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What is Aromatherapy ?

History of Aromatherapy

How do Essential oils work ?

How can aromatherapy help ?
Does aromatherapy work?
Safety Information
Finding a Qualified Aromatherapist
The Aromatherapy Treatment

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Aromatherapy Guide

 

What is Aromatherapy ? Back to Top

The ancient art of healing and improving health by using natural plant extracts called essential oils found in plants, fruits, flowers, bark, roots, or resin. Essential oils give plants their aroma and flavour, we have all experienced the wonderful smell of essential oils, every time you peel an orange the refreshing oil squirts out of the peel, or you have been drawn to the intoxicating aroma of a beautiful rose, just to sniff the essential oil in a fresh rose lifts your spirits. Essential oils contain dozens of powerful complex natural chemicals that a  have amazing beneficial properties.

 

 

History of Aromatherapy Back to Top

Aromatherapy has been used for thousands of years, the Chinese were possibly the first to discover the medicinal powers of plants around 4500bc , Egyptians  used essential oils to preserve corpses , 5ooo year old mummies have been found remarkably well preserved . By 3000 bc priests who had been using oil in religious ceremonies became aware of the magical power of essential oils, they guarded their secrets and were known as healers. The Greeks and Romans used oils widely, but with the fall of the Roman Empire the use of oils died out in Europe.

The art of perfumery was reintroduced by crusaders around the twelfth century, oils were used against the plague and records show there was a significantly low death rate in people who worked in perfumeries and handled oils. The 15th century saw a rise in the use of perfumiers and by the 17th century the therapeutic properties started to be recorded.

Modern Aromatherapy began in the 1920s with a French chemist named Gattefosse who owned a perfumery business, one day while at work he badly burnt his hand and then he plunged it into a vat of lavender essential oil, the hand was soothed and healed quickly without blistering, he had discovered by accident the healing powers of lavender and so modern Aromatherapy was born. Gattefosse dedicated his like to studying plant oils. Dr Valnet took the research further he used oil to treat wounded soldiers in world war 2. but it was a French woman biochemist, Marguerite Maury who developed the method of diluting and applying essential oils by massage as we do today.

 It is only since the 1980s that aromatherapy has really took off and biochemists have isolated dozens of ingredients in the oils that account for their amazing properties. It is still not fully understood why plants contain essential oils , it has been suggested that they play a part in the life process of the plant itself as a protection and the " hormone " of the plant or  life force.  

 

How do Essential oils work ? Back to Top

Using essential oils is a holistic approach to health  the oils treat the whole person mind body and spirit. Essential oils are composed of tiny molecules which are easily dissolved in alcohol, fats, or emulsifiers, this allows them to easily penetrate the skin and work into the body by mixing with our fatty tissue. As oils evaporate  we can inhale them, so they enter the body through the millions of sensitive cells of the nose, these send messages to the brain and affect our emotions by working on the limbic system (the part of the brain that controls emotions) neurochemicals are then released and passed on via the nervous system to the rest of the body, this is the quickest way to get essential oils into the system. 

Therefore an aromatherapy treatment affects you physically and psychologically at the same time.  Essential oil can also be swallowed and can be effective for the treatment of certain diseases however this is not recommended unless prescribed by a medical practitioner, please do not try this at home as you may do yourself harm

 

How can aromatherapy help ? Back to Top
Aromatherapy is now used to treat a whole range of conditions and is believed to work on people both physically and psychologically. The first part of the theory is that when you smell an essential oil, it triggers your limbic system – the part of the brain that controls emotions and stores and retrieves learned memories – and relaxes you. The other part of the theory is that the essential oils are absorbed through the skin, and have medicinal properties which act on the cause of the problem.

Some of the conditions aromatherapy is used to treat are:
anxiety, stress or insomnia
muscular aches and pains
headaches
asthma
eczema
digestive problems
menstrual or menopausal problems

You can choose to be treated by an aromatherapist, or you can buy aromatherapy oils and treat yourself. If you visit an aromatherapist, he or she will probably massage oils into your skin. If you treat yourself, you can add them to your bath, or inhale them using steaming water, a diffuser or an incense burner. There is also a wide range of toiletries containing essential oils available, some of which may claim to increase wellbeing or have some healing properties.

Does aromatherapy work ?
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Despite a lack of good research proving that essential oils could work by either stimulating your sense of smell or being absorbed through your skin, in theory it is possible to predict the effects of the oils based on their chemical make up. However, there is no conclusive scientific evidence that the theories are true  or false – and there has been little research to try and prove them right or wrong.

There have been good quality trials studying the effects of aromatherapy on groups of people including studies that compared aromatherapy with the effects of a placebo (a dummy treatment) and no treatment at all. A review of these suggests aromatherapy can help with some conditions. For instance, the evidence suggests that:

it has mild and short-lasting anti-anxiety effects
it may help if you have a type of baldness called alopecia areata
might help prevent bronchitis
tea tree oil can help relieve acne and fungal infections
However, little of this research has been conclusive and more research is needed to investigate the effectiveness of aromatherapy in the treatment of other conditions.

Safety Information
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Aromatherapy products such as toiletries contain only small amounts of essential oils. But in their concentrated form the oils can be very powerful and should always be handled with care – you only need a few drops in a bath for example. More could cause irritation, and some essential oils are toxic if used incorrectly such as eating or drinking them.

Aromatherapy oils can have side-effects nausea, headaches or an allergic reaction for instance. Some of them, including citrus oils such as orange, lemon and bergamot, react with ultraviolet light and can cause skin to burn more easily in sunlight.

Essential oils should almost never be used neat on skin – exceptions are lavender oil and tea tree oil in small amounts. You should only ever take them internally on the advice of a fully trained professional therapist, and some professional organisations advise against using the oils in this way at all.

Check with a professional therapist or your doctor before using an essential oil if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. There are several oils that should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding, as some may find their way into breast milk.

Some oils can aggravate skin conditions in susceptible people, so essential oils should be used with caution on:
infectious skin conditions
broken skin
varicose veins
Anyone recovering from surgery should not use aromatherapy.

It’s also not suitable for anyone with any of the following conditions:
epilepsy
high blood pressure
deep vein thrombosis (a blood clot in your leg)
Some essential oils may either reduce or enhance the effects of certain conventional medicines, including antibiotics, antihistamines, sedatives and anti-epileptic drugs. Most homeopaths advise against the use of essential oils if you are taking a homeopathic remedy.

Disclaimer-Please note the information given on this web site is for reference only, Gelisy.com advises anybody considering using essential oils to consult a trained  aromatherapist, we are not responsible for  any side effect or allergy which may occur as a result of using essential oils

 

Finding a Qualified Aromatherapist Back to Top
It’s best to check that your aromatherapist has been trained at a college accredited by one of the professional associations. A practitioner should have some training in anatomy and physiology, as well as the use of essential oils and massage.

The anxiety-reducing properties of aromatherapy in the short-term have been recognised by the NHS, and aromatherapy is increasingly used, particularly by nurses in hospices and nursing homes. Many health clubs, sports centres, beauty clinics, complementary therapy centres and health spas now offer aromatherapy massage. It is possible to find a private practitioner who will come to your home.

The Aromatherapy Treatment
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If you decide to visit an aromatherapist, he or she usually starts by taking a detailed medical history, and asking questions about diet, lifestyle and health problems. The therapist will then decide which oils most suit you. You might be recommended just one oil, or a blend of two or three. A therapist should not make any medical diagnosis if they are not trained to do so.

Most likely, your aromatherapist will then mix the chosen oils with what is called a carrier oil and massage this mixture into your skin. You may also be given advice about home treatments, such as using the oils in baths or inhalations.

Your first session may last up to two hours, and subsequent ones about one hour. For a chronic (long-term) condition, you will probably be recommended one treatment a week for a few weeks, then follow-ups two or four weeks later.

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About Eve Taylor

Eve Taylor is the founder of the Institute of Clinical Aromatherapy and is regarded as the pioneer of modern aromatherapy by professional skin care therapists worldwide.
In 1968 Eve Taylor launched the first professional aromatherapy skin care line to contain only pure natural essential oils without cheap synthetic filters.
These highly concentrated oils are so potent that they are still only available for use by trained therapists, and are now sold in Eve’s “Professional Use Only” range.
To compliment the professional aromatherapy treatment range, a home care treatment range was later launched to cater to the ever growing home skin care market, bringing the benefits of clinical spa treatment to a much wider audience.
All of Eve Taylor’s oils are non-comedogenic, and do not contain any mineral oils, SD alcohols, or artificial additives, nor are they animal tested.
The Eve Taylor range of pure essential oils are the number one selling professional aromatherapy brand in the world.

Philosophy.
We are passionate about our products and are always looking to learn more about how we can add value – dedicated to promoting high quality products for both the professional therapist and the discerning client.
We are committed to developing the best aromatherapy products in the world – our ongoing product development is both innovative and imaginative, our approach is simple – we will only introduce products that we firmly believe will have a direct benefit to the wellbeing professions and their clients across the world.

Our mission is to ensure that only the best natural products are used – we refuse to accept any substitutions – only the best quality essential oils are used across all of our products.

Having been in the aromatherapy skincare business for almost 40 years and having trained therapists across the whole world we are confident that you will not be disappointed with any of our products.

 

Eve Taylor Essential Oils
We sell Eve Taylor Aromatherapy Products. Sourced and selected from around the world, by experts with over 30 years experience, ensures that your essential oils come from only the finest crops. Strictly controlled quality analysis and evaluation, maintains each essential oil is selected for purity, aroma, and efficacy. Naturally sourced from known botanical species at realistics prices.

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Sweet, fruity, herbal floral aroma.
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Tea Tree Essential Oil 10ml
A pale yellow to greenish colour with a warm, spicy, medicinal aroma.
Properties include cleansing, purifying, and uplifting.
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Geranium Chinese Oil 10ml
Powerful, leafy-rose aroma with fruity undertones.
Used in skin care products for its fragrance, toning, and cleansing properties. Properties: soothing, mood-lifting, balancing, sluggish congested skin. Blends well with, Basil, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary sage, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Lime, Rose, Rosemary, Sandlewood

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Rose Absolute

Rose Maroc Absolute Oil 5ml
Floral, waxy, and a slightly spicy note. Rich long lasting rose aroma.
Has a soothing effect on emotions. Lifts the heart and eases nervous tension. Romantic and uplifting.
Blends well with, Bergamot, Chamomile, Clary sage, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Neroli, Orange, Palmarosa, Sandalwood.
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Mandarin Oil

Roman Chamomile

Expressed from the peel of ripe fruit, the aroma is sweet, tangy with light floral undertones.
Has an uplifting effect
Blends well with Basil, Bergamot, Black pepper, Chamomile, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Palmarosa, Rose.

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Aroma is strong fruity herbal,  contains only trace amounts of the intense blue azulene,
It is a mild, soothing relaxing oil.
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 Find an Aromatherapist in Manchester Back to Top

Andrea Halsall RNA Cimi Ihht

01204 887106
Bolton St
Bury, BL9 0LL


The Diane Nivern Clinic

0161 796 1169
Holistic Health and Cosmetic Enhancements
Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 7SX

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Emma Lawson

07913 708419

The International Society,
William Kay House,
327 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PG
 

Human Touch Clinic

0161 881 3421
83a Great Stone Road
Stretford
Manchester M32 8GR

 

The Essential Oil Works

01625 536651

77 Wilmslow Rd
Wilmslow, SK9 3EN

Cath Davies

0161 837 3535

The Y Club, Liverpool Road, Castlefield,

Manchester M3 4JR

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