Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of essential oils extracted from flowers, stems, leaves, roots, or fruits of a plant or tree. Essential oils are the most potent form of herbal use and are known for their beneficial healing properties. The physiological and psychological benefits of the essential oils are achieved by absorption through the skin and inhalation. The latter can be accomplished through either natural evaporation or some type of diffusing device.
The use of flowers and plants for their aromatic effects can be traced back 5,000 years to the Egyptians.
Essential Oils may be used in conjunction with Massage Therapy or Cranial Sacral Therapy. When inhaled a complex chain of events within the body is put into motion. The gaseous molecules stimulate receptors in the olfactory lobe of the brain which then triggers an electrical signal in the limbic system (portion of the brain concerned with emotion and motivation), which in turn further influences the release of hormones and neurochemicals to produce a sense of well-being.
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