12 Days of Christmas 2011 - Day 9

On The 9th Day Of Christmas, Wee Sally gave to you… An Aromatherapy Massage!

Aromatherapy is using the essential oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant with massage to enhance physical well-being. These essential oils are the pure essence of the plant. The inhaled aroma from these essential oils is widely believed to stimulate brain function. Essential oils can also be absorbed through the skin, where they travel through the bloodstream and can promote whole-body healing. It is used for a variety of applications, including pain relief, mood enhancement etc.

There are a wide number of essential oils available, each with its own healing properties, for example: Jasmine has a strong but sweet fragrance.

It can be used as an antidepressant as the aroma of this oil has a pleasing, uplifting effect on mind and fights depression, but also is a very good anti septic and disinfectant.

Essential oils can be blended together to create appealing and complex aromas. They can also be blended for a specific therapeutic application; these are referred to as an essential oil synergy. A synergistic essential oil blend is considered to be greater in total action than each oil working independently.