key to Aromatherapy lies in its dual use of essential oils and massage thus making full
use of two of our most important senses-smell and touch.There is a deep link between our
emotions and the sense of smell.The main and immediate effect of Aromatherapy is that it
relaxes.... the mind and body. Excessive stress causes the muscles to contract and even
get locked in a state of spasm. The combination of massage and specific oils unlocks
muscles and helps them to release tension. Like for example, the exquisite smell of Lemon wakes one out of his reverie. Its startling clean,
odour also fortifies the nervous system. Neroli, meanwhile with its soft sensual odour has
a calming and calming effect.
from the stress-buster effect, Aromatherapy springs other surprises.It is excellent for
the skin, both encouraging it to breathe better and helping the elimination of toxic
materials. It also regulates the secretion of oil from the sebaceous gland situated in the
skin. Finally elimination of dead cells is speeded up, so improving the quality of skin
while reducing the quantity!
has a beneficial effect on ones immunity as
well as since the volatile oils stimulate the immune system putting it on a 'red alert'.
In fact a few sessions keep ailments like common cold, coughs and fevers sat bay.
Prevention is better then cure and Aromatherapy ensures jut that. No body system escapes
the potent effect of Aromatherapy. The digestive system, the respiratory system, the
heart, the lungs, kidneys, liver and other glands come under the purview of this form of
medicine. The physiological impact of this treatment is significant. Counseling can be
carefully and effectively woven into the therapy to create the right fabric...er...aroma
for bringing about a cure.
warning: No form of medicine is without side effects and an expert Aromatherapist must
have the wisdom to recognize when the therapy should be instated. When to say
"No". Post operative cases, patients, with advanced heart conditions and
asthmatics are a perfect 'no-no'. While hypertension and migraine sufferers are a 'go
slow'Even with essential oils great care needs to be taken. Just like the right oil in the
right hands can work wonders and the wrong oil in the wrong hands and it will be a miracle
if the patient emerges unscathed. Sage and Rosemary, for example, if used in too high a
dosage, can induce epilepsy in very sensitive subjects. Peppermint can cause dizziness. A
flower dies but its soul lingers, locked within the confines of the glistering drops of
essential oils. Aromatherapy, a way to live with each fragrance for a few hours. Only then
can you be aware of the perfume's symphony, its heart and soul. The heart notes wear of
but the soul lingers.