An aromatherapist uses essential oils and other plant substances to relieve symptoms of a disease and restore the patient to good health. These oils help to improve the patient’s physical and psychological wellbeing.
Our aromatherapists have knowledge and training in anatomy and physiology so understand the effects these oils have on the human body. They are regulated by the Aromatherapy Council and adhere to a strict code of conduct.
What is aromatherapy?
This is an ancient practice in which essential oils have been used for therapeutic reasons. These oils are rubbed into the skin, inhaled or added to lotions which trigger the release of chemicals in the body causing the patient to relax.
This is further enhanced if the oils are massaged into the skin.
Aromatherapy adopts a holistic approach to illness, treating the patient as a whole rather than just their symptoms. It takes your age, general health and medical condition into account as well as your emotional state.
This treatment covers all these aspects with a view to easing your symptoms and boosting your mood.
The origins of this treatment can be traced back to Ancient Greece and Rome.