Introduction to Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is the most popular and fastest-growing branch of complementary medicine in the world, and with good reason. Not only is it relaxing, but researchers and medical professionals increasingly recognize its therapeutic value.

Aromatherapy involves the use of essential oils – precious, sweet-smelling liquids extracted from many varieties of plants. In fact, essential oils are far more widely used than is generally known. They are found in many medications, in perfumes and beauty products, and in some commercially prepared food and drinks.

It has several therapeutic benefits: for beauty, general wellbeing, emotional help and certain illnesses. Treatments have also gained in popularity as an effective, natural method of stress relief. Aromatherapy can help anyone with a busy, pressurized lifestyle, and certain essential oils, either applied in a massage, in the bath, or used in a burner, can help make people feel more relaxed and confident.

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