Aromatherapy skin care is used to treat a whole range of conditions and is believed to work on people both physically and psychologically. Essential oils may be inhaled or absorbed through the skin. Inhaled scents stimulate the olfactory centres in the nose and particular parts of the brain. Oils massaged into the skin pass into the bloodstream and can influence nervous system function, mental function and emotions.
The aromatherapy treatment uses essential oils, that trigger 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. Just some of the conditions aromatherapy is used to treat are:
- Beauty skin care
- Anxiety, stress or insomnia
- Muscular aches and pains
- Digestive problems
- Menstrual or menopausal problems