Aromatherapy is an holistic therapy, treating both the body and the mind. Natural oils are extracted from flowers, leaves, bark, stems, roots or other parts of plants, to enhance psychological and physical well-being.
There is evidence that it has been around for thousands of years, having been practised in the Far East, Egypt and Ancient Greece.
Essential oils are blended with carrier oils and then massaged into the body.
Benefits can include:
Reduce stress, anxiety and tension
Induce deep relaxation
Help to eliminate waste
Promote a feeling of well-being
Revitalise and re-balance
Some people also use it to help them cope with more specific health challenges.