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Aromatherapy is a complementary therapy that involves the use of essential oils to improve wellbeing and health, either by massaging them into the skin, adding them to bath water, or inhaling them.

There are many different essential oils from various plants, trees and grasses, such as lavender, tea tree and eucalyptus. They are all thought to have different healing properties.

What can Aromatherapy be used for?

The types of conditions which aromatherapy is often used to treat include:

If you decide to visit an aromatherapist, they will first do a consultation with you where they may ask you questions about your medical history, diet, lifestyle and health problems. You can also ask any questions you might have. Types of therapy include:

  • Hand Massage
  • Foot Massage
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Body Massage

Remember, it’s important to talk to your GP first to get a diagnosis before having aromatherapy. This is to ensure that aromatherapy is an appropriate treatment for you.

Where can I find an aromatherapy practitioner?

To find a local registered aromatherapy practitioner, contact the Aromatherapy Council for details of therapists in your area.

Last updated: May 27, 2020

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