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Aromatherapy is an ancient healing art that uses pure, essential oils to enhance the body, mind and spirit.What is an Aromatherapy session like?
Clients must first complete a personal history form. This form inquires about any current health conditions or concerns, current medications, dietary habits, etc. It is pertinent that this form be completed accurately and in its entirety for your safety. It will be used to determine the appropriate selection of essential oils for you at that time.
The aromatherapy session will include the application of Young Living essential oils diluted in a carrier oil base. Aromatherapy can be employed in many different forms. Massages, inhalations, soaks, compresses, liniments or salves may be used alone or in combination. Each situation is different, hence requiring different approaches.Benefits & Possible Side Effects
Some benefits of aromatherapy include: stimulation of the immune system, soothing of many types of pain, releasing of toxins, calming of the nervous system, improvement of blood and lymph circulation and relaxation. Side effects of aromatherapy are rare and usually subside within a few hours. Most are topical in nature and resolve themselves in a short amount of time. Clients experiencing adverse reactions should contact their aromatherapist immediately for consultation. To avoid any complications, clients must accurately complete the personal history form in its entirety and see that this form is kept current. Doing so ensures that the proper essential oils are selected for maximum benefit and minimum side effects.History
As a healing art, aromatherapy dates back to more than 5000 years to ancient Egypt. Almost every native culture used some form of essential oil. The Greek attributed the sweet oils to Divinity and took information from the Egyptians, discovering the tremendous value of myrrh in treating battle wounds. The Romans used oils to fight infections and also for pure pleasure in their baths and massages. Julius Caesar used oils to control his epilepsy.
In the 14th century, during the Bubonic Plague, one-third to one-half of the population was destroyed. Aromatics were the only source of relief. People wore pomanders around their neck or burned oils like frankincense, pine or cedar in their homes. Amazingly, many perfumes and alchemists who worked directly with the oils were spared.
At the beginning of the 18th century, essential oils were being used continuously in medicine. This continued until the early 20th century and brought about the discovery of many new, synthetic drugs.
In the 1920's, a French chemist and doctor, Rene-Maurice Gatefosse, first used the term Aromatherapy to describe the use of essential oil in treatments. He experienced a bad burn in the lab and quickly immersed his and in a vat of lavender oil. He documented the tremendous results he achieved, which resulted in rapid healing without scarring. He compiled many other findings and wrote a book on therapy in 1928.
Jean Valret, a medical doctor following Gatefosse's research, realized many remarkable results treating numerous pathological disorders. His work led to the aromatherapy being recognized as an effective holistic therapy.
Madame Marguerite Maury, a biochemist and beauty therapist, wanted to apply oils externally to serve both therapeutic and cosmetic purposes. It was through her efforts that massage was reintroduced in the field of aromatherapy.
Hippocrates, considered the father of medicine, stated that the way to health is to have an aromatic bath and scented massage every day.