This assignment will be in the form of case studies. It will follow 3 clients over a six treatment period. Each having an aromatherapy treatment. Aromatherapy oils can be used in many ways, including; body massage, through vaporisers, in a bath, by using oils neat, and by using oils in toiletries. The treatments in the assignment will be using aromatherapy through body massage, where an aromatherapy blend is made by adding drops of essential oil/s to a massage oil or cream. The treatment will start from carrying out a thorough consultation and planning a suitable treatment for each client. Next a suitable aromatherapy blend will be made, in order to attempt to benefit the client in the desired way. the client will give feedback from the previous treatment each time they receive a new one, and eventually the assignment will evaluate the treatments, if they were beneficial to the clients and in which way, and also if the client experienced anything whilst having treatments which they felt was related.
Essential oils are concentrated extracts taken from the roots, leaves, seeds, or flowers of plants. Each contains its own mix of active ingredients, and this mix determines what the oil is used for. Some oils are used to promote physical healing, for example, to treat swelling or fungal infections. Others are used for their emotional value, they may enhance relaxation or make a person feel calmer or less stressed. (Lawless, J.1998)
What is the history of aromatherapy?
Essential oils have been used for therapeutic purposes for nearly 6,000 years. The ancient Chinese, Indians, Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans used them in cosmetics, perfumes, and drugs. Essential oils were also commonly used for spiritual, therapeutic, hygienic, and ritualistic purposes. (Lawless, J. 2001)
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Client 1 is a 20 year old female. She works part time in a supermarket. Client has a 4 year old daughter and has been trying to...