Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy uses aromatic plant oils, and plant materials including essential oils, and other aroma compounds for the intent of altering one’s mood, psychological, cognitive, or physical well-being.

It can be utilized as a complementary therapy alone or along with traditional treatment.

Certified Aromatherapists are trained and specialize in the science of aromatherapy, utilizing blends of therapeutic essential oils that can be used through massage, topical applications, inhalation or water immersion to stimulate a desired response.

HISTORY

The use of essential oils for therapeutic, hygienic, spiritual, and ritualistic purposes goes back to several ancient civilizations including the Indians, Chinese, Greeks, Egyptians, and Romans who used them in perfumes, cosmetics, and drugs.

APPLICATIONS

Aerial diffusion: for environmental fragrancing or aerial disinfection.
Direct inhalation: for respiratory decongestant, disinfection, expectoration as well as psychological effects.
Topical applications: for baths, compresses, general massage, therapeutic skin care.

MATERIALS

Some of the materials employed include:

Essential oils:  Extracted from plants chiefly through steam distillation (like eucalyptus oil) or cold-pressing (like lime oil).

Carrier oils are usually oily plant-based triglycerides that dilute the essential oils for other purposes (e.g use on the skin with sweet almond oil)

USES

Aromatherapy can assist you with a several of emotional, as well as some physical issues.  It can do much more than simply relax you or help you sleep better.  Don’t hesitate to ask if you have something that concerns you that you would like to address.  You would be surprised what aromatherapy can help you with!  It is my preference for a client to share all of their health concerns with me, then I can build the most holistic image of their health, which enables me to help address the root of the problems and not just their symptoms.

 

(Source: adapted from wikipedia.org)