Aromatherapy - Benefits & Explanation
The origins of aromatherapy date back thousands of years.
Essential oils which are the pure "essence" of a plant, have been found to provide both psychological and physical benefits when used correctly and safely. Please note that these oils are different to perfume oils. True aromatherapy oils are 100% natural and do not contain any chemicals unlike perfumed products. Raphael`s range of skincare creams and lotions are also rich in organic ingredients.
Aromatherapy-based products work on several levels. Firstly the aroma itself may offer both psychological and physical benefits as the essential oils stimulate the brain. The quickest way of drawing essential oils into the system is by inhalation through the nose. The vapour molecules then reach the hypothalamus and limbic portions of the brain. This part of the brain is the seat of the emotions, which explains why certain smells affect our moods and stir our memories profoundly. Neuro-chemicals are then released which are passed on by the nervous system to the rest of the body.
In addition aromatherapy products which are applied to the skin are absorbed through the skin into the blood stream. The same is true of other preparations which are put on the skin. It is for this reason that many people are turning to 100% natural skincare products like Raphael. It is believed that chemicals in skincare products can be absorbed into the body which is a growing concern. Raphael Aromatherapy skincare products are rich in organic and natural ingredients.
There are many different essential oils and it is believed that each one offer particular benefits. For example frankincense gives new life to ageing skin and reputedly helps to smooth out wrinkles for a real tonic to the skin. It is also beneficial to the mind as it slows down breathing, producing a calm feeling. This tends to bring about an alleviating and soothing effect on the mind.
Raphael Aromatherapy host talks and aromatherapy demonstrations in the Swansea region of South Wales to interested groups such as W.I.. Please contact us if you are interested!
We also offer Raphael Aromatherapy Holistic Therapies which include reiki, aromatherapy, Indian Head Massage and reflexology. Please ring for details.