Aroma means scent or fragrance and therapy means treatment designed to cure, therefore aromatherapy
literally means a treatment that has a therapeutic effect as a result of this scent.
The uses of aromatic essential oils for both physical and psychological benefits have been described as:
1. A branch of herbal medicine (medical/clinical aromatherapy) . Oils used in treatment of certain medical conditions and diseases.
2. A branch of beauty therapy (aesthetic aromatherapy). Enhances relaxation and a harmonious environment - used by beauty therapists.
3. Holistic aromatherapy which combines the 2 practised by a professional - assessment of client's lifestyle, nutrition, exercise, overall physical and mental well-being. However, holistic aromatherapy is not a branch of anything, it is a therapy in its own right and deserves to be recognized as such.
Aromatherapy is a holistic treatment that takes into account the whole body and lifestyle of a person and aims to treat the root of the problem and not just the symptom. It is a therapy that treats the mind and emotions as well as the physical body with the use of essential oils for health and relaxation, as well as being a pleasurable and luxurious treatment that combines remedies with hands-on therapy and body work. Used as a preventative therapy rather than curative.
Experience this wonderful holistic hands-on training where you will be introduced to the basics of Aromatherapy, selecting, blending, effects and benefits of some of the common essential and carrier oils, baby and pregnancy safeties, precautions and contra-indications.
Learn the many exciting ways in its uses and applications to body and face massages, compresses, baths, vapourisers, making your own cleansers, scrubs, masks, creams, face/body oils, shower gel, bath salts, hair care products, spritzers, natural home remedies and more for total health and well-being; and take your personally made samples home to use and enjoy.
Recommended complementary modalities: Swedish Body Massage, Stone Massage, Lomi Lomi, Advanced Massage, Seated Chair Massage, Trigger Point, Sports Massage, Indian Head, Crystal Massage, Balinese Massage, Bamboo Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Oriental Tui Na, African Rungu, Reflexology, Ear Candling, Reiki, Chakra Balancing, Space Cleansing, Aura Healing, Manifesting Rituals and Colour Healing
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