What Is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is a therapy whereby essential oils derived from plants are used for therapeutic benefit.

Essential oils are used in fragrances and also used in food flavourings and medicines.

Historically, they have been around for thousands of years and approximately 400 different oils are extracted from plants worldwide.

Each oil has its own special therapeutic properties and can be used in many ways.

For Foot Reflexology the oils can be incorporated into creams and lotions depending on the client's needs.

They can also be used for body massage where the oils are first blended in a carrier oil (Almond Oil for example) or cream.

By adding a few drops to warm bath water (preferably diluted), you can soak in and achieve a complete state of relaxation. Steam inhalation or vaporisers can be used, as well as compresses.

Video: FHT Vice President, Mary Dalgleish, will be giving a presentation on aromatherapy at the 2019 Integrative Health Convention in London this November.