Aromatherapy is an effective complementary therapy involving the systematic use of essential oils from aromatic plants in holistic treatments, to improve physical and emotional well-being. It is an effective healing process in which both patient and therapist play important roles. We use massage combined with essential oils to initiate that healing. These oils are often referred to as the 'life-force' of the plant. They contain many beneficial properties, which may either be relaxing or invigorating, depending on the particular oil used. They are generally strongly antiseptic and anti-bactericidal, whilst some are anti-viral and anti-inflammatory.
Aromatherapy is a holistic therapy, - that is to say, - we treat the patient or client as a whole person and not just the symptoms or a particular illness, taking into account the Mind, Body and Spirit of the person seeking help.
Regular treatments can bring about a dramatic improvement in general health and well-being and Aromatherapy can be used for common stress related disorders, such as - anxiety, depression headaches, and insomnia. It is also useful for aches and pains, respiratory problems, PMS and menstrual disorders.
Where there are more serious problems, then it is used with the co-operation of the doctor. It can help both the young and the elderly. Where there is an imbalance within the body, such as the endocrine system, which controls the supply of hormones, or the immune system, which fights infection, the use of specific oils can help to create homeostasis within the body. (that is 'balance')
Although Aromatherapy may be quite new to you, it is as old as the pyramids of Egypt and the Egyptians practised a form of Aromatherapy some 5000 years ago. The essential oils exert a subtle influence on the mind and combined with a relaxing massage and an empathetic approach from the therapist, it offers a truly holistic, gentle and natural alternative to conventional and psychotropic drugs.
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of Aromatherapy Massage and the various Treatments and Uses of Essential Oils,
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