Aromatherapy – more than a scented massage – the Three P’s

Memories, imagination, old sentiments, and associations are more readily reached through the sense of smell than through any other channel.”

Oliver Wendell Holmes

As well as evoking memories and feelings, essential oils used in aromatherapy have specific psychological effects such as relaxing or stimulating. But they can also work at a deeper level by working in harmony with the body to normalise, balance and promote the body’s self-healing processes. Essential oils are absorbed into the bloodstream and because they are natural, the body metabolises them readily.

Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of plant-derived, aromatic essential oils which can be used in combination with a carrier oil for a massage or in other techniques such as burning, inhalation, in a bath, in toiletries. Certain oils can be used neat but only with care – for example, Lavender is a great healer for small burns.

The pharmacological effect is the chemical change(s) which takes place when an essential oil enters the bloodstream and interacts with cells, hormones and enzymes etc to help balance their function.

The physiological benefit is when an essential oil affects the systems of the body, for example they may become relaxed or stimulated.

There are a wide range of oils with a variety of active components which may have, for example, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral or decongestant properties.

It can be confusing which one to choose!

You can buy pre-mixed massage oils for a specific outcome, but a qualified Aromatherapist will carefully select an appropriate combination of essential oils on an individual basis for each client following a consultation and apply them in a safe dilution.

Enhance your massage treatment with aromatherapy and feel the benefit.

‘Southwell Life’ – August 2006

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