Aromatherapy oils can help to promote emotional well-being and good health.
- Therapists regularly use a range of around 50 oils to help a variety of conditions.
- Each oi has different therapeutic properties. For example lavender, a very versatile oil, is used for helping to calm and soothe the mind.
Aromatherapy is most effective in a therapeutic massage, often using relaxing or uplifting fragrances.
There are two main ways to benefit from essential oils:
– Absorption by your skin
– Through your breathing
The oils can have a physical effect by causing chemical changes in your body’s systems and a psychological effect when you inhale the fragrance.
As the sense of smell has a direct access route to the brain, this can have an immediate effect on your body.