This is any treatment using the aromatic oils of plants for their medicinal and healing properties. Pure oils are extracted from the plants and used in a variety of ways:
- In a burner to scent the room
- Mixed with a carrier oil for massage
- In the bath
- As a compress
They can be diluted and worn as a perfume or mixed with base cosmetics. They can also be added to hot water for use as steam inhalation to help with colds and chest related problems such as bronchitis and asthma. Steam is also good for helping to unblock sinuses.
Here at The Marjorie Centre we use essential oils in a variety of our massage treatments -often combined with the Hydrotherm system. It invariably leaves a feeling of well being as well as treating many problems along the way. Please visit the Hydrotherm or Indian Head Massage sections for more information on what it may help.