“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).Clinical Aromatherapy
In a clinical practice, aromatherapy is both a preventative approach as well as an active method to employ during acute and chronic stages of illness or disease and must be administered by someone who has successfully completed advanced coursework in Clinical Aromatherapy coursework. Clinical Aromatherapy is a natural, non-invasive modality using single or blended concentrated aromatic extracts that are distilled from plant material, which may include grass, leaves, flowers and twigs, rinds, woods, resins and roots.
The methods we use at The Wellbeing Centre is via direct inhalation, which is the quickest and most effective application, and through direct absorption of the extracts in the form of a massage. The chemical composition of the essential oils will indicate the properties of the essential oils. This will allow our clinical aromatherapists to create a specific blend for your needs, whether that is relaxing, to ease aching muscles or to feel energised. Combined with the massage of your choice, aromatherapy is a treatment not to be missed.