What is the Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils, made from extracts of plant material, which have a beneficial effect on the health of body and mind. Oils may be blended and are generally diluted with a "carrier oil".

Aromatherapy makes use of particular properties which various plants may have, for example;

  • anti-inlammatory
  • anti-septic
  • anti-viral
  • anti-depressant
  • stimulating

Scent can have a powerful effect on psychological wellbeing, altering feelings and promoting relaxation and homeostasis.Some smells are soothing and others stimulating. Essential oils can be applied through massage, inhaled or added to bathing water.

Consultation with an aromatherapist will usually be followed by a gentle and soothing massage.

Treatable Conditions

  • Stress related illness;
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Insomnia
    • Fatigue
    • Headaches
  • Digestive disorders
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Menstrual problems
  • Menopause
  • Neck/back/muscle pain
  • Rheumatic disorder
  • Colds and flu
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis



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List of Aromatherapists


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