Aromatherapy is the use of certain essential oils made from plants or trees. These oils have medicinal-like
properties when rubbed on the skin, inhaled, used in steam preparations, as compresses, in baths, or
diffused throughout a room.
How we respond to an aroma influences our heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, and possibly even our
immune system. Your holistic practitioner will show you the ways you can use aromatherapy to
relieve stress in a pleasing manner.
Aromatherapy has a unique influence on the mind and emotions, which is where the mysterious potency of
the art lies. Some aromatherapists practice using oils solely as mood altering substances. Others adopt an
intuitive approach to this art, preferring to allow the person to be guided solely by their aroma preference.
More often than not, oils which are chosen in this way turn out to be the very ones needed at the time. As
the person's physical and emotional state alters, so might their aroma preference. Mind and body are
interrelated and whatever affects one will in turn affect the other.
Conditions Benefited by Aromatherapy:
Prevention of major illness, Reduction of
stress, the potential cause of harm to your body.
**This web site's goal is to provide you with information that may be useful in attaining optimal health. Nothing in it is meant as a prescription or as medical advice. You should check with your physician before implementing any changes in your exercise or lifestyle habits, especially if you have physical problems or are taking medications of any kind.