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  • aromatherapy

Through the use of aromatic plant oils, including essential oils, made from various plants and flowers, aromatherapy is used to to enhance wellbeing and encourage relaxation.

Aromatherapy uses blends of essential oils extracted from plants such as lavender, jasmine and ylang ylang. The theory behind aromatherapy is that each essential oil has its own properties that may provide health benefits e.g. lavender can help with sleeping problems.

Usually, essential oils massaged into the body but they can also be added to warm bath or used in an oil burner

Essential oils may help in reducing stress and therefore help with the ability to cope and promote a sense of wellbeing. It can also help to reduce anxiety and pain levels for a period of time.

If you have cancer you should not use any aromatherapy without advice from a qualified aromatherapist. 

Published Feb 2016

Next planned review: Feb 2018