What is Aromatherapy?

Posted by on May 10, 2015 in BLOG | No Comments

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Holistic healing of the physical body and soul (spirit). Healing with scent (aroma) and touch (body massage).

Aromatherapy can be absorbed through:
AROMA
Scents trigger an area in the brain called the Limbic System. When stimulated it releases endorphins, neurotransmitters and other ‘feel-good’ chemicals. This can be achieved by direct inhalation or diffusion.
INTERACTION WITH SKIN
Aromatherapy also works through the absorption of essential oils by the skin and into the blood stream. The best way to experience this is an aromatherapy massage, which combines carrier oils with specific essential oils.