Aromatherapy is a holistic treatment, which uses natural aromatic plant essences called essential oils for improving a person’s mood, cognitive function and health. Essential oils are extracted in various ways from flowers, trees, berries, fruits, resins etc. Their therapeutic properties help the body to reach its natural balanced state.
Aromatherapy massage works in several different ways. The massage itself is deeply relaxing both physically and mentally as it soothes away stress and tension. During the massage the essential oils are absorbed through the skin and go directly into the bloodstream. The chemical components of the oils interact with the body’s chemistry, reacting with the hormones, enzymes and the nervous system. The oils also work through our sense of smell, which is directly connected to the limbic system of the brain. This controls emotions and influences the nervous systems and hormones.