Updated: Jun 8, 2022
Aromatherapy aims to enhance well-being, relieve stress and help in the
rejuvenation and regeneration of the human body. Essential oils have the unique
ability of working not just on physical conditions when used with massage, but they
can also have a positive effect on emotional wellbeing. Aromatherapy can provide a
relaxing and calming effect for those suffering with mental health problems, dementia
and those receiving palliative care. As a result, it is also used in a variety of settings,
including hospitals and hospices.
Clinical Aromatherapy can be helpful in many physical and psychological conditions. It is widely accepted to be used along with orthodox and complementary practitioners as one of the most comprehensive natural therapies. It promotes health and
aromatherapy massage may help alleviate a variety of minor medical conditions.
Daily build-up stress may lead to illness if not addressed properly, clinical aromatherapy can effectively prevent the overwhelming stress accumulating and support our well-being. Prevention is always better than cure.
Muscular-skeleton conditions can be helped with the combination of essential oil blends and massage, to increase the circulation of blood and lymph, to ease the pain, to soften the muscles, to reduce inflammation and to calm the nerves.
Respiratory conditions are better helped with inhalation of essential oil blends. The blends can be used for cold, flu, sinusitis, upper and lower respiratory inflammation, coughs (either dry, wet, or whooping; acute or chronic). Essential oils can help fighting the bacteria/virus, soothing the respiratory tract, and breaking down mucus.
Endocrine system, nervous system and reproductive system can be helped both by inhalation and topical use of essential oil blends. Inhalation of essential oil blends can directly affect the brain and endocrine system, which is in charge of hormone balance in our body. Topical application can help localised conditions, kill the aches and pain. It is effective for conditions such as pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), period pain, peri-menopause symptoms, etc.
Many skin conditions can be treated by essential oil blends too, such as acne, eczema, dermatitis, warts, fungal nail. The blend controls the infection, heals the skin and soothe the inflammation.
Clinical aromatherapists also can work as a part of care team for patients with long term illness, terminal illness and in palliative care in hospice and hospital settings, and recognised by doctors, nurses and other therapists.