Aromatherapy according to Aromatherapy by Anna Selby is derived from the ancient practice of using natural plant essences to promote health and well-being. It consists of the use of pure essential oils obtained from a wide assortment of plants, which have been steam distilled or cold-pressed from flowers, fruit, bark and roots. Aromatherapy is also the therapeutic use of aromatic substances. Therapeutic use covers both mind and body, whereas aromatic substances tend to be the essential oils. As a treatment, it is usually combined with body-contact therapy in the form of massage. Aromatherapy massage is one of the most relaxing types of massage. The nature of Aromatherapy is as a holistic ...

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be a new and alternative foram of medicine in the western world, however it has been practiced for thousands of years in the eastern world.
A lot of interest in Aromatherapy stems from its use as an 'alternative medicine' or even a 'complementary medicine'. It is certainly true that before pharmaceutical companies brought a vast array of modern drugs to the market, people had to make do with many 'home remedies' - often herbal remedies or extracts of plants. Flowers, buds, roots, bark, leaves etc. all played a part in the treatment of disease and sickness. In this mix of treatments essential oils. Essential oils are pure, concentrated plant extracts obtained specifically for their fragrance and therapeutic value. The chemical composition of these oils is exceedingly complex - often tens or hundreds of constituent parts. It is now thought that all of these parts play a vital role in the effectiveness of essential oils and thus the chemical synthesis of these oils has proved ...

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