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Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine that uses volatile liquid plant materials, known as essential oils and other scented compounds from plants for the purpose of affecting a person's mood or health.
The main branches of aromatherapy include: aerial diffusion for environmental fragrancing or aerial disinfection, direct inhalation for respiratory disinfection, decongestion, expectoration, topical applications for general massage, baths, compresses, therapeutic skin care, oral, rectal, vaginal interfaces for infection, congestion, parasites, perfumery for body fragrancing and anointments.
Aromatherapy uses aromatic essential oils to enhance wellbeing. Polly Clinic can blend therapeutic essential oils specifically for each individual and suggest how to use them to stimulate the desired responses.
The different smells (aromas), and the chemical constituents of the oils, can produce different emotional and physiological reactions. Essential oils can be massaged into the skin, added to bath water or vaporised in an oil burner.
Aromatherapy can be of benefit as a form of preventative health care. Aromatic plant oils can stimulate, balance, uplift, soothe and calm. The release of stress and tension can aid the body's own healing process to begin.
Aromatherapy can be used to alleviate the symptoms of: