Aromatherapy

Whether you choose a lavender or peppermint scented oil, you have a number of options when using aromatherapy. The practice of using natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant is used to enhance psychological and physical well-being.

The aroma of the oils is believed to stimulate brain function. These essential oils are also believed to promote full body healing when absorbed through the skin and travel through the bloodstream.

Aromatherapy is often provided in addition to massage therapy or other treatments. Aromatherapists specialize in the practice of aromatherapy and understand how to use blends of therapeutic essential oils through topical application, massage, inhalation or water immersion.

There is a lack of evidence that aromatherapy can treat medical conditions, however, many believe it is important to pair it with other therapeutic treatments.

Career in aromatherapy

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