What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapists, who specialize in the practice of aromatherapy, utilize blends of therapeutic essential oils that can be issued through topical application, massage, inhalation or water immersion to stimulate the desired response.
Aromatherapy as a medical treatment goes back to a number of ancient civilizations including the Chinese, Indians, Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans who used them in cosmetics, perfumes, and drugs.
Nature Cycles tells us that in ancient Egypt, the Priest and Priestess at the Temples of Hatha and Dendera both taught and administered the sacred science of essential oils. This knowledge which was handed down for over 5,000 years is recorded on the walls of Dendera temple. There is an outer building at Dendera temple called the Sanatorium which was used as a healing center. Holy water was mixed with essential oils, amulets, and crystals and used while bathing to relieve physical pain, mental and emotional stress.
The Greeks and later the Romans adopted this practice and carried it into the Celtic Britain and Gaul and the idea of a “spa” was born!
In 1937, the word, Aromatherapy, first appeared in print in a French book on the subject: Aromathérapie: Les Huiles Essentielles, Hormones Végétales by René-Maurice Gattefossé. Gattefossé was a chemist who claimed that he healed his badly burned hand with Lavender oil.
During World War II, a French surgeon, Dr. Jean Valnet, pioneered the medicinal uses of essential oils, which he used as antiseptics in the treatment of wounded soldiers.
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