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The Art of Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy oilsAromatherapy can assist in treating a wide range of physical and emotional problems. Aromatherapy is a treatment which uses the considered and systematic application of essential oils to improve physical, spiritual and emotional well-being. Essential oils are natural substances derived from plant sources – flowers, herbs, spices and resins. They are the most potent form of a plant’s aromatic and fragrant materials.


Holistic Aromatherapy is an indirect form of therapy. The aim is to help strengthen a person’s individual internal balance, thus enabling them to heal themselves more effectively. Low dosages of oils are used and applied in a gentle manner, usually through massage. Holistic Aromatherapy is more suitable for chronic conditions and for generally enhancing self-esteem and well-being.

Clinical Aromatherapy is a more direct form of treatment, in which individual problems are targeted. Clinical Aromatherapy is much more than a fragrant massage. True Aromatherapy treatment involves using prescribed blends of essential oils, hydrosols and carriers as inhalations, compresses, ointments, lotions etc either for customised skin care or health problems. Higher dosages of oils are generally used. Clinical Aromatherapy is most suitable for acute, usually physical problems. Aromatherapy can help almost everyone. A blend can be made for anything, but here are a few ideas…an aromatherapy treatment gel can be blended for any number of different skin conditions. Sprays can help relieve hot flushes, prickly heat or itching. Lotions can be helpful for dry skin, bath mixes for easing tension, compress mixes for pain, massage oils for healing scars, ointments for spots. Essential oils can be used as a safe gentle treatment  during pregnancy and for children. The possibilities are endless.

Aromatherapy Massage

Aromatherapy massage is often used to describe any form of massage where essential oils are used in the massage oil blend. Aromatherapy massage has a more holistic approach to massage and of prime importance is the selection of essential oils used during the massage, which are chosen for their therapeutic effect, and not their fragrance as such.

True Aromatherapy massage is a very gentle form of massage. It utilises mainly slow, gentle, rhythmic movements. The particular aromatherapy massage sequence I use works with the body’s energy patterns. It is designed to establish or promote awareness, balance and free flow of energy through the body, whilst working with the major energy centres of the body (Chakras). The massage technique helps muscles to relax, de-stresses the body, mind and spirit, stimulates the lymphatic system, improves the immune response, and assists the body to naturally release toxins.

Aromatherapy Facials

An Aroma-therapeutic Facial is a unique experience and provides a deeply relaxing and nourishing treatment. These aromatherapy facials use only the finest natural materials. Essential oils, hydrolats, massage oils and clays are utilised to provide the ultimate facial, with each treatment being specifically tailored to the individual client.

An Aromatherapeutic Facial includes cleansing and toning routines, followed by a freshly prepared clay mask. The treatment concludes with a luxurious neck and face massage using a combination of oils precisely blended to meet the client’s individual needs


  1. Hello Dot! I am visiting your post from the UBC. 🙂
    Your blog is great and full of information. I agree with the aromatherapy massage & facials and their benefits!
    in your picture, I see a few different brands of essential oils, I am not sure if you have ever tried doTERRA essential oils, I know they are now being distributed throughout Europe.
    I work with them and LOVE them!
    They are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils the can be used Aromatically, Topically, and Internally. dōTERRA’s Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils are 100% pure natural aromatic compounds carefully extracted from plants. They do not contain fillers or artificial ingredients that would dilute their active qualities.
    I would love to share more about these oils. You can email me anytime.

  2. I enjoyed your explanation of the different types of Aromatherapy. Well done and have heard some really great healing benefits of it. Thanks for sharing the info. Best Regards, Wendy {ultimate blog challenge}

  3. This was interesting. I never knew the differences. I also like your article on menopause. You have a lot of good information here.
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  4. Toni Nelson

    I used to be a massage therapist & found aroma therapy to be extremely beneficial for my clients. I still use essentials oils.

  5. Thanks for sharing the wonders and benefits of natural health. Enjoying reading and learning more.
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  6. I won my first aromatherapy massage nearly 26 years ago while 5 months pregnant on my first child and fell in love with it. I’d always been a huge fan of massage but this was an exquisite way to relax for me. I’ve taught each of my children the basics of massage as a result.
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