Aromatherapy is an ancient therapeutic treatment that enhances, well-being, relieves stress and helps in the rejuvenation and regeneration of the human body. The method of massaging essential oils into the body using different techniques has been used throughout history in the medical practices of the world’s great civilizations. Today it is recognised by orthodox practitioners as one of the most natural and beneficial of alternative therapies.
Essential oils are a vital part of aromatherapy. Essential oils are pure, aromatic essences which are extracted or distilled from flowers, trees, herbs and fruits; all oils have their own unique properties. Essential oils are used for relieving stress or nervous system related disorders, and their action is either stimulating, sedating or rejuvenating. Certain essences aid circulation and all oils can be used to treat a large range of conditions.
The essences are highly concentrated and are usually blended with a pure vegetable carrier oil, such as cold pressed almond or olive oil, which are then massaged into the skin. The skin, absorbing these oils distributes the therapeutic properties throughout the body system via the bloodstream.
Other ways to experience the benefits of essential oils is to place a few drops in a diffuser or vaporizer to disinfect or deodorize a room, or added to a bath, supplying strong healing qualities and enhancing the calming effects of warm water to relax body and mind.
Essential oils can be used effectively for:
- First Aid
- Chronic conditions
- The common cold
- Natural skin and hair care
- Natural household cleansers
- Natural pest control
- To calm emotions and the mind
- Memory and recall of information
- Balances hormones
- Pregnancy and labour
- Infant care
Can Aromatherapy help me?
Aromatherapy can benefit everyone. There are many conditions which can be helped by this technique ranging from skin problems, to stress and ordinary every day aches and pains. You don’t have to be ill to consult a therapist. Many people find that their sleep patterns and energy levels are improved as well as having a more relaxed mind and body.