Aromatherapy treatment draws on the healing properties of the plant world, instead of using the whole plant it employs only its essential oil.
Aromatherapy combines these highly aromatic oils with massage, thus making use of our most primitive yet most highly evolved senses, smell and touch. Essential oils fall into many categories. Some will help physical problems, whilst others will help to address emotional needs. Even though massage is the mainstay of the art of aromatherapy treatment, these essential oils can be used in a variety of ways. A few drops can be added to the bath, they can be blended into creams and lotions for applying directly to the body, or used alone for inhaling drops placed directly onto a tissue.
Using essential oils in this way helps to promote a feeling of peace and tranquillity in the recipient. In so doing, it creates favourable conditions within the Mind, Body and spirit in order that a natural balance can be restored, and energy renewed.
Aromatherapy treatment sessions at The Natural Health Clinic in Cardiff involve a body massage combined with a blend of essential oils that are carefully selected and diluted to suit your body's individual requirements.
Your first appointment will include a preliminary discussion before treatment begins. This is important as it will build up a picture of your present health, past medical history, dietary habits and general lifestyle. This picture will help to treat YOU, not just your presenting symptoms.
THE MANY NEGATIVE FACTORS THAT COMBINE TO INFLUENCE LIFESTYLE AND ULTIMATELY THE STATE OF OUR HEALTH CAN OFTEN BE TACKLED BY AROMATHERAPY.
In the very first instance, aromatherapy can be very helpful for stress and stress related illness.
When the body is under stress, physical symptoms can occur such as:
- digestive problems
- stress related illness
- pmt symptomsmMigraine
- muscular tension
Sleep can also be disturbed due to anxiety and nervous tension, and the inability to respond positively to stress can ultimately weaken the immune system, leaving the body open to viral and bacterial infection.
Regular aromatherapy can help to encourage good motivation and a feeling of well being.
Aromatherapy is especially helpful in PREGNANCY, essential oils being used from the fourth month onwards to help relaxation (Always consult an aromatherapist before using essential oils in pregnancy as not all essential oils are suitable during this time)