AROMATHERAPY is the use of essential oils which are obtained from plants. The use of aromatherapy dates back to 2,000 BC. Essential oils can be obtained from:
The oils are extracted from the plants via a variety of methods, such as, steam distillation and are highly concentrated.
Aromatherapy can help to maintain health by affecting mind, body and spirit. The oils have different chemical consistuents which have a variety of therapeutic properties and are usually diluted for treatment. The essential oils are also divided into different 'notes' according to their properties. These notes are classified as top, middle or base notes. A treatment blend is often made by selecting from the three different notes according to their properties this helps to enhance the treatment given. Aromatherapy can be given by a range of treatments:
The Aromatherapist selects the suitable oils and treatment methods, to help relieve conditions, after taking a detailed historyfrom their client.
SAFETY OF USING ESSENTIAL OILS
Essential oils are very concentrated and generally diluted when used as a treatment. the general rules are:
Melinda Pagden: Diploma in Aromatherapy - International Institute of Health and Holistic therapies (IIHHT) and InternationalTherapy Examination Council (ITEC).
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