Posted by Gravitate Master on 9/28/2010
There is a long range of reasons why aromatherapy works so well. Each oil differs in what it can be used for. The oils are extracted from different plants, herbs, and flowers and can have their own individual uses for helping the body.
Aromatherapy does not necessarily mean that you have to use warmed up candles or diffusion oils. You are actually experiencing it in many more ways than this. Often times we do it with out even realizing it, such as when we walk through a garden or smell that beautiful bouquet of flowers your husband brought home for you.
You can also use aromatherapy treatments in more ways than simply smelling them. You can actually use the oils directly on your skin. Fragrance needs to be subtle, but it can be absorbed in a few different fashions.
Two popular options are through a bath or through massages. You can add a few drops of oils in your bath or with your massage oil and the fragrance will be able to help with your therapy. Just be certain that the fragrance is not overwhelming, as this can have an opposite effect.
Essential oils have a lot of different purposes. They can be used to help with anything from skin conditions to sore aches and pains. A lot of the oils can be used for more than one ailment as well.
When learning about oils it is important to do some research first. Get to know how to use the oils appropriately. A good place to start is to have your aromatherapist or masseuse give you some pointers, and explain to you any dangers you should be aware of. Some oils can be used on the skin, for example, while others never should be.
After your masseuse or aromatherapist has helped you through your first few tries of essential oils you can venture out on your own. Be sure to take it nice and slow, and always play more on the safe side of things. Be sure that the oils you buy are pure, good-quality oils. Imitation oils will not be up to par.