What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is healing therapy the utilizes the properties and aromas of essential plant oils.When we 'take time to smell the roses',there may be more to it than we think. Rose essential oil has many properties- it is an antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericide, laxative, sedative and heart tonic, to mention a few.
Aromatherapy uses pure essential oils skillfully and in a controlled manner to influence mind,body and soul for physical and emotional health and well-being.
What are Essential Oils?
Essential oils occur widely in the plant kingdom and are sometimes referred to as the plants 'life force'. They give the plant its very specific scent. The most common form of extracting essential oils from the plant is by steam distillation.
How Essential Oils Work
Essential oils enter the body by two main routes - the skin and the nose. They enter and leave the body efficiently, leaving no toxins behind.
Essential oils are taken directly into the bloodstream; they have a positive effect on blood circulation by helping to bring oxygen and nutrients to the tissues while assisting in the disposal of carbon dioxide and other waste materials.
Benefits of Using Aromatherapy
It is an effective way to relieve stress, anxiety, and tension. The oils are absorbed through the skin and relax muscles with therapeutic relief. Aromatherapy will increase metabolism, speed up the healing process, enhance the removal of toxins, increase muscle and joint mobility,improves skin tone,aid relaxation by calming the nervous system,improve circulation of blood and lymph, relief mental and physical tiredness, reduce aches, pains, spasms and stiffness, improves digestion.
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