Aromatherapy is the controlled use of essential oils for the treatment or prevention of disease. It is a form of complementary therapy – something that’s used alongside medical treatment. You can absorb some essential oils through your skin. Some have an effect on you through your sense of smell and through breathing them in.

Plants and their extracts have been used since time immemorial to relieve pain, aid healing, kill bacteria and so revitalise and maintain good health. Essential oils have many uses from anti-bacterial to uplifting on the emotions.

Essential oils consist of tiny aromatic molecules that are readily absorbed via the skin, and whilst breathing they enter the lungs. These therapeutic constituents next enter the bloodstream and are carried around the body where they can deliver their beneficial healing powers.

Today, aromatherapy is one of the most popular of all complementary therapies, offering a wide range of highly effective treatments to both the acute and chronic stages of illness and disease. Aromatherapy benefits are reported to be wide-ranging and it’s used to help a variety of symptoms and conditions. At the same time, regular use of aromatherapy treatments and home-use products can help to strengthen the immune system, thereby establishing a preventative approach to overall health.

Many studies have shown the significance of aromatherapy and its usefulness in conditions such as Alzheimer’s, digestive issues, stress, headaches and many more as well as its increasing use in hospices.

Aromatherapy is designed to treat the whole person and not just the symptom or disease by assisting the body’s natural ability to balance, regulate, heal and maintain itself. Everyone can benefit from using aromatherapy whether it is used within massage, inhalation or in home use such as baths and tailor made products. A qualified aromatherapist can help supply you with all of these and Infinity Academy runs training courses in aromatherapy twice a year.

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