wellbeing NI, Mrs Maike DringM.I.F.P.A. is a fully qualified professional Aromatherapist and has 26+ years experience of providing therapeutic Aromatherapy to her clients in Northern Ireland.  Choosing the right essential oils and base oils for her clients is very important to Maike.  She currently uses a scientific Database called Dropsmith to help her staying up to date with the lastest research in Aromatherapy.

Maike Dring regularly attends InternationalAromatherapy Conferences, such as Botanica and keeps up to date with continuous professional development.  Specialist training attended include Aromatherapy in Pregnancy & Baby Massage and Aromatherapy for Cancer Care, Wound Care and others.

Your therapist is a member of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists, I.F.P.A.