In 2016, Ariel took a clinical aromatherapy course and has found great enjoyment in incorporating essential oils into what she offers at Health & Harmony. There are a variety of products available for sale, or you can add a new dimension to your massage by adding Custom Aromatherapy.
Essential Oils are the volatile essences of the aromatic substances found in various plant material (flowers, leaves, bark, etc.). They are highly concentrated, complex mixtures of individual chemical constituents, the precise nature of which determines the therapeutic and fragrant properties of the specific essential oil. The majority of essential oils are produced through steam distillation, with the major exception being citrus oils, which are cold pressed from the rinds. Essential oils have been used for centuries for their healing properties and aromas. You can find a short history here.
With topical application such as an aromatherapy massage, lotion or rollerball blend, essential oils affect the mind and body in two main ways, though our sense of smell (olfactory system) and absorption into the skin.