Aromatherapy is adaptable and easily incorporated into other non-conventional forms of therapy such as massage and Reflexology. Noted by the Greek physician Hippocrates as the best way of achieving good health, it seeks to achieve equilibrium of Mind, Body and Soul by treating the individual client as a whole. It can help the physical body by aiding the healing of wounds, boosting blood circulation and lymph drainage which encourages the removal of toxins, easing muscular aches and pains, increasing energy and stamina, treating skin conditions, digestive disorders and hormonal imbalances. Benefits on the mind include increased concentration, memory and productivity, reduction of insomnia, mental fatigue, stress, phobias and mental blocks. There is also a long history of essential oil use by shamans and priests to raise consciousness and help connection to the higher planes. This is reflected in the abundance of modern oils commonly used to aid meditation.
Aromatherapy can be defined as the controlled use of essential oils to bring about and maintain Mind, Body, Spirit equilibrium. Suitable for all age groups and especially beneficial for long-term chronic conditions, it links two potent forces – the healing ability of the oils themselves, otherwise known as the ‘soul’ of the plant, and the receptivity of the human skin and sense of smell. It is a gentle, non-invasive form of therapy which is both a preventative approach as well as an active treatment.
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