What is aromatherapy? (Tamara Mawadah A(1601460041) )
Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being. Sometimes it’s called essential oil therapy. Aromatherapy uses aromatic essential oils medicinally to improve the health of the body, mind, and spirit. It enhances both physical and emotional health.
GENERAL BENEFITS OF AROMATHERAPY (Dyah Ayu Rahmawati(1601460003))
Aromatherapy is a holistic therapy that treats the mind, body and spirit. When essential oils are applied to the body during a massage, the essential oils enter the skin through the hair follicles where they are absorbed in to the blood stream and circulated around the body.
People respond to the sense of smell on an emotional level more strongly than with any other sense. In fact, a single aroma can trigger forgotten memories and induce feelings similar to those experienced at that time.
Health benefits of aromatherapy? (Nova Rima Imani (1601460026))
Research on the effectiveness of aromatherapy — the therapeutic use of essential oils extracted from plants — is limited.
However, some studies have shown that aromatherapy might have health benefits, including:
• Relief from anxiety and depression
• Improved quality of life, particularly for people with chronic health conditions
• Improved sleep
Smaller studies suggest that aromatherapy with lavender oil may help:
• Reduce pain for people with osteoarthritis of the knee
• Improve quality of life for people with dementia
• Reduce pain for people with kidney stones
(Siti Dyah Wahyu D (1601460021) ) Essential oils used in aromatherapy are typically extracted from various parts of plants and then distilled. The highly concentrated oils may be inhaled directly or indirectly or applied to the skin through massage, lotions or bath salts. Some essential oil manufacturers have oils that can be taken internally, but research on the safety and efficacy of this method is extremely limited.
Aromatherapy is thought to work by stimulating smell receptors in the nose, which then send messages through the nervous system to the limbic system — the part of the brain that controls emotions.
Many essential oils have been shown to be safe when used as directed. However, essential oils used in aromatherapy aren’t regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.
(Tamara Mawadah A(1601460041) )When oils are applied to the skin, side effects may include allergic reactions, skin irritation and sun sensitivity. In addition, further research is needed to determine how essential oils might affect children and how the oils might affect women who are pregnant or breast-feeding, as well as how the oils might interact with medications and other treatments.
If you’re considering aromatherapy, consult your doctor and a trained aromatherapist about the possible risks and benefits.
How to use the aromatherapy ? (Nova Rima Imani (1601460026))
To get the benefit of aromatherapy , for example a candle . it just need aan easy way to use it . first , you just need to prepare the candle ,
second light the candle with the lighter.
And then you can enjoy the scent from the candle . relax and you can close your eyes.