It is an integral part of Ayurveda, and it is used as the healing method for thousands of years by the ancient healers of India, China, Tibet, Egypt and the Middle East, and the ancient Greeks and Romans
Aromatherapy or the gentle art of healing is a branch of complementary medicine that is used for the preservation of health and maintenance of psychophysical balance.
As a healing method, it combines base oils with essential oils, which are used for massages, compresses, baths, inhalations, vaginal and rectal suppositories. Under the supervision of physician-primatologists, they can sometimes be used orally.
Consultation for the use of essential oils for the purpose of improving the quality of health lasts 45 to 60 minutes. The price is 50€.
Aromatherapy is an ancient method of treatment based on the use of essential and herbal oils, and other aromatic compounds for the purpose of altering a person’s mind, mood, cognitive function, or health.
Ancient healers of China, Tibet, India, and the Middle East have used aromatherapy. The medicine of ancient Egypt has almost entirely been based on aromatherapy, about 5000 years ago. As an integral part of Ayurveda, it is in use for thousands of years.
Aromatherapy knew the Greeks and Romans, and in the Middle Ages has helped in preventing infection, particularly when there was a plague.
The term “Aromatherapy” was coined by Rene Maurice Gattefosse in 1928. He utilized the word to imply the therapeutic use of aromatic substances (essential oils). Since the beginning of Aromatherapy, the practice has encompassed human pathology and the treatment of different conditions (emotional and physical) with essential oils. As Aromatherapy developed into practice it adopted a holistic approach that encompasses the body, the mind, and the spirit (energy).
Aromatherapy is the most common form of caring touch therapy. This method combines the physical and emotional effects of gentle massage with medical and psychotherapeutic features essences of plants. Not only reduce stress and improve mood, aromatherapy even cures some fewer disorders, for example, but massage with essential oils is also particularly effective in treating problems faced by women, such as PMS, menopausal disorders, muscle aches, etc. Also, the use of a scented lamp can relieve mild forms of anxiety and depression, insomnia, emotional disturbances, headaches, etc.
Psycho-aromatherapy aims to bring together the physiological effects of essential oils on the central nervous system, the subjective reaction to the smell of each person.
We all know that people recognize each other and are attracted by the scent, as is well known that certain scents in us evoke pleasant or unpleasant feelings, and stirs memories … the truth is that when we feel the smell we almost never forget it because of its ability to stir our emotions.
Why is this so?
Scent molecules (essential oils) penetrate deep into the limbic system, which is stored in all our emotional memories, and all that belongs to the domain of the subconscious. The limbic system in the brain activates the pituitary gland (the most important endocrine gland, which is called the hormone-based gland) and hypothalamus (a part of the brain that controls the vegetative nervous system through the operation of the pituitary endocrine system), which produce a full range of emotion associated with the memory stored deeply in the subconscious.
Because of the deep connection between the olfactory nerves and emotions, we can point out the great value and importance with which scents affect our emotions. And because of this, we can say that scent molecules can quickly and effectively reach out to our subconscious and calm or stimulate specific emotional and mental reactions.
In this way, aromatherapy can be helpful in the transformation, calming and stimulating emotional, mental, and sexual response, due to its effective sedative, stimulating, and aphrodisiac effects. This is especially effective in calming the emotions of anger, rage, fear, depression, sadness, anxiety, irritability, impotence, and frigidity.