Essential oils have therapeutic benefits at both physical and emotional level. They work on treating individual disorders, on the overall personal care, on creating a peaceful and stress-free atmosphere, on helping study and concentration.
In Italy aromatherapy is still little known, but abroad, especially in France, essential oils are often used as natural remedies.
The essences are the deepest and most ethereal part of the plant, working on a a higher and finer level than the whole plant or its extract. The different essences can have draining, decongesting, de-contracting, relaxing or otherwise stimulating effects. They also have antiseptic, digestive, diuretic, laxative, wound –healing benefits, and can also regulate the immune and hormonal system. The essential oil blends, properly used, enhance the effectiveness of the massage techniques and the shiatsu-stimulation of specific areas of the body.