Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy defined: “The use of pure essential oils to seek influence, to change or modify mind, body or spirit; physiology or mood.”

WE talk about aromatherapy as if we know exactly what we are referring to… BUT DO WE?

There are Medical Doctors in France treating chronic infections using Aromatherapy and then we find Aromatherapy being used in Beauty Salons and Spa’s all over the world.  Are they doing the same treatments?  It’s time to realize the complexity of aromatherapy.

Essential oils are used by:

  • Aromatherapists
  • Medical Practitioners / Nurses
  • Naturopathic Practitioners
  • Counsellors and Psychologists
  • Massage Therapists
  • Medical Herbalists
  • Natural Therapists
  • Spa Therapists

In each of these occupations essential oils are used in quite different ways and for different purposes.

Clinical Aromatherapy should incorporate:

  • The Pharmacological        Body
  • The Psychotherapeutic     Mind
  • The Metaphysical              Spirit

In my practice I also include the use of Bach Flower Remedies.  These are a form of homeopathy that include the use of 38 powerful flower essences to help make the connection between body, mind and spirit so the body can balance itself to promote natural healing.