Aromatherapy is a holistic treatment and the aim is to produce a physical, spiritual, emotional and mental sense of wellbeing through massage and/or inhalation of essential oils. The essential oils are derived from plants and are chosen for their particular therapeutic qualities which are stimulating, refreshing or sedative.
Aromatherapy does not aim to deal with disease; Aromatherapy massage aims to promote wellbeing, harmony and improved mental and physical health. The pressures and stress of modern living have caused an increase in the number of people suffering from the effects of stress. Noise, air pollution, financial problems, uncertainty about the future, all contribute to the general stress situation from which it can seem there is no escape.
Stress produces a state of muscular tension and then the heart is made to work harder; energy is burned up unnecessarily leading to fatigue and sometimes depression. As a result, our resistance to infection and disease is drastically reduced. We can deal with the effects of stress through effective treatment, specially designed to relax away tension, restore vitality, and reduce the workload of the heart, nerves and muscles. Massage is hugely beneficial to promote relaxation and reduce stress.
Since massage affects circulation of the blood, the muscles, the nervous system, and organs of the body it is an effective treatment for symptoms arising directly from stress situations, massage can greatly reduce pain in many arthritic and rheumatic conditions, it can stimulate a number of the body's processes for healing, and improve a person's psychological mood.