Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being. Sometimes it’s called essential oil therapy. Aromatherapy uses aromatic essential oils medicinally to improve the health of the body, mind, and spirit. It enhances both physical and emotional health.
Alternative therapy is a term that describes medical treatments that are used instead of traditional therapies.
Alternative therapies are health-related therapies that are not part of mainstream medical care. They are thought to increase wellbeing, aid relaxation, and promote good mental health. They can be used as complementary and alternative therapies for different mental health needs and symptoms.
Examples of alternative therapies are: Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Herbal Medicine Homeopathy, Massage and Meditation. Essential oils have been used for nearly 6,000 years, with the aim of improving a person’s health or mood. The oils can be used in many different ways, such as in creams, oil burners, massaged in to the skin or by adding drops to a warm bath. It is possible to experience allergies or reactions to the oils, so you should speak to an aromatherapist beforehand if you have any concerns.