What is Aromatherapy?
The term aromatherapy describes the centuries old practice of using essential oils to promote health and well-being. Hippocrates, the father of medicine, was quoted as saying: "the way to health is to have an aromatic bath and scented massage everyday".
Essential oils are not perfumes but pure extracts taken from herbs, flowers and plants. Essential oils contain antiseptics, antiviral agents, vitamins and hormones which have been shown to have amazing properties. The oils can be used as a pure and natural way to help relieve stress, encourage relaxation, increase energy and rejuvenate the body.
How does it work?
Aromatherapy is a way to improve the quality of life on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. Aromatherapy is already a part of our lives, although we may not have associated the name with the experience. Everyone has emotional responses, both pleasant and unpleasant, to certain scents. The idea behind aromatherapy is, first, to find the scents, unique for each individual, that evoke positive sensory feelings and emotions; and then to introduce those scents into our everyday life to enhance well-being. Natural scents keep us connected to the earth - sparking good memories and emotions.