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Wednesday, February 16, 2011



Aromatherapy is the science of using volatile plant oils from one or a variety of plants, labeled essential oils, for psychological and physical well-being. The scents from these oils bring about positive changes in the mind, mood, and in the body. Essential oils have healing properties and can be used to reverse illness and physical ailments. Essential oils treat medical conditions. For example, they can fight infections, promote wound healing, reduce inflammation, affect hormonal levels, stimulate the immune system, heat the skin promoting blood circulation, and are good for digestion, sinus or lung congestion.

Scent is a very powerful thing. Scent has the power to transform our emotions, and heal our bodies. For example: certain scents like oatmeal cookies can trigger memories and take you to that experience instantly. Ohers scents can bring about certain mental or physical changes. Some persons are very affected by relaxation with certain oils. You can see the facial expressions change – right before your eyes.

During a massage the use of essential oils is a powerful way to maximize the healing power of the massage itself, with a powerful calming or energizing effect. The effect will depend on the oil chosen and the strokes of the therapist (slow movements relax and quick movements stimulate). Essentials oils go directly to the spot they are applied and needed.

A client that is suffering from Arthritis will have pain in joints. The use of juniper, lavender, rosemary, ginger, chamomile, tea tree, clove oil, and lemongrass will relieve the swelling and reduce the pain. Also birch, cayenne and ginger reduce the transmission of pain receptors to the brain. For a Headache the therapist would choose chamomile, lavender, peppermint, basil, chamomile, lemongrass or marjoram. Peppermint has a stimulating effect. Lavender is healing and chamomile is relaxing. Aging skin is another area that is helped with essential oils. These oils are the most expensive - rose and frankincense bring the best benefits. For example: it takes at least 20,000 rose pedals to make one ounce of oil.

Relaxation or a good nap will be aided with bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, lavender, melissa, mandarin, neroli (orange blossom), rose, sandalwood, and tangerine. These can also be used in bath water and inhaled while relaxing. Viral Infections You may use bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon bark, clove bud, eucalyptus, garlic, geranium, holy basil, juniper, lavender, lemongrass, lemon, marjoram, myrrh, oregano, rose, rosemary sage, tea tree, and thyme.

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