Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of pure essential oils. Essential oils are extracted from plants and have a complex mixture of natural chemical constituents which have diverse therapeutic properties. When inhaled, or applied to the skin (usually via massage), they are quickly absorbed into the body and can have both a physical and a psychological effect.
What can Aromatherapy do for you?
In Aromatherapy, a qualified aromatherapist can help treat a variety of conditions, using a number of techniques including massage, inhalation, creams and lotions, baths and compresses. Some examples of conditions that respond well to aromatherapy are: emotional and mood disorders (such as insomnia and stress) reproductive and hormonal issues, respiratory conditions, skin conditions, detoxification and aches and pains (such as arthritis).
Read more about Aromatherapy by visiting the International Aromatherapy & Aromatic Medicine Association (IAAMA) website.