Aromatherapy oils can be used to benefit your health - mentally, physically and emotionally. You will read professional tips about the uses of aromatherapy if you follow us on social media so that you can start to incorporate aromatherapy into your everyday life! Learn new ways to enhance your happiness and well-being. You will also learn new ways to alleviate aches and pains and regulate moods.
What is Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy is a holistic complementary therapy where the body as a whole is treated (mind, body & spirit) oils are used as the major therapeutic agent to treat many diseases. This involves the use of plant materials and aromatic plant oils, including essential oils and other aroma compounds.
The treatment is a natural therapy to heal a person’s mind, body and soul. Such treatments have been used by many ancient civilisations like Egypt, China and India from at least 6000 years ago. It has since gained much momentum and is now recognised as aroma science therapy.
Aromatherapy is used to improve psychological and physical well-being and is also seen today as an alternative medicine.
The Use & Benefits
The main methods of essential oil use are through inhalation, direct application or massage and baths for fast penetration into the skin surface. The oils remodulate when they pass through the skin surface and work in a friendly manner at the affected area.
This treatment gives relief from various symptoms such as depression, anxiety, headaches, indigestion, insomnia, sore joints, aching muscles and respiratory problems (and many more). They have been proven to be antibacterial, antibiotic and have antiviral properties. It has also been published that essential oils have been beneficial in many other diseases such as Alzheimer, cardiovascular, cancer and labour pain (1). There has been an increase in essential oil use for sleep disorders making it a therapy for calm and therefore increasing well-being and health.
Professional Guidance & Information
It is important to be aware that essential oils, although natural, are chemicals and they can be hazardous if used the wrong way. The risks involved with essential oils when used appropriately can be very small. Therefore, they are widely accessible. If basic guidelines are followed, the likelihood of serious injury or long-lasting physical problems is minimal.
All aromatherapy advice from the TheWellnessCo. is given by a qualified Aromatherapist. We, therefore, recommend that you follow the guidance given on your aromatherapy advice card that you will find in your Buddha Box. It is also recommended that you read the guidance that is given on the box/packaging of your aromatherapy oil.
1.N. Perry, E. Perry. Aromatherapy in the management of psychiatric disorders clinical and neuropharmacological perspectives, CNS Drugs, 20 (2006), pp. 257-280
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