Aroma Therapy is the use of natural plant essences (essential oils) in relaxation. Aroma therapists stress the importance of “smell” in their work but pure essential oils can be used in other beneficial ways. Plant essences are natural concentrates of the power of the plant.
Aroma Therapy is the art of using essential oils extracted from aromatic plants to enhance health and beauty. Apart from the physical benefits of oils on the body the essences have subtle effects on the mind and emotions. The oils may be used in massage, baths, inhalations, foot baths, compresses and vaporisation. Their use provides an enjoyable way of dealing with problems associated with the stress and strains of modern “life”. During the past hundred years or so synthetic chemicals have largely superseded essential oils in both medicine and perfumery, however the recent revival of Aromatherapy has made clear the subtle therapeutic powers of essential oils produced naturally by plants.
Essential oils are the whole organic substance which gives plants their scent. The essences are extracted, usually by distillation, from herbs and spices, flowers, woods, and resins. Being highly concentrated they are used by the drop. Other factors are taken into consideration when more than one oil is blended, the volatility of the oil and the physical, emotional, spiritual and mental condition of the client being treated.
Subtle Aroma Therapy makes use of the oils to affect the subtle body, the psyche and the soul. In doing this, I draw on the subtle, energetic or vibrational quality of the oils rather than the physical properties. Aroma Therapy embraces the use of oils as an aid to meditation, affirmations, visualizations and all transmuting and transformative techniques. Subtle Aroma Therapy is designed to personally assist the client’s body to naturally balance and maintain itself and to optimise physical and emotional well-being.
To purify the air in your home add a few drops of an essential oil you like onto a small ball of cotton wool. Vacuum this up into your clean vacuum cleaner. As you are cleaning the aroma will surround you and make the job more enjoyable. Lavender, sandalwood or chamomile all help with relaxation. Peppermint can be used for its crispness and cleanliness. Pine as a preventative against colds and flu, it is invigorating and helps to speed up healing. Sage helps to develop wisdom.
Essential oils work physically; emotionally; mentally and spiritually simultaneously so we respond to their aromatic presence as a collective. When we inhale the essence into the body, the molecules in the essence enter our lungs and then pass into the blood stream. The aroma stimulates the brain-the home of our emotions and memories, past and present, which triggers emotions which then affect our mood. The aroma essence has passed through your four layers of the soul and seven layers of your aura before it is inhaled into the body.
When I dowse the DNA sample to see if a subtle use of oil is needed in therapy I tune in to the oils in front of me and then let the pendulum lead me to the essence/s required for the client. These can be sent to the past, used in the present or sent to the future, maybe the client has an interview, an exam, is preparing to undergo surgery, will be attending a funeral. The essence suitable can be sent to that time and situation. Used with other holistic therapies results can be wonderfully beneficially to the client, the client’s home and family and also his/her relationship with the therapist.