Aromatherapy & massage
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What are essential oils?
They are the most potent form of a plants aromatic and fragrant materials.
Not greasy or fatty
But volatile, highly concentrated complex substances which evaporate quickly leaving no stain
Works on all levels of the mind and body
Storage Dark bottles / cool place
What are the 3 processes of obtaining essential oils?
3. Solvent Extraction
What is Distillation?
Most Economical & Important method
Two types Direct or Steam
Flowers/petals/leaves placed in or on water
Vapour released & Cooled
Collected essential oil & flower / herb water
What is Expression?
Simple pressure used for citrus
Pulp & skin squeezed
What is Solvent Extraction?
Liquid solvent dissolves essential oils
Semi Solid Perfume called 'CONCRETE' (Aromatic Material) & Plant waxes
Concrete shaken with alcohol to remove wax
Resulting in a very high quality flower oil or 'ABSOLUTE'
What are the total contra-indications for Massage?
High / Low Blood Pressure
Phlebitis / Thrombosis
What are 'PARTIAL' Contra indications for Massage?
Abdomen Massage (+3 days of period)
Skin Conditions - Contageous
Lumps & Bumps
What is Epithelial Tissue?
Closely packed cells which line the organs
What is the function of Epithelial Tissue?
Protects underlying structures
What are the Functions of a cell (7)?
What are the benefits of Massage?
Blood Circulation Improved
Soothing or Stimulating
Digestive System Improved
Muscular System Relieved
Softens Fatty Tissue
Relaxes & Stress Relief
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