Aromatherapy

uses aromatic essential oils to improve

the health of mind, body and spirit

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils for therapeutic purposes. It is a holistic therapy using natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being. Aromatherapy uses aromatic essential oils to improve the health of mind, body and spirit. It enhances both physical and emotional health.

 

History of Aromatherapy

 

Aromatherapy has been used for thousands of years in ancient cultures of Egypt, China, India and more recently in Europe.  Aromatic plants were used in resins, balms, oils and perfumes. The term ‘Aromatherapy’ was coined by a French perfumer and chemist, Rene-Maurice Gattefosse when he accidentally discovered the healing properties of Lavender in treating burns.

 

How Does Aromatherapy Work

 

Aromatherapy works through our sense of smell and skin absorption using various products such as:

 

- Body creams, oils and lotions for Massage or topical application

- Inhalers

- Facial steamers

- Hot and cold compresses

- Aromatic spritzers

- Diffusers

- Baths

 

Benefits of Aromatherapy

 

Release tension in the muscles

Improve quality of sleep

Reduce stress and anxiety

Soothe sore joints

Manage pain

Improve digestion

Ease discomfort of labour

Alleviate side-effects of chemotherapy

Treat headaches and migraines

Boost immunity

Provide comfort in end of life care  

 

Conditions Aromatherapy

can help with

Depression and anxiety

Arthritis

Menopause

Respiratory conditions

Fatigue

Asthma

Menstrual issues

Cancer – Stress & anxiety and side-effects of cancer treatments

Insomnia

Inflammation

Peripheral neuropathy

 

Most popular oils used

 

Clary sage        

Lemongrass        

Eucalyptus      

Fennel      

Geranium        

Grapefruit        

Lavender       

Lemon  

Mandarin

Neroli

Roman Chamomile

Rose

Tea Tree

Peppermint

Ylang ylang

Patchouli

 
Contact

© 2019 Dee Bryan

deebryan@me.com

Greenside Therapies

Dee Bryan Complementary Therapist

www.greensidetherapies.co.uk