What is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that involves natural plant extracts. You may know those as essential oils.  Aromatherapy practitioners use these oils to promote health and well-being. It is a practice that has been in use even before our generation. In fact, the oil extracts of plants have been used therapeutically for nearly 6,000 years. Even ancient civilisations knew to use these for both physical and emotional health. However, the official study of the healing qualities of essential oils only began in France in 1935. There are nearly 100 types of essential oils. Each one has unique healing properties, uses, and effects. Some essential oils, though, are used more than the others. The most popular ones include chamomile, lavender, and tea tree. There are also peppermint, oregano, and frankincense. 

How does it work?

Aromatherapists combine essential oils to create various blends for advanced benefits. These blends can be applied by topical application, massage, inhalation or water immersion. A nice-smelling session should be the most basic of your expectations. After all, aromatherapy doesn't stop at fragrance. It does begin by stimulating the smell receptors in your nose. Then consequently, this sends signals through your nervous system to your limbic system. This is the part of your brain that controls emotions. Once your nervous system is stimulated, the work begins. You will then feel the essential oils starting to ease symptoms. Remember that aromatherapy is a complementary therapy. It does not provide a cure for diseases, rashes, or illnesses. Rather, it aims to support and enhance conventional treatments. Aromatherapy can ease pain and nausea, sharpen concentration, and open airways. It can also stimulate blood flow and improve mood and sleep. Additionally, it is also known to help relieve anxiety, depression, and symptoms of dementia. 

What can you expect in a session?

A practitioner may begin your first session by asking about your medical history. They will also ask what kind of relief you need. Based on your replies, the practitioner will decide on a course of aromatherapy treatment. It can involve massage, soaking, and inhalation. The practitioner may also apply salves and liniments. Some do these treatments individually. However, it is a more common practice to do them simultaneously. After a session, you may feel mentally and emotionally relaxed. Similarly, you may feel physically well. That is because aromatherapy has the capacity to ease tense muscles as well as stressed-out psyches. 

Which conditions does aromatherapy help ease?

  • Anger

  • Acne

  • ADD

  • Addiction

  • ADHD

  • Anxiety

  • Arthritis

  • Autism

  • Back pain

  • Blood pressure

  • Dementia

  • Depression

  • Diabetes

  • Eating disorder

  • Eczema

  • Fatigue

  • Fertility

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Grief

  • Headache

  • Hormones

  • IBS

  • Migraines

  • Pain

  • Panic attack

  • PTSD

  • Sleep disorder

  • Stress

  • Thyroid

  • Trauma

  • Weight management

Aromatherapy can also help improve health and wellness, mindset, ease pregnancy, and foster spiritual connection.

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