Aromatherapy involves using extracts derived from different parts of plants in the healing of various health problems. It is one of the best natural ways to combat the destructive effects of stress, restoring health, tranquillity and harmony in the body and mind.
The extracts – also called “essential oils” are derived from flowers, leaves, stalks, roots, and fruit. Each oil has a very complex makeup, with hundreds of natural components in them, which have their own healing properties and effects on the body systems and emotions.
Aromatherapy is one of the oldest therapies recorded in history. Its roots go back as far as 3500 years, to the times of the Egyptian Empire. Extracts and resins derived from plants were used in healing wounds and embalming, as well as in treating a large variety of physical ailments. Myrrh, Frankincense, Galbanum, Cinnamon were in such high demand that they were paid for in precious stones and gold. The oils were transported to China, Abyssinia, Greece, Rome, Persia and other countries.
When used correctly, the soothing combination of beautiful aromas, massage, aromatic baths and other treatments work to regulate, heal and maintain the balance of all the body systems. Unlike allopathic medicine, Aromatherapy works with the body on a holistic level, rather than by treating particular symptoms. By restoring homeostasis (balance) in the whole body, Aromatherapy aims to heal whatever disorders may be experienced, thus eliminating the symptoms coming with those disorders.
Aromatherapy massage is one of the most beautiful treatments known to us, combining deep pleasure resulting from relaxation and inhaling beautiful aromas with the medicinal effects of essential oils and massage itself.
Massage stimulates and warms up the tissues, increasing circulation. This promotes absorption of highly volatile oil particles by the skin which are absorbed into the bloodstream and benefit the whole body. The skin is, in fact, the best way to absorb essential oil components, being a natural “sponge”.
Only a small percentage of essential oils are needed to bring about powerful effects on both the body and mind, so oils need to be selected and used with care.
Benefits of Aromatherapy:
- Deep relaxation of the mind
- Re-balancing of emotions
- Deep relaxation of the body tissues and organs
- Re-balancing of the body systems
- Relief from aches and pains
- Better sleep
- Improved immunity
- Younger looking skin
- Raised vitality.
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