What is Aromatherapy by Margaret Castenmiller

Historically Aromatherapy has been used for thousands of years for healing and spiritual rituals. It's many uses has been a sacred practice in most traditional cultures including Persian, Hebrew, Mayan, Greek, Egyptian and Chinese.

Today, Aromatherapy is a very active movement in Europe, especially in France where it is now a recognized medicine reimbursed by medical insurance.

Plants from all over the world contain useful essential oils. These highly volatile oily substances, to which the plant owes its perfume and flavor,      are present between the cells and act as plant hormones, regulators,          and catalysts. They may be considered as representing the vital elements   or life force within the plant. Extraction methods are of utmost importance with purity being imperative in order to obtain good therapeutic results.

Breathing in these essentials oils and applying them directly on the skin is what gets the required results.

Aromatherapy requires an extremely high quality of essential oils. Synthetic substances cannot replace the real product. There are hundreds of chemical components in essential oils. Most of them are in minute quantities, and yet it is the precise combinations and ratios of elements which render each oil powerful.

Aromatherapy is offered at Lassthetic Salon  in different treatments;     facials, pedicures, manicures, body wraps, body and back massages and in diffusers. They offer a large variety of Aromatherapy products, diffusers, books, oils and blends.

We are very happy to have Julie Jenn as our Aromatherapist.  She is fully qualified in England and is able to create "your own special personalized blend" for what ever ailment or need.                                    Julie is at the Salon on Saturdays and is always willing to help or give you advise. Please do not hesitate to ask us.


Some of the Essential Oils and Their Uses:

Basil: a nerve tonic..for insomnia, congestion and colds

Clove Oil: an antiseptic used for toothaches, wounds and respiratory infections.

Eucalyptus Oil: clears respiratory passages, good for skin infections

Frankincense: for all catarrh conditions, ulcers, boils, skin care, and laryngitis
Geranium: calming effect on the nervous system, kidney stones, skin care

Lemon: counteracts stomach acidity, powerful bactericide

Orange Oil: sedative, slightly hypnotic, indicated for cardiac spasms

Peppermint: headaches and vomiting, fevers and colds

Tea Tree Oil: antiseptic, healing soothing and antibacterial

Lavender Oil: one of the most versatile oils. It is very effective in reducing pain, head aches, scarring, burns. It works well for relaxation, soothing, anti-septic, anti-depressant and is a good insect repellant.




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