The Healing Effects of Pure Essential Oils on Physical and Psychological Wellbeing with Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy has been practised for more than 6000 years and involves the use of pure essential oils (fragrant plant extracts), usually through massage, inhalation, baths or compresses. In an aromatherapy massage, individual blends are prepared by the masseuse in a base of cold pressed oil, and are then applied to the patient’s skin through a remedial, or relaxing massage.
As a holistic treatment, aromatherapy can have a profound effect on physical and psychological wellbeing. There is a belief that scent, the most enduring of our senses, has the power to transform our emotions and heal our body. Each individual oil also has different healing properties and the synergy of a blend of oils is more powerful than a single aromatherapy oil on its own.