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What Is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is considered to be both an art and science that utilizes pure, genuine essential oils (volatile aromatic molecules) to create a sense of balance and wellbeing. Essential oils support your body’s own ability to self-repair and heal. Aromatherapy integrates a holistic approach to healing, taking into consideration the physical and mental aspects of an individuals well-being.


 

How Does Aromatherapy Work?

Aromatic molecules have direct access to the emotional part of the brain, having the potential to trigger memories, alter behavior, influence emotions, and regulate hormonal output. The sense of smell plays a particular role in our response to stress by stimulating or depressing the central nervous system. Aromatic molecules found in essential oils can influence your response to stress and balance your overall mood.

 

Reasons To Use Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is a natural method to soothe and alleviate many common ailments, disorders and issues that we experience in our day to day lives. Below is a list of issues that aromatherapy is very effective at helping with.

  • Relaxation
  • Insomnia
  • Respiratory issues
  • Soothe aches and pains
  • Cleanse the air (some essential oils help to eliminate airborne microbes)
  • Improve focus and memory
  • Improve overall mood
  • Support hormonal balance
  • Support immune function

 

Fernanda Menegassi-Lojac

Certified Advanced Clinical Aromatherapist, R.N, BSN