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Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy maintains that highly concentrated essential oils from plants and herbs have an effect on the olfactory centers of the brain and the nervous system.   It is thought that oils possess unique healing properties when their aroma is inhaled or massaged and absorbed into the skin.

The oils are used by aromatherapists who choose individual oils or blends of several oils that have the clients desired healing properties.   Aromatherapists are trained in various massage techniques depending on the requirements of the state where they practice.

There are many recommended combinations of oils for use in treating specific symptoms and illnesses.   Oils can also can be purchased by individuals as self care for application, inhalation, a room diffuser, therapeutic baths, hydrosols or compresses.   Aromatherapy can be energizing, regulating, or relaxing depending on the desired state for both physical and mental well being.

Cautions and Side Effects

Always use high quality pure essential oils.

Never apply undiluted oils to the skin

Do not take oils internally.

Use caution during pregnancy and do not use during first three months.

Use caution if you suffer from epilepsy or have seizures, high or low blood pressure, asthma or cancer.

Not all aromatherapy oils are safe for everyone; emotional and skin reactions to oils may vary.

Consult an aromatherapist for specific health conditions.

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last update: February 2009



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