The Theory behind Aromatherapy

Theory Behind AromatherapyAromatherapy is a holistic treatment that is used to care for the body by using pleasant smelling botanical oils and aromatic plant compounds. It is believed that inhaling essential oils can stimulate the part of the brain that can help make people feel more relaxed. It is thought that using Aromatherapy, which is an alternative medicine, can also improve one’s health and mood.

A wide range of ailments can be treated by using aromatherapy, such as relieving depression and reducing stress. It can also help relieve problems with the nervous system and restore the patients general well being and emotional state. Some of the most popular oils used include lavender, tea tree, jasmine and rosemary.

There are many several different ways that your aromatherapist might choose to use the essential oils on you. They can either be absorbed through the skin, inhaled, or can be evaporated in the air you are breathing.

Very often patients associate certain smells with pleasant experiences. For example the whiff  of almond might remind you of baking with your grandmother or the scent of lavender might take you back to a walk in your childhood garden. Happy memories are thought to help relax people, which is another reason why aromatherapy is thought to work so well.

The oils used during the treatment are produced from plants, flowers, trees and fruits. Very often the carefully selected oils can help aid issues such as arthritis, burns, muscular pains, sinus infections and cold sores. Skin conditions, such as sun burn and eczema can also be treated by oils derived from plants with medicinal properties. Aromatherapy massages are extremely popular and affective. The oils are blended with various soothing lotions and are applied during the massage. It is thought the combination of the massage and oils can boost relaxation. Sometimes drops of oil added to a bowl of warm water and applied directly to the affected area can help relieve the irritation.

There are about 150 essential oils which aromatherapists will use to ease whatever the patient’s issue is.  Most of these oils have antiviral, anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving and antidepressant properties in them, which can pave the way to a fully natural recovery.

There are very few side effects linked to using aromatherapy, which is why it is becoming more and more popular among the people of Kensington and Paddington. Many people use other alternative treatments to aid the aromatherapy, such chiropractic massage and reflexology.