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An Introductory Guide to Aromatherapy helps learners gain the practical and theoretical skills necessary for successful aromatherapy treatments, and its detailed list of fixed and essential oils also makes it a comprehensive reference for qualified professionals and home users alike.
Beginning with the history of aromatherapy, the key principles of plant identification, and the different methods of extracting oils, this fully-illustrated textbook goes on to provide a thorough A-Z of the origin, properties, and uses of essential oils and a practical explanation of aromatherapy massage techniques.
Also including useful information on the buying and storage of oils, as well as a chapter of sample treatment case studies, An Introductory Guide to Aromatherapy gives a perfect overview of this fascinating therapy.
- The history and origins of aromatherapy
- Essential oils and where they come from
- How aromatherapy works
- Application: buying and using oils
- A-Z of essential oils
- How to use essential oils at home
- Aromatherapy massage
- The holistic approach
- Other complementary therapies
- Case studies