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What is aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy can be defined as the art and the science of utilising naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonise and promote wellbeing and health.

Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being. Sometimes it’s called essential oil therapy. Aromatherapy uses aromatic essential oils medicinally to improve the health of the body, mind, and spirit. It enhances both physical and emotional health. Essential oils have been used for therapeutic purposes for approximately 6,000 years.

Aromatherapy encompasses human pathology and the treatment of different conditions both emotional and physical with essential oils. As Aromatherapy practice developed it adopted a holistic approach which encompassed body, mind and spirit and assists to  balance the body’s energy systems. As a holistic practice, Aromatherapy is both a preventative approach as well as an active method to employ during acute and chronic stages of illness or disease.

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