"Smile, breathe, and go slowly."
– Thich Nhat Hanh
Aromatherapy is an excellent preventative treatment as it helps to relieve stress and related conditions. It stimulates natural immune body mechanisms, and particular oils have an affinity with certain systems of the body, helping to alleviate respiratory, digestive, circulatory or hormonal problems and maintain health and beauty.
What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is the art and science of using natural botanical oils such as rose, lavender, orange, and peppermint to enhance psychological and physical well being. These essential oils can be added to a bath, massaged through the skin, inhaled directly, used with teas, or scented in a room. This therapy is intended to relieve pain, care for the skin, alleviate tension and fatigue, and promote health and wellness.
The therapeutic effects of essential oils vary. Some oils are stimulating, while others are relaxing. Many oils are antiseptic, antibacterial, and antifungal, such as Tea Tree, and help to enhance the protective function of the skin. Certain oils can calm and soothe the skin and others, such as lavender, help the skin cells regenerate. With Aromatherapy Massage, the emphasis is on smooth, flowing movements designed to assist in lymphatic drainage. It increases the nourishment and oxygen to the tissues easing muscular aches and pains, and helping with fatigue.
Essential oils are powerful, and should be used with care. They must always be diluted in a suitable carrier oil for massage, or diluted with water for baths and vaporization. Further, some oils are contraindicated for certain health problems. For this reason, consultation with a qualified Aromatherapist should be obtained before use of these oils. Your applemed Aromatherapist will use only the purest and highest quality grade oils. Special blends of essentials for well being can also be created for take-home application.
Benefits of Aromatherapy
- Promotes relaxation and rejuvenation
- Relaxes tight and tense muscles
- Stimulates circulation and lymphatic drainage
- Reduces pain, both specific and general
- Promotes more restful sleep
- Reduces stress and tension
- Stimulates the immune system
- Maintains health and beauty
Conditions That May be Helped by Aromatherapy
- Alopecia areata (hair loss)
- Anxiety and depression
- Arm, wrist, shoulder and elbow pain
- Back and neck pain
- Bladder problems
- Bowel disorders
- Cancer support
- Chronic injuries
- Colds and flu
- Digestive disorders
- Headaches and migraines
- Leg, knee, foot and ankle pain
- Ligament sprains and muscle strains
- Pain management
- Poor digestion
- Pregnancy and labour support
- Respiratory conditions
- Sinus congestion/allergies
Alternative Medicine and Aromatherapy in Vaughan and Woodbridge
Whether your goal is to improve your overall health and wellness or to gain relief from a specific issue, at applemed we’ll work with you to find the right balance of treatment.
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