Aromatherapy

There is also opportunity to consult with me on a number of ailments or conditions which may require creative solutions such as tailor made hand or facial creams, lotions, shampoos, conditioners and much more.

Aromatherapy massage to suit your individual needs is also available.

History of the use of aromatic materials

Aromatic substances have played an important role in the medicinal practices of the Hebrew, Arabic, Indian, ancient Egyptian society, greek and roman civilizations. The Greeks developed medicine from a part superstition into a science. Hippocrates – Father of Medicine believed “that a daily aromatic bath and scented massage were the only way to health”.

Aromatherapy in the Twentieth Century  

Dr R M Gattefosse – 1924 rekindled interest in aromatherapy a term he coined, and about which he wrote several books. These included the properties of essential oils, their methods of application and information on their antiseptic, bactericidal, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory actions. Later, his work was continued by Dr J Valnet with many oils used during World War II. This work was later translated into modern terms by Marguerite Maury, a French biochemist.  She extended the research, bringing aromatherapy into the world of cosmetology, allying medicine, health and beauty. 

Why plant essences?

The essences of plants have energetic effects and can facilitate different therapeutic effects in our bodies.  An essence is the electromagnetic pattern of the plant or flower. Just as nutritional origins found in plants are broken down and utalised by our physical body, so configurations of bio-magnetic energies are discharged by flowers and plants at frequency levels aligned with the energetic layers of our body’s energy system.

Kirlian photographs taken during the extraction process of  flower essences in  purified water, will produce a mist-like imprint of the flower.

“Midway between the circulatory and nervous systems. The two systems contain quartz-like properties and an electromagnetic current, especially enhanced in individuals that have been consciously working to improve the energetic flows in their life force fields. The essence moves into that current of the energy meridians. The meridians are the interface or doorway between the physical and ethereal properties of the body and the essences can either move immediately into some aspect of cellular activity in the physical body, or move to the subtle bodies or the chakra system.” Gurudas,from Flower Essences and Vibrational Healing (Cassandra Press)

Essential oils

They are gathered from many plants both culinary, herbal as well as fruits, vegetables, grasses and flowers which are found in many different parts of the plant.  Each oil consists of many organic compounds producing a complex chemical balance within the plant in order to provide the specific effect required. They are odorous and volatile and generally contain esters, ketones, aldehydes and terpenes. It can be said and seen how essential oils can help the human body physically, mentally and psychologically.

Pathways into the body.  

The optimum way for the body to absorb the therapeutic qualities of essential oils is through a combination of inhalation and dermal absorption which can be achieved through massaging the oils into the skin using, cream, lotion, shampoo or oil as a medium and/or bathing.

Completion of 5 day Therapeutic Massage & Aromatherapy course for volunteers working in Palliative Care unit in Kota Kinabalu Borneo 2019 PCAKK

Essential oils used in aromatherapy A systemic review