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Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is a holistic therapy utilising naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonise and promote wellbeing and health.

What is aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy encompasses the treatment of different conditions, both emotional and physical, using essential oils. As the practice of aromatherapy developed it has adopted a holistic approach which can support body, mind and spirit, and assists to balance the body’s energy systems.

As a holistic therapy, aromatherapy offers both a preventative approach as well as an active method of healing during both acute and chronic stages of illness or disease.

Aromatherapy can be defined as the art and the science of utilising naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonise and promote wellbeing and health.

Application of essential oils in aromatherapy can include massage, inhalation, baths, ointments and creams.

How can an aromatherapist help you?

Aromatherapy encompasses the treatment of different conditions, both emotional and physical, using essential oils. As the practice of aromatherapy developed it has adopted a holistic approach which can support body, mind and spirit, and assists to balance the body’s energy systems.

As a holistic therapy, aromatherapy offers both a preventative approach as well as an active method of healing during both acute and chronic stages of illness or disease.

Aromatherapy can be defined as the art and the science of utilising naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonise and promote wellbeing and health.

Application of essential oils in aromatherapy can include massage, inhalation, baths, ointments and creams.

Why might you visit an aromatherapist?

Aromatherapy works through the sense of smell and skin absorption using products such as diffusers, inhalers, clays and masks. The most effective and beneficial method is through skin absorption by way of massage using carrier oils, balms, salves and creams, all of which incorporate essential oils.

Aromatherapy blends can be designed based on season. By using the combined techniques of lymphatic drainage with aromatherapy and remedial massage as required, it is possible to stimulate the vital functions of the skin tissue and internal organs as well as eliminating cellular waste and toxins.

Did you know?

Essential oils have been used for therapeutic purposes for over 6,000 years.
You might visit an aromatherapist when you are feeling tense, anxious, stressed or unbalanced with your health.
Plants used in aromatherapy can include lavender, peppermint, rosemary, lemon, geranium and eucalyptus.
Aromatherapy can promote relaxation and is designed to enhance your overall wellbeing.
Application of essential oils in aromatherapy can include massage, inhalation, baths, ointments and creams.

As part of Natural Medicine Week, hosted by the Australian Traditional-Medicine Society, Brenda Rogers, Naturopath and Aromatherapist from Quintessence Health explains what Aromatherapy is and how essential oils can be used in First Aid and for promoting good health and calmness.

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