Ever Wondered What Aromatherapy Actually is?




I’ve been practising Aromatherapy for a while now and through conversations with my friends and clients, I have come to realise that to most people it is not entirely clear what Aromatherapy is actually about.

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils for the treatment or prevention of disease, when good quality essential oils are correctly used during a massage, the soothing combination of beautiful aromas, massage, aromatic baths and other treatments all work to regulate, balance, heal and maintain the entire being by working with nature, and not against it.


Essential oils’ have varied properties and once appropriate ones have been carefully selected for you, I blend them with carrier oils and used during the massage. These oils are absorbed in to your body via the skin, and enter your lungs through your relaxing breathe, causing the oils properties to enter the bloodstream and are carried around the body where they can deliver their beneficial healing powers. While this is happening your sense of smell is enhanced bringing an additional element of luxury and relaxation to your massage.

For aromatherapy to be effective it is important that you have a full and in-depth consultation to ensure the appropriate aromas and oils have been selected to suit your individual needs. Up to three essential oils can be used in during one treatment. This means that in one session we can prepare a blend that, for example, will help to ease the aches and pains as well as the tensions from your shoulders, while boosting your immune system and at the same time ease your heartburn. Whatever issues s, there is an essential oil that can be used to help in some way

Aromatherapy cannot be used as a cure by itself, but it can assist in easing your symptoms alongside your regular treatments, recommended by your GP – I find that the use of essential oils are really beneficial when dealing with a variety of issues including, but not limited to digestive problems, sleeping problems, skin problems, PMS, headaches, muscular tensions, stress, anxiety. Aromatherapy is most effective if used regularly and as a part of a course of treatments.

If you have any questions about Aromatherapy please email me at kristina@palm-therapies.co.uk.

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