Aromatherapy is the practice of using natural oils to enhance psychological and physical well-being.
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils in holistic treatments to improve our physical, emotional and mental well-being. When good quality essential oils are correctly used during a massage, the soothing combination of aromas, massage, and other treatments all work to regulate, balance, heal and maintain the entire body.
Essential oils are extracted from plants and are especially effective in treating stress-related conditions. Oils enter the body thru smell/ inhalation (nose) and absorption through the skin. Applied to the body with gentle massage strokes, the oils are absorbed into the body to aid with balance and health.
Benefits of Aromatheraphy
Perhaps the most widespread and popular use of aromatherapy is for stress relief. The aromatic compounds from many different essential oils are known as relaxants and can help to soothe your mind and eliminate anxiety.
Hormone/ reproductive issues
Aromatherapy helps to balance hormones and ease reproductive issues including PMT, menopause and irregular periods
Essential oils can help ease discomfort and aid the body struggling with different digestive issues
Second to stress relief, aromatherapy is very commonly used to eliminate feelings of depression, and due to the very complicated side effects of pharmaceutical antidepressants, this is a very important function of aromatherapy
Many essential oils are known to increase circulation, raise energy levels, and generally stimulate the body and mind, without the dangerous side effects of other stimulating substances.
The right combination of essential oils can promote a more balanced sleep schedule and can even realign our circadian rhythms
The anti-microbial effects, as well as the anti-fungal and antibacterial effects can protect you from any number of illnesses and infections that could damage your system.
All aromatherapy treatment should be tailored to your personal needs by a qualified aromatherapist. This allows for any medical conditions to be taken into consideration and prevents contraindications with medications or lifestyle.
Children should use diluted blends only. Pregnant and nursing women should consult their GP before attending for advice.