Aromatherapy is the use of Essential Oils to facilitate
relaxation and self-healing.
Essential oils may be applied in a variety of ways,
such as evapourated into the air, massaged into
the skin, dispersed in bathwater and so on.
"Aromatherapy" as a therapy or
treatment usually refers to a body-work treatment
in which a practitioner applies a blend of Essential
oils diluted in Carrier oil(s) to the client's skin.
The most usual form of application is massage into
the skin but in some cases, diluted oils may simply
be smoothed onto the skin, or even just evapourated
gently into the air.
More about Aromatherapy:
The word 'aromatherapy' is derived from the two
words "aroma", which means fragrance,
and "therapy", which means treatment.
This word is therefore a summary of the facts that
the essential oils used in aromatherapy are fragrant,
thus detected by our sense of smell, and also that
when selected and applied appropriately they may
have therapeutic effects.