What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is the use of aromatic oils which are derived from aromatic plant materials.
These aromatic or essential oils are volatile and powerful substances, which in effect are the “life force” of the plant.
How do these essential oils work?
These essential oils promote balance and harmony within mind and body, and therefore have both Physiological and Psychological effects.
Our sense of smell is one of our most powerful, yet underused senses;
essential oils become effective when they enter the nasal cavity during inhalation and when applied to the skin they are absorbed into the blood stream.
They are directed around the body to affect various organs according to the properties of the individual essential oils.
Researchers have revealed that we respond strongly to smell in the limbic brain, the part that deals with emotions and memories.
Essential oils enter the nasal cavity and stimulate the olfactory nerve which in turn initiates response
from various areas of the brain to create reactions which deal with emotions and psychological wellbeing.
What is an essential oil?
An essential oil is the natural fragrant essence extracted from flowers, leaves, bark, roots, seeds and berries.
These concentrated scents have qualities which when extracted or distilled, can benefit physical ailments and promote emotional wellbeing.
Many essential oils are particularly good at stimulating the immune system, thereby reducing the frequency of coughs, colds,
infections and stomach upsets etc. this enables both therapist and client to benefit from regular use of essential oils.