The term 'aromatherapy' refers to the use of Essential Oils to facilitate the recipient's self-healing processes. The word 'aromatherapy' is derived from the two words "aroma", which means fragrance, and "therapy", which means treatment. This word is therefore a summary of the facts that the essential oils used in aromatherapy are fragrant, thus detected by our sense of smell, and also that such as evaporated into the air, massaged into the skin, dispersed in bathwater and so on. However, Aromatherapy as a therapy or treatment usually refers to a body-work treatment in which a practitioner applies a blend of Essential oils diluted in Carrier oil(s) to the client's skin.

Aromatherapy

There are several ways in which an Aromatherapy Treatment can be given, and even more ways in which aromatherapy can be used. The most common forms of Aromatherapy Treatments are:

  • Aromatherapy Body Massage
  • Aromatherapy Reflexology Treatment
  • Aromatherapy Indian Head Massage (Indian Head Massage alone is usually a 'dry' treatment, that is - no oils or creams are necessary).