Aromatherapy encompasses the therapeutic use of essential oils that are derived from plant materials, for the prevention of disease and health maintenance for a host of physical and emotional maladies. Essential oils are distilled from plant leaves, flowers, roots, bark and resins. Connected to the brain's smell or olfactory center, aroma affects the limbic portion of the brain, activating memory, learning, and intuition. Additionally, the hypothalamus is also linked to the olfactory center and controls the hormonal system via the pituitary gland, which releases a variety of chemicals that are natural relaxants and painkillers.
Many essential oils have powerful anti inflammatory properties, stimulating the body's natural defense system and enhancing immunity.
An aromatherapist utilizes essential oils as an adjunct in therapeutic massage, through inhalation and diffusion and through preparation in bath and natural body products derived from essential oils.
----Denise Montero, LCSW-C

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