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Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to promote healing and a feeling of well-being and relaxation to the recipient. Essential oils are extracted from the parts of herbs and plants that contain all the properties of the plants themselves. There are several ways of applying the oils, including adding the oils to your bath or inhaling them in the form of steam or infusion. The most popular and effective way is when aromatherapy is combined with massage therapy.
When choosing the oils for an aromatherapy massage, your therapist will suggest a synergistic blend of two or three oils which are then added to a carrier oil. A synergistic blend means that when a particular set of oils are combined together, they enhance each other’s properties, and make a pleasing and effective scent. According to the International Federation of Aromatherapists: “A blend of Lavender and Ylang Ylang can be more effective in normalizing blood pressure than either of the oils used on their own.”