Aromatherapy School and the Teachings on Essential Oils

December 19, 2010 by  
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Aromatherapy has been around (although not by this name) for thousands of years; Asia cultures have long been using the secrets this form of effective alternative medicine keeps in order to treat people of various conditions and to improve their state of mind. If you want to learn as much as you can on aromatherapy, however, you could use the benefits of going to an aromatherapy school.

An aromatherapy school will teach you everything you need to know about this complementary therapy, which uses herbal extracts and essential oils made up of natural extracts (form leaves, tree barks, flowers, roots etc.). These extracts have different healing powers, and are therefore used for different purposes.

Aromatherapy oils are frequently used for massage, because they have a double role. People use them because they get through the skin, into the blood stream and ease pain, while at the same time rejuvenating skin cells and helping improve circulation; another role which is equally important is that of the scent, which is actually extremely efficient in improving your mental health and helping you relax, while relieving you of all the stress you have accumulated.

One of the first lessons students probably learn about aromatherapy is a little bit of history about it; and one of the main steps in the history of this kind of alternative medicine is how massage therapy was discovered. Basically, aromatherapy came to be what it is today thanks to a French chemist who, in the 1920s, discovered by accident the healing properties of lavender oil.

The scientist had a quite unfortunate accident, as wile he was working in his laboratory, his arm caught fire. While attempting to put out the fire, he submerged his arm into a recipient of lavender oil. He found that the natural extract of lavender helped his wounds heal without leaving any scars or visible signs of the accident.

The French chemist spent the rest of his life researching the healing powers of essential oils and various plant extracts, because he became fascinated with his discoveries. This is how aromatherapy was born, as a form of medicine.

Nowadays, there is an array of products used in aromatherapy, such as scented candles, essential oils, creams, lotions and even medicine that can be ingested. Students will learn very useful things in an aromatherapy school, such as what essential oils are used for and which are the major properties of each of the existing aromatherapy products.

Although some doctors do not encourage the use of aromatherapy products, it is still seen by most scientists as a very effective form of treatment.

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