What is Aromatherapy?

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Aromatherapy is a holistic healing approach that uses the power of scents to promote overall wellbeing. This practice has been used for thousands of years in various cultures, and it continues to gain popularity today. Dawn Kendall Wellness has recently added Aromatherapy massages to the list of treatments offered, so let’s explore what aromatherapy is, how it works, and the benefits of using essential oils.

What is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is a complementary therapy that uses natural plant extracts, known as essential oils, to improve physical and emotional health. The oils are extracted from different parts of the plant, such as the flowers, leaves, stems, and roots. Each essential oil has its unique aroma and therapeutic properties, which can help to promote relaxation, boost energy levels, improve mood, and alleviate various health conditions.

How does Aromatherapy work?

When we inhale essential oils, the scent molecules travel through the olfactory system and into the brain. The olfactory system is responsible for our sense of smell and is directly connected to the limbic system, which controls our emotions and memory. As the scent molecules stimulate the limbic system, they can have a profound effect on our emotions and wellbeing.

Additionally, essential oils can be absorbed through the skin, where they enter the bloodstream and have a systemic effect on the body. This is why at Dawn Kendall Wellness we create customised blends added to carrier oils for the use during massage.


Benefits of Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy can be used to treat a wide range of health conditions, including:


While aromatherapy is generally considered safe, there are some precautions to keep in mind:


Aromatherapy is a natural, safe, and effective way to promote overall wellbeing. Whether you’re looking to reduce stress, improve sleep, or alleviate pain, there’s an essential oil that can help. However, it’s essential to use essential oils safely and under the guidance of a healthcare professional, particularly if you have a pre-existing medical condition or are pregnant. With the right precautions, aromatherapy can be a powerful tool for improving your physical and emotional health.

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