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"Aromatherapy is a caring, hands-on therapy which seeks to induce relaxation, to increase energy, to reduce the effects of stress and to restore lost balance to mind, body and soul." -- Robert Tisserand
Aromatherapy means "treatment using scents". It is a holistic treatment of caring for the body with pleasant smelling botanical oils such as rose, lemon, lavender and peppermint. Essential oils can affect the mood, alleviate fatigue, reduce anxiety and promote relaxation. Aromatherapy is used for the relief of pain, care for the skin, alleviate tension and fatigue and invigorate the entire body. When inhaled, they work on the brain and nervous system through stimulation of the olfactory nerves. Essential oils are added to the bath or massaged into the skin, inhaled directly or diffused to scent an entire room.
The essential oils are aromatic essences extracted from plants, flowers, trees, fruits, bark, grasses and seeds with distinctive therapeutic, psychological, and physiological properties, which improve and prevent illness. There are about 150 essential oils. Most of these oils have antiseptic properties; some are antiviral, anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, antidepressant and expectorant. Other properties of the essential oils which are taken advantage of in aromatherapy are their stimulation, relaxation, digestion improvement, and diuretic properties. To get the maximum benefit from essential oils, it should be made from natural, pure raw materials. Synthetically made oils do not work.
"Aromatherapy can be defined as the controlled use of essential oils to maintain and promote physical, psychological, and spiritual wellbeing." -- Gabriel Mojay
Aromatherapy can be defined as the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit. It is an art and science which seeks to explore the physiological, psychological and spiritual realm of the individual's response to aromatic extracts as well as to observe and enhance the individual's innate healing process. As a holistic medicine, Aromatherapy is both a preventative approach as well as an active treatment during acute and chronic stages of illness or 'dis'-ease.
It is a natural, non-invasive treatment system designed to affect the whole person not just the symptom or disease and to assist the body's natural ability to balance, regulate, heal and maintain itself by the correct use of essential oils.
"Aromatherapy is essentially an interaction between the therapist, client and essential oils, working together to bring forth the healing energy which will help the client regain their sense of well being and vitality." -- Jade Shutes
Origin of the word Aromatherapy
The term "aromatherapies" 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 a practice it adopted an holistic approach which encompasses the body, the mind and the spirit (energy).
"Aromatherapy is... the skilled and controlled use of essential oils for physical and emotional health and well being." -- Valerie Cooksley
Longevity MedSpa uses Meadows Aromatherapy
Meadows first started making aromatherapy products over 18 years ago from a small outbuilding in a farm in Kent, England. Still based in Kent, and still an independent friendly company.
Meadows Aromatherapy has always been a trusted brand for the general public, therapists, natural healers and medical doctors who we sell to world-wide. Our product range is extensive, with exceptional quality and vibration, and each boxed essential oil has its own unique instruction leaflet. When you purchase, you will further assist our support for Charities (see charity section). Our policy on price has always been to make our products affordable and reachable to all, without compromise on quality.