What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is a truly holistic therapy that uses essential oils extracted from plants to treat the mind, body and spirit. It is an ancient practice dating back thousands of years. Essential oils have a wide range of therapeutic properties as well as an overall balancing effect and work very well in combination with other forms of therapy such as hypnosis and EFT tapping.
How does Aromatherapy work?
Pure Aromatherapy grade essential oils have a different chemical makeup from other oils and have the unique ability to be absorbed and affect both the mind and the body. For example, peppermint oil can help with the physical pain symptoms of a headache but it also has an uplifting/energizing effect on the emotions.
Does research support Aromatherapy?
Yes - the long history of aromatherapy shows that ..."essential oils are endowed with so many physiological and pharmacological properties that they find applications in almost every field of medicine, not only curatively but also from a preventative medicine point of view... all people of all ages benefit from aromatherapy. There are also many indications for the useful and successful application of essential oils, such as stress, sleep disorders, back pain..." Wolfgang Steflitsch, MD
"...aromatherapy leaves one feeling uplifted, stimulated, invigorated, or rejuvenated, depending on the oil used. When inhaled, the various aromas penetrate the bloodstream via the lungs causing physiologic changes. In turn, the limbic system, which controls our emotions and memories, is affected". Holistic Nursing Practice, The Science of Health and Healing
"...aromas can be such an important tool in the therapeutic process....and can play a positive healing role". Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
"Aromatherapy is extremely useful. If you want to go to sleep at night, and you have an aroma that calms your mind, it will help you sleep." Deepak Chopra