What is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy treats both the mind and body with essential oils and is a powerful healing art in itself. Aromatherapy uses the scent of essential oils to maintain or achieve mental and physical wellness by targeting certain energy paths within the body.

Aroma is a powerful force that can trigger memories, instill a mood and arouse physical sensations. The use of aroma in a therapeutic manner is drawing more and more people because it uses the sense of smell which is a natural human instinct, and incorporates it as a method of wellness in wellness therapies. Fragrance, as in perfume, affects the nervous system; this is why these essential oils can have healing effects on moods as well; their smell molecules influence brain chemistry.

Essential oils are the tools used in aromatherapy. They are fragrances distilled from plants, leaves, flowers, roots, seeds, barks and resins, or are expressed from the rinds of citrus fruits. The use of essential oils in aromatherapy is a natural way to wellness and well being. These oils are used by an aromatherapist topically, internally and by inhalation. Many essential oils contain dangerous, even toxic chemicals that can cause burning of the skin and should only be used in a diffuser or mixed in a carrier oil when used by a layperson. The use of essential oils in any other method should be done under the supervision of an expert.

Aromatherapy can reduce stress, improve sleep and give you more energy. It can improve your complexion, your mood, treat skin disorders or eliminate a stomach ache -- the list is endless!

What is an Aromatherapy Lymphatic Drainage Massage?

This treatment involves a full body relaxation massage of the lymphatic system using the healing or medicinal properties of essential oils that have been specifically blended for your personal conditions. One of the functions of the lymphatic system is that it transports cellular wastes and this is an excellent massage for draining, detoxifying, de-stressing and cleansing your system.