What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils from aromatic plants and flowers to create balance and harmony, enabling the body to heal itself and bringing about a feeling of well-being.
Aromatherapy helps to improve circulation, tone the muscles, stimulate metabolism and increase the removal of toxins from the body. It also helps to improve skin condition. Aromatherapy is a relaxing and enjoyable experience.
Aromatherapy treats the whole person using remedies that are free from harmful side effects.
How can I benefit from Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy can help with many health problems. Here are just a few:
Aromatherapy can also help during pregnancy.
Last, but not least, Aromatherapy can give you the chance to experience pure relaxation.
Where do the oils come from?
Essential oils are drops of liquid produced in minute glands in the flowers, leaves, stems and bark of plants and trees and also in the rind of citrus fruits. For example, the orange tree produces oil from the rind of the fruit, Petitgrain from the leaves and twigs, and Neroli from the oil. All of these have different therapeutic uses.
Everyone can benefit from Aromatherapy.
It is particularly good for treating stress-related disorders but can assist in relieving the symptoms of many chronic conditions. Some people use aromatherapy as a preventative measure to maintain good health. During your first aromatherapy appointment, I will be able to explain how this treatment will best benefit you.
Research has shown that when essential oils are applied to the skin, they are absorbed into the bloodstream and metabolised in the body. Many studies have demonstrated that the essential oils can positively affect mood and promote a sense of well-being. Combined with massage, which itself has therapeutic effects on the body, aromatherapy is a very powerful therapy.
Aromatherapy has been around for over 6000 years. The Greeks, Romans and ancient Egyptians all used these oils. The modern aromatherapy era dawned in 1930 when the French chemist Rene Maurice Gattefossé coined the use of the term aromatherapy for the therapeutic use of essential oils, having observed the benefits of lavender oil in healing his burned hand without leaving any scars. During World War II, the French army surgeon Dr. Jean Valnet used essential oils as antiseptics. Later, Madame Marguerite Maury elevated aromatherapy as a holistic therapy using essential oils in massage.
How often will I need a treatment?
This will vary from person to person. I will assess your needs. Depending on your condition you may initially need several treatments close together. Thereafter, once every 4 to 6 weeks is average.
What is an essential oil?
An essential oil is an aromatic volatile substance extracted from a single botanical source by distillation or expression. These oils, of which there are more than 400, have been utilised in fragrances and medicines for thousands of years. Some of the popular oils used today include chamomile, lavender, rosemary and tea tree.
Blending essential oils.
I do not use commercially blended oils. I blend oils specifically to meet the
needs of each individual client. Your blend of oils may be very different from
onother client's blend and may differ from session to session.