Aromatherapy Massage 90min
Aromatherapy is the art and science of helping living things toward wholeness and balance using the essential oils which can be extracted from plants.
"Aromatherapie" is the word coined by Henri Maurice Gattefosse in France in 1928 to describe the science he was beginning to explore: that of using the aromatic components of plants to facilitate healing. The story goes that Gattefosse burned his hand in his laboratory and thrust it into a container of Lavender oil; it apparently healed much more quickly than expected, and with minimal scarring.
These aromatic oils had been used for healing for millennia before Gattefosse 's dramatic experience; in fact, there are records of their use by Babylonian physicians as early as 5000 BC. Similarly, there are records in Chinese and Ayurvedic Medicine from 2000 BC, as well as passages of the Bible that speak of their healing properties. They have been part of folk medicine for millennia, but Gattefosse is acknowledged as the "father" of modern Aromatherapy because he started the process of scientific documentation of the components of essential oils and their healing abilities.