Aromatherapy is the systematic use of essential oils in holistic treatments to improve physical and emotional well-being. Essential oils, extracted from plants, possess distinctive therapeutic properties which can be used to improve health and prevent disease. These natural plant oils are applied in aromatherapy massage. They are readily absorbed into the skin and have gentle physiological effects.
Aromatherapy is an especially effective treatment for stress-related problems and:
- Helps relieve mental stress
- Satisfies needs for caring, nurturing touch
- Reduces levels of anxiety
- Increases awareness of mind-body connection