“The educated art and science of utilising naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants in order to balance, correct, harmonise and promote the health of body, mind and spirit. It explores the physiological, psychological and spiritual realm of the individual’s response to aromatic extracts and uses those observations to enhance the person’s healing process,” (National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy).
Aromatherapy uses essential oils extracted from flowers and plants with an aim to balance the emotions and improve general health and wellbeing. Your therapist will carefully choose a blend of essential oils to address your symptoms or mood. These are added to a carrier oils and applied to your skin through massage. There is evidence that Aromatherapy can alleviate symptoms associated with stress and relieve tension. Essential oils may also be chosen for their detoxifying properties.
Your aromatherapist will take a case history and decide on the most appropriate blend of essential oils to use. These will be added to a carrier oil and applied to your skin through massage. The oils are absorbed in minute and safe quantities and thus have a direct effect on your body. Aromatherapy is a cumulative therapy; an individual session can be very beneficial but for help with specific problems, or as a preventative treatment, regular sessions are recommended.
An aromatherapy session can alleviate stress and tension and often induces a sense of deep relaxation, increased well-being, renewed energy and vigour. Studies demonstrate that regular Aromatherapy massage can help with particular ailments including muscle aches and pains, skin problems, indigestion, asthma, insomnia, anxiety and depression.