Aromatherapy is a complementary therapy based on the use of essential oils extracted from herbs, flowers, roots, grasses and trees. The essential oils are used in massage, inhalations, compresses and various preparations.
Aromatherapy may be used both symptomatically (clinically) and holistically. For instance, Ti tree oil is well researched in being effective in treating verrucae, warts, acne and respiratory infections. Its antiviral, antibacterial properties can be used symptomatically to treat those conditions.
The holistic approach treats the whole individual, body, mind, spirit – how they are within their environment, relationships, etc. Working on the principle that when the natural energy flow of the body is upset, symptoms of ‘dis-ease’ are the result. Essential oils are then chosen to reconnect and support the energy flow, enabling the body to regain its natural balance – homeostasis and healing process.
The stresses and strains of modern life result in a number of physiological changes in the body, including muscular tension, back and neck aches, headaches, along with emotional and
psychological changes. The combination of massage with the use of essential oils, skilfully chosen, can help to ease these physiological and psychological effects, facilitating healing and offering powerful preventative treatment. The preventative and therapeutic discipline of Aromatherapy is now developing, flourishing and gaining recognition all over the world.
Natural Health Leeds Aromatherapy Treatments can:
- Induce deep relaxation
- Release chronic neck and shoulder tension
- Eliminate stress headaches
- Relieve back pain
- Aid natural hormone balance
- Relieve symptoms of eczema & psoriasis
- Improve the detox function of the kidneys
- Improve healing of sports & other injuries