As a leading provider of aromatherapy courses in London we are always advocating just how powerful the form of complementary therapy can be. Of course it combines well with massage to provide a perfectly relaxing environment but it also performs strongly as a standalone treatment.
Whilst there isn’t always a direct ‘cure’ for many of life’s many ailments and illnesses aromatherapy can prove very useful to help combat the symptoms and sometimes even fight off the illness.
What is aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy uses essential oils extracted from various plants to heal the body, mind and spirit. There are many variations of essential oils from a large array of plants and the effects are all different.
It is up to a skilled aromatherapist to use the correct balance of essential oils to reach maximum effect.
What can it do for you?
Just like the many varieties of plant extracts used there are many different reasons to use it. If guided by a professional you can help people deal with asthma, depression, anxiety, stress, muscle joint and paint relief and chest congestion. These are just ailments and illnesses in which aromatherapy can help with common problems.
How does it help? It depends on the particular problem; you can clear out your breathing system if you’re down with a cold and flu. This won’t heal you but it will free up your breathing systems which will make you feel much better.
Pain problems are very common, be it tooth, back or any other form of pain. Certain oils can increase blood circulation and warms up the muscles and prevent injury. In particular, aromatherapy is useful for headaches with the use of peppermint, lavender and eucalyptus oils.
There’s also the mental health side of things too, combined with a massage or even used alone you can get a lot of relaxation out of it and reduce your stress levels and blood pressure.
If you’d like to find out more about how aromatherapy can help with everyday illnesses why not sign up to our course and learn something new.