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Aromatherapy is the art and science of using essential oils to help balance and relax our bodies, minds and spirits. Aromatherapy can also induce feelings of general well being, reduce stress and physical discomfort. Aromatherapy is a gentle, safe and effective traditional practice without the toxic effects of pharmaceuticals.

HOW DOES AROMATHERAPY WORK?
Essential oils are produced by tiny glands in the petals, leaves, stems, bark and wood of many plants, trees and herbs. In nature, they are released slowly but when crushed or heated, these oil glands burst releasing the aroma more strongly. These essential oils are extracted by various methods to leave a pure essential oil and fall into four categories:


1) Stimulating: to invigorate the body and raise the spirits
2) Sedative: to relax and calm the body and mind
3) Regulating: to regulate the main bodily functions
4) Euphoric: to uplift emotions

These can be used in any of the following ways:
1) By massage: oils can penetrate the skin and are absorbed into the body fluids and bloodstream to work internally
2) By aroma alone: this is believed to have the quickest beneficial effect as smell has been shown to have an immediate effect on the brain, almost instantly releasing desired hormones
3) By inhalation: to help clear the head, again working on the brain
4) By adding to baths: working at two levels by inhalation and by absorption into the skin
5) By use of skin products, compresses etc..

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WAYS TO BENEFIT FROM AROMATHERAPY
Aromatherapy can help relax, uplift, revitalize or restore the body and spirit depending on the oil used and is a natural aid in maintaining the body's own sense of balance and well being, at the same time working on mood enhancement and ambience.


Disclaimer:
Pure, concentrated plant extracts have been used for centuries and knowledge of their special properties has been collected throughout many ages. We do not recommend use of aromatherapy as a substitute for medical care.
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