As unexpected as it was; my aromatherapy post ended up being approximately 20 pages with the recipes that I have. Ouch…little wonder it took me a month to get it done and that it is now going to be a series of posts. I am going to post it on Sheila’s Space because I already have the health and wellness category there. I will be reblogging each one of the posts to my other blog sites so that everyone can find it all. The recipes will be on Summer Goddess Kitchen Witchery but I will also be reblogging those too. I hope this is less confusing for all of you than it will be for me to add all the hyperlinks for you. If you want to make certain you are notified of each post, make sure you are following all of my blogs.
I will probably be entitling them Aromatherapy 1…(subtitle here) and so on. Unfortunately it would be really weird for all of you if I posted them in reverse. It is going to take me several days to post them all because I do not have any code added to them yet. Each one of the posts will have to begin with my disclaimer but this intro note sh** will only be here.
I was just printing it all out for my Book of Shadows and I ran the printer out of ink…oops. My husband is getting that for me now (I’m a lucky woman that he loves me that much .) I wouldn’t do that for me.
DISCLAIMER: (This information is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition. It is listed here for educational purposes only. If you think you may have a medical problem; seek professional help immediately.)
What is Aromatherapy
Due to the pace of modern living; each day, more and more people begin to show the physical effects that stress has on our bodies. Financial obligations, noise pollution, air pollution, overfilled schedules and uncertainty about the future all contribute to the stress in our lives. Since there isn’t a way to rid ourselves of these stresses, we must find a way to combat it before it causes irreparable harm to our heart, vital organs and mind.
One way to achieve this state of mental and emotional health is to get a handle on the stress that we suffer with the use of aromatherapy; in addition to other relaxation techniques (IE, meditation or yoga). Aromatherapy is a holistic treatment designed to produce feelings of well-being through inhalation and massage with essential oils. These oils are derived from plants and chosen for their qualities to stimulate, refresh and relax the senses.
Aromatherapy is not aimed at the treatment of disease. It is used to improve mental and physical health by releasing feelings of harmony and well-being through relaxation. The hope is that once we achieve spiritual, mental and emotional health; our body will begin healing itself physically by relying on our natural immune system.
The components of aromatherapy oils are the essential oils and the carrier oil. As I said before; the essential oils are derived from flowers, plants and trees, chosen for the effect that they have on the senses. The carrier oil is chosen for its ability to move smoothly over the skin during message and to quickly absorb into the skin. This helps to open the pores and allow the essential oils to penetrate into the body and mind. Some good examples would be olive oil, almond oil or even vegetable oil.
The main method of administration for aromatherapy is obviously message. Since this is not designed to be a comprehensive course in message; I will only touch on the main points of message here. I will talk about shiatsu/acupressure and balancing your chakras briefly for the purpose of allowing you to know how they help to lower the stress we suffer from each day. If you are interested in learning further, there are many great colleges of massage therapy that you can attend to get your certification.
Mainly in this section I will be explaining how to mix oils for specific results. As well as offering some options that you can use for administration of aromatherapy. These options will allow you to reduce the stress alone; you won’t need a trained professional “on staff” to give you a treatment when you get home from work.