Aromatherapy for all
Aromatherapy is both a science and an art based on the administration of highly concentrated aromatic essential oils, which have been extracted from plants, for their therapeutic effect and to enhance health and wellbeing.
The aroma of the essential oils impacts on the brain and effects emotions and feelings and the chemical components of the essential oils are absorbed into the body during treatment and act in the same way as pharmacological drugs.
There is increasing evidence that aromatherapy can have a positive effect on reducing stress hormones which in high levels, can affect health and wellbeing. This includes impaired immunity, increase in the perception of pain and changes in hormonal processes resulting in physical symptoms.
The therapeutic effect of aromatherapy is achieved by the action of the chemicals in the essential oils, the way the oils are administered (massage) and the impact of the aromas.
Essential oils each have different effects; relaxing, sedating, stimulating, pain-relieving, lowering blood pressure or raising it!
What can aromatherapy help with?
- Relaxation, stress
- Anxiety, mild depression
- Difficulty in concentrating, exam stress
- Balancing emotions, pre-menstrual symptoms, menopausal symptoms
- Colds and sinusitis
- Aches and pains
- Backache, neck ache, headaches
- Swollen ankles
- Digestive changes- constipation, flatulence, indigestion, irritable bowel
- Symptoms of cystitis or urine infections.
If you would like to know about a more natural way to treat minor ailments instead of or in combination with other treatments, make contact, I am happy to chat.