A Little About Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine that uses volatile plant materials, known as essential oils, and other aromatic compounds for the purpose of altering a person’s mind, mood, cognitive function or health. (Wikipedia)

The term ‘aromatherapie’ was coined in 1928 by the chemist Rene Gattefosse, who researched the healing properties of essential oils, taking both their scents and their chemical properties into account.

Modern science has been slow to accept aromatherapy as a legitimate treatment, likely owing to a lack of present-day experiment and testing. However, herbal medicine has been practiced for thousands of years in countries such as India, China, Egypt, Greece and Rome. The chemical constituents and properties of popular essential oils are well-known.

We use aromatherapy at The Clinic on Jane as a complementary therapy combined with massage, choosing essential oils which are traditionally considered to be effective for specific uses. We also offer a range of bath and body products scented with essential oils – a natural alternative to artificial fragrances and harmful chemicals.

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