The Aromatherapy Session (4)

You start you aromatherapy session by having a discussion on your medical history and any personal issues that may be affecting you. It is highly important that you are thorough and specific in disclosing the medical history, which includes illnesses, injuries, and allergies. Remember that aromatherapists cannot make a medical diagnosis because they aren’t trained to do so. But they can give you advice on a course of aromatherapy treatment.

Your aromatherapist will usually select and blend different essential oils, dilute them in a carrier oil, then massage them into your skin. A carrier oil is usually an oil extracted from nuts and seeds. They may also prepare products for you to use at home, such as oils to put in a diffuser or a cream.

 

An aromatherapy session should last for around an hour to an hour and a half. You might find that one session is enough or you may want to continue with regular treatments.
Сoming away from an aromatherapy session, you can expect to feel more relaxed than you were before the session. The essential oils used in the session do have the “magical” ability to soothe weary muscles, minds and spirits. Aromatherapy is a gentle, non-invasive form of holistic therapy you will most likely thoroughly enjoy.

The History of Aromatherapy (3)

Aromatic oils have been a part of human history for more than 3,500 years BC and appear with regularity throughout all major civilisations down the ages, with uses ranging from religious ritual, food flavouring, medicines, perfumery and the masking of bad odours. It is impossible to date exactly when plants were first used medicinally, since such a development would have taken place over thousands of years.

Prior to modern-day scientific tests, the properties of different plants would have been discovered very much through trial and error, and by observing animals instinctive knowledge about which plants to eat when sick.

The Chinese may have been one of the first cultures to use aromatic plants for well-being. Their practices involved burning incense to help create harmony and balance.

Historians believe the Chinese ‘Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine’ was written around 2600 B.C.E.

This book contains information on the medical uses and properties of more than 300 different plants. This comes long before the Egyptian knowledge of plant-based medicines. This text is also the most complete ancient record we have of how our ancestors used aromatherapy in their lives.

China was also part of the herbs and spices trade. Frankincense and myrrh were the most sought-after plants of the time. Because of the high demand and the limited supply, they were as valuable as gems and precious metals.

Later, the Egyptians invented a rudimentary distillation machine that allowed for the crude extraction of cedarwood oil.
The Egyptians loved to use simple fragrances in their daily lives and did so at every opportunity. After bathing, women would anoint their bodies with oil to protect them from the drying effects of the baking sun and to rejuvenate their skin.
Cleopatra, it is said, used essential oils in her rooms and on her clothes to seduce Mark Anthony.

The earliest known Greek physician was Asclepius who practiced around 1200 BC combining the use of herbs and surgery with previously unrivalled skill.

In 1597 John Gerard published ‘ Herball, or General Historie of Plantes’ which is now considered a herbal classic. Gerards book proved highly influential, and the apothecaries which had previously only sold the medicines prescribed by doctors, began to to prepare and compound their own medicines too. New style apothecaries that dispensed medicines and attended to the patient began appearing throughout England.

In the 1920s Rene Maurice Gattefasse, a French chemist, burnt his arm while making fragrance and immediately plunged it into a jug of lavender oil. To his amazement the pain was less than expected and the blistering was greatly reduced.
The healing process was faster and he was left with little scarring. He was so impressed that he devoted the rest of his life to researching the healing properties of essential oils and he christened it Aromatherapy.

Benefits of aromatherapy (2)

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:

• manage pain
• improve sleep quality
• reduce stress, agitation, and anxiety
• soothe sore joints
• treat headaches and migraines
• alleviate side effects of chemotherapy
• ease discomforts of labor
• fight bacteria, virus, or fungus
• improve digestion
• boost immunity

Essential oils have a very positive effect on blood circulation playing an important part in bringing nutrients and oxygen to the tissues and stimulating the lymphatic system to dispose of waste products.

Essential oils have a very powerful effect on the body and mind. It takes approximately four seconds for an essential oil to reach the brain through the sense of smell and four minutes to be absorbed into the blood stream through the skin. Essential oils have an affinity with the skin’s natural oils allowing this rapid absorption. They enter and leave the body very efficiently leaving no toxic residue behind. They are excreted through the normal bodily functions.

What is aromatherapy? (1)

Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that uses 100% pure and natural plant extracts containing no additives to promote health and well-being. Sometimes it’s called essential oil therapy.
Essential oils are pure concentrated extracts distilled from plants, which contain pheromones, antibiotics and cell regeneration agents that energise, protect and nourish. They are revered both for their aroma and their therapeutic value, hence the word Aromatherapy. The use of only 100% pure and natural essential oils allows the medicinal qualities of the oil to have a natural effect on the emotions.
The effect is experienced through the sense of smell which is linked to the deepest parts of the brain governed by your basic instincts, thoughts and emotions. On a physical level, essential oils help to ease muscular aches and pains, improve circulation, ease sinus congestion and act as a strong antioxidant.

Other than receiving aromatherapy treatments, you can use essential oils in any number of ways with products such as these:

  • diffusers
  • aromatic spritzers
  • inhalers
  • bathing salts
  • body oils, creams, or lotions for massage or topical application
  • facial steamers
  • hot and cold compresses
  • clay masks


Aromatherapy is thought of as both an art and a science. Recently, aromatherapy has gained more recognition in the fields of science and medicine.

Reiki for Harmony & Balance

Reiki is an effective, non invasive energy healing modality that enhances the body’s natural healing ability whilst energising and promoting overall wellness. Reiki works directly on restoring balance on all levels and works directly on the problem and condition instead of just masking or relieving symptoms.

When we chat about balance, we mean mental and emotional balance, left and right brain, masculine and feminine, labelling things as good or bad, positive or negative etc.

This distant Reiki session is intended to promote harmony and balance.

Take a comfortable position laying or sitting with your eyes closed. Open yourself up to receive the Reiki session by saying silently “I take this Reiki session from Iris here and now for my highest good”. 

Play this healing session as often as you need, there are no boundaries to Reiki energy, it will work anytime, anywhere.

PLEASE NOTE:

Reiki healing does not take the place of conventional medicine. It does not replace the advice of a qualified medical practitioner. Always consult a GP for an acute or infectious condition, and problems of an urgent nature. Also continue with your prescribed medication.

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Reiki to Strengthen Immune System

Our amazing immune system protects us from infections like viruses, bacteria, and fungi through highly complex and adaptive processes. A healthy immune system responds quickly and appropriately to threats like infections.

Regular Reiki sessions can aid your body to get rid of all the harmful toxins thus building the immune system. Most people remain in a constant stress-responsive fight mode that it upsets their body’s natural balance and immunity thereby leaving them more susceptible to diseases. Their bodies factually forget how to reinstate the balance. Reiki can play an important role in reminding the body to shift to self-healing state which may help it to intensify its natural defence systems.

This distant Reiki session is intended to to strengthen immune system.

Take a comfortable position laying or sitting with your eyes closed. Open yourself up to receive the Reiki session by saying silently “I take this Reiki session from Iris here and now for my highest good”. 

Play this healing session as often as you need, there are no boundaries to Reiki energy, it will work anytime, anywhere.

PLEASE NOTE:

Reiki healing does not take the place of conventional medicine. It does not replace the advice of a qualified medical practitioner. Always consult a GP for an acute or infectious condition, and problems of an urgent nature. Also continue with your prescribed medication.

If you need your personal Distant Reiki Session BOOK HERE

Reiki to Release Tension

One of the primary benefits of a Reiki session is relaxation. When we relax, our muscles become less tense, and our blood pressure, heart and respiratory rate become lower. Reiki works to help you achieve a deep state of mental and physiological rest.

After a Reiki session, people often report less pain, better mental clarity, feelings of calm, and a generalized sense of well-being.

This distant Reiki session is intended to release tension.

Take a comfortable position laying or sitting with your eyes closed. Open yourself up to receive the Reiki session by saying silently “I take this Reiki session from Iris here and now for my highest good”. 

Play this healing session as often as you need, there are no boundaries to Reiki energy, it will work anytime, anywhere.

PLEASE NOTE:

Reiki healing does not take the place of conventional medicine. It does not replace the advice of a qualified medical practitioner. Always consult a GP for an acute or infectious condition, and problems of an urgent nature. Also continue with your prescribed medication.

If you need your personal Distant Reiki Session BOOK HERE

The Five Reiki Principles

The Five Reiki Principles are the spiritual tenets of Reiki. They were taught by Dr. Usui, (the founder of Usui Reiki).

The Five Reiki Principles are guidelines that everyone can live by, to promote a healthy, loving way of living.

The Five Reiki Principles are as follows:

Just for today, I will not worry.
Just for today, I will not be angry.
Just for today, I will be grateful.
Just for today, I will do my work honestly.
Just for today, I will be kind to every living thing.

Reiki for Pain Relief

This distant Reiki session is intended to relieve pain.

Take a comfortable position laying or sitting with your eyes closed. Open yourself up to receive the Reiki session by saying silently “I take this Reiki session from Iris here and now for my highest good”. Enjoy!

Play this healing session as often as you need, there are no boundaries to Reiki energy, it will work anytime, anywhere.

PLEASE NOTE:
Reiki healing does not take the place of conventional medicine. It does not replace the advice of a qualified medical practitioner. Always consult a GP for an acute or infectious condition, and problems of an urgent nature. Also continue with your prescribed medication.

If you need your personal Distant Reiki Session BOOK HERE

Can Reiki intensify symptoms?

Occasionally people experience a temporary aggravation or intensification of symptoms during or after a Reiki session. This may be as simple as a momentary feeling of discomfort at the site of an old injury or surgical scar. Such an experience resolves quickly and may be part of the body’s process of healing.

A temporary aggravation of symptoms sometimes occurs when people suffering from chronic conditions elect to receive multiple (and perhaps longer than usual) Reiki sessions in quick succession.

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In this scenario, the person initially feels better-a general improvement in wellbeing and/or relief from specific symptoms-followed by a transient period in which the recipient either feels very tired and/or the symptoms return. Traditionally, this is seen as a positive response that indicates that the body’s healing mechanisms have been stimulated and the body is actively engaged in a healing process. A hallmark of this process is that the client is not anxious about the return of symptoms, but intuits that this is simply the body doing what it needs to do.

Continuing Reiki through this period brings comfort, reduces symptoms, and speeds the return of wellbeing. However, if there is any doubt, it is important to seek out whatever medical advice or health care is deemed appropriate.

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