Your aromatherapist will have a detailed consultation with your prior to starting any session. They will want to know your medical history, diet, any health issues, allergies and aversions. It is important they gain this information so they can best tailor the session to your needs.
If your complementary therapy is massage, a carrier oil using the essential oil/s will be used. A carrier oil will dilute the essential oil. Pure essential oils are often too potent for our skin. The carrier oil will also assist the essential oil work into your skin for optimum healing benefits.
Essential oils may also be inhaled using an oil burner. Smelling essential oils is the fastest way of the body absorbing the healing benefits. Your sense of smell is the closest of your senses to your brain. Because of this, burning essentials oils have been known to have speedy remedies to your ailments such as colds, flu, headaches, insomnia and depression or even increasing or suppressing appetite.