Aromatherapy uses the science of natural aromatic oils (essential oils) to help treat the body and mind. Please contact the store to book an appointment, or click on the practitioners below to learn more.
The following is from the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists’ website:
What Is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy, also referred to as Essential Oil therapy, 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 seeks to unify physiological, psychological, and spiritual processes to enhance an individual’s innate healing process.
It was the French perfumer and chemist, Rene-Maurice Gattefosse, who coined the term “aromatherapie” in 1937 with his publication of a book by that name. His book “Gattefosse’s Aromatherapy” contains early clinical findings for utilizing essential oils for a range of physiological ailments. It seems vital to understand what Gattefosses’s intention for coining the word was, as he clearly meant to distinguish the medicinal application of essential oils from their perfumery applications.
So we can interpret his coming of the word “Aromatherapie” to mean the therapeutic application or the medicinal use of aromatic substances (essential oils) for holistic healing. As the practice of aromatherapy has progressed, over the years, it has adopted a more holistic approach encompassing the whole body, mind, and spirit (energy).
What Are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are non-oily aromatic liquids occurring naturally in various parts of plants, herbs, flowers, fruits, woods and spices. They contain the life force of the plant and have the ability to strengthen our immune system and to stimulate our body’s natural healing abilities.
What Is An Aromatherapist?
An aromatherapist utilizes essential oils to enable the body’s natural healing process. As an aromatherapist, one is professionally trained in the properties of application and contra-indications of essential oils.
Essential oils, also known as herbal (or floral) essences, are blended together or used individually to support and promote this healing process. Certification is required to ensure that an aromatherapist is trained to professional standards for the safety of the public, whom (s)he serves.There are many levels of training and standards of certification in the world.
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