Complementary Therapists Logo
FaceBook Logo

Complementary Therapists > Aromatherapy > Aromatherapy Techniques

Aromatherapy Techniques

What is Involved in a Aromatherapy Session ?

Aromatherapy uses three main methods of delivery, massage, bathing and inhalation. However there are a range of other aromatherapy techniques that are used.

Massage and Aromatherapy

Massage is the most common aromatherapy treatment. The combination of the essential oils and beneficial effects of manual massage promote healing on the body's tissues and internal organs. The essential oils are never applied directly to the skin rather they are mixed in a base medium to minimise any potential allergic reaction.

Aromatherapists inquire into the history of the client and the therapist will produce an individually appropriate blend of essential oils to address the particular needs of the client.

Bathing Aromatherapy

Everyone appreciates a hot relaxing bath and many people add proprietary perfumed products. A lot of these products contain the type of essential oils used in aromatherapy. Adding essential oils to hot bath water can soothe and ease away pains and aches. It also helps to relax and induce a sense of calmness by ridding the body of any tiredness. The hot water also helps to release soothing vapours from the essential oils.

Inhalation

This is the most speedy and direct aromatherapy technique. The molecules of of the essential oils impact directly on the blood vessels in the nostrils. A common and popular method is steam inhalation where a few drops of essential oil are added to very hot water in a large bowl. Sitting with his / her face just over the water the person covers his / her head with a towel to trap the vapours. Deep breaths accelerate the soothing impact of the vapours (NOTE: Asthma sufferers should not undergo this treatment without express approval of their doctor). Steam inhalation has been used for many years as a means of relieving cold and flu symptoms. It can also be used to treat some skin conditions, including acne. Drops of essential oils can be applied directly to pillows, to aid restful sleep, and directly to handkerchiefs.

Hair Treatment and Scalp Tonics

Hair conditions such as dandruff, dry scalp and greasy hair can be treated by aromatherapy. Drops of an appropriate essential oil added to an olive oil or almond oil base creates a therapeutic conditioner.

Appropriate essential oils include rosemary and chamomile condition and promote healthy growth of hair.

Tea tree oil and bergamot aid with dandruff problems. Lavender is excellent at repelling fleas and lice. Massage the mixture into the scalp and then wrap the hair in warm towels which helps the oils to seep into the scalp.

The longer hair stays wrapped in the towel the better. A minimum of one hour is recommended.

Compresses

As an effective therapy for muscular injuries and ailments, rheumatism, headaches and bruises aromatherapy compresses are excellent. An aromatherapy compress is prepared by dropping five drops of aromatherapy oil into a bowl of water and soaking a piece of absorbent material in the solution. Cold water should be used for acute pain, swelling or feverishness. Hot water should be used for chronic pain. After soaking the material squeeze out excess water but leave the material quite wet. Apply the wet material to the area to be treated and secure it in place with bandage wrapping. The aromatherapy compress should be left in place for a minimum of two hours. For serious ailments the compress should be changed when it reaches body temperature.

Recommended Aromatherapist

Dublin Aromatherapist: Trish Darcy - Phone: 087 263 3612 or Email trish@health-plex.com

Aromatherapy - Aromatherapy Techniques - Aromatherapies


Rotating banner
Holistic Practice / Attract More Clients - Holistic Online Marketing
Get your Exclusive Top Ten Listing With Complementary-Therapists.Com

Reiki Stoneybatter Smithfield Holistic Healing Therapist Cork Bio Energy Therapist Cavan
Holistic Therapist Dublin 2 Waterford Integrated Energy Therapist Galway Complementary Therapist
Fertility Reflexology Kildare EFT Limerick EFT Courses
Holistic Therapist Cork Holistic Therapist Kildare Fertility Acupuncture Kildare
EFT Dublin 4 Reiki North Kildare IET Dublin 4
Energy Healer Kildare Complementary Therapist Kilcock Reiki Kilcock
Reiki Dublin 6 Cosmetic Acupuncture Dublin 3 Reiki Practitioner Galway
Stress Treatment Mayo Reiki Cork Stress Treatment Galway
Fertiliy Massage Kildare Emotional Freedom Technique Dublin Body Healing Dublin
Access Bars Dunboyne Beauty & Colour Therapy Raheny / Donaghmede Therapy Rooms Newbridge
Back Pain Treatment Galway Bio Energy Healing Therapist Galway Back Pain Treatment Mayo
Pilates Dublin 5 Massage Therapist Dunboyne Holistic Beauty Treatments Dublin
Food Intolerance Testing Mayo Reflexology Sligo Osteopath Dublin 2
Reiki South Dublin Ireland's Leading Psychic Life Coach South Dublin
Yoga Classes Dublin 5 Bio Energy Therapist Mayo Reflexology Limerick
Japanese Massage Equine Reiki Spiritual Healing Intuitive
Bio Energy Therapist Cork Food Intolerance Testing Galway Reiki Dublin 3
Bio Energy Healing Galway Counsellor & Psychotherapist Meath Hypnotherapy Dublin
EFT Master Practitioner Course Complementary Therapist North County Dublin Reiki Cavan
Reiki Raheny / Donaghmede Complementary Therapist Dun Laoghaire Osteopath Drumcondra
Reiki Meath Reiki Dublin 22 Reiki Kildare
Complementary Therapist Swords Reflexology Dublin Reiki Bray
Bio Energy Therapist Westport Louth Reiki Acupuncture Clontarf
Reiki Dublin South Bio Energy Healing Mayo Counsellor Psychotherapist Navan
Reiki Westport Kildare Manual Lymph Drainage Access Bars Dublin
Bio Energy Therapist Dublin Reiki Dublin Reiki Dublin 7
Reiki Maynooth Weight Loss Alternatives Dublin Reflexology Dublin 6
Ear Candling South Dublin Homeopath Galway Physical Therapy Dublin
Kildare Reflexology Indian Head Massage Galway Angel Shop
Massage Templeogue Healer Dublin Angel Card Reader Dublin
Reiki Galway Galway / Mayo Holistic Therapist Reiki Mayo
Sports Massage Swords Reiki Limerick Ear Candling Bray
Ear Candling Maynooth Reiki Clare Kildare Reflexologist
Energy Healing Dublin Reflexologist Swords Kinesiology Dunboyne
Online Angel Shop Access Consciousness Indian Head Massage Cavan
Reiki Course Limerick Reiki Dunboyne Reiki Course Co. Clare
Massage Raheny / Donaghmede Access Bars Raheny Donaghmede

Access Consciousness Ireland - Acupuncture Ireland - Alexander Technique Ireland - Amatsu Ireland
Aromatherapy Ireland - Ayurvedic Kansa Vatki Foot Massage Ireland - Bach Flower Remedies Ireland
Bio Energy Healing Ireland - Biofeedback Therapy Ireland - Bowen Technique Ireland - Chiropractic Ireland
Colonic Irrigation Ireland - Counselling Ireland - Craniosacral Therapy Ireland - Dietary Therapy Ireland
Homeopathy Ireland - Hopi Ear Candling Ireland - Indian Head Massage Ireland - Iridology Ireland
Kinesiology Ireland - Manual Lymph Drainage Ireland - Massage Ireland - Meditation Ireland
Naturopathy Ireland - Neuromuscular Therapy Ireland - Osteopathy Ireland - Pilates Ireland
Psychotherapy Ireland - Reflexology Ireland - Reiki Ireland - Rolfing Ireland - Seichem Ireland
Shiatsu Ireland - Access Bars Depression - Access Bars Stress

Reiki Workshops - Learn Reiki - Reiki 2 Workshop - Advanced Reiki Workshop
Medical Conditions - Allergy Testing - Food Testing - Complementary Medicine
Alternative Therapists - About Us - Contact Us - Terms & Conditions - Site Map


© 2010-2017 Complementary-Therapists.com Ireland. All rights reserved