The use of plant oils can be traced back over 6000 years. The Chinese, Egyptians, Greeks and Romans all recognised the therapeutic properties of essential oils and plant extracts.
Aromatherapy today can be seen as a direct development of the work of two Frenchmen: Rene-Maurice Gatefosse and Dr Jean Valnet. Gatefosse researched the healing powers of plant oils following an accidental discovery that Lavender oil quickly healed his badly burnt hand. Valnet took the research further during the Second World War whilst working as a field surgeon. Where medical supplies were in short supply he used essential oils as an alternative and found they had very powerful regenerative, antiseptic and healing properties which were effective in treating the soldiers wounds.

Aromatherapy in the Workplace

Aromatherapy can be utilised in the workplace as an effective business tool.
The properties of certain oils can have a direct effect on the health and general well being of the workforce.
Specific oils can stimulate the immune system , reducing the likelyhood of minor ailments such as colds and flu.
Application of the oils also have an immediate effect on muscle tension and can help in avoiding work related disorders such as repetitive strain injuries and back problems.
Treatment times vary from between 30 to 90 minutes.

Aromatherapy in the Home

Aromatherapy is a wonderful treatment to have in your own home.
The benefits are maximised because the client does not have to drive or use public transport as they would if using a salon or health club.
Therapists will normally supply all the required materials such as towels, but this must be confirmed at the time of booking.
It is advisable to turn the telephone off and take any other measures to try to avoid interuption or noise. Therapists will normally bring a selection of relaxing background music tapes, but again this should be confirmed at the time of booking.
Treatment times vary from between 30 to 90 minutes.

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