Aromatherapy and Music Therapy

About Aromatherapy
The use of flowers, plants and their essences to treat mind, body and spirit is the oldest of all holistic therapies and was used by ancient civilizations in Egypt, China and India dating as far back as 6000 years ago.

Hypocrites, the "Father of Medicine", was the first to study the effects of essential oils and maintained that a daily aromatic bath and massage would promote good health.

These days, this is still excellent advice, as aromatic oils can work in a positive way on both a physical and emotional level. Emotionally, they can make you feel good by evoking pleasant memories; physically, they may help to relieve certain conditions by stimulating the immune, circulatory, or nervous systems.

Modern aromatherapy theory suggests that essential oil molecules bring about changes in the brain which can have a positive effect on body systems such as blood pressure and digestion as well as activating the limbic system (the area of the brain associated with emotions and memory), and triggering certain positive psychological effects.

Using concentrated aromatic extracts distilled from a variety of plant materials (including grasses, leaves, flowers, needles & twigs, peel of fruit, wood and roots), aromatherapy is a natural, non-invasive means to treat the whole person, and assist the body's natural ability to balance, regulate, heal and maintain itself.

About Music Therapy
Numerous research studies conducted across the world suggest that music can be used to incite a particular change in mood or behaviour. The tracks featured on the Wellness & Wellbeing CDs incorporate the accepted music therapy principle that a 60 beats per minute (BPM) tempo can lower the heart rate, encourage deep healthy breathing and promote feelings of calmness and clarity.

By combining aromatherapy and music therapy practices, Wellness & Wellbeing helps create a total atmosphere which means optimum therapeutic results are likely to be achieved.