Aromatherapy & massage

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mabbyloo
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Aromatherapy & massage
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2010-03-20 08:36:53
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Aroma & massage
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NVQ3 Holistic Therapy
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  1. 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
  2. What are the 3 processes of obtaining essential oils?
    1. Distillation

    2. Expression

    3. Solvent Extraction
  3. 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
  4. What is Expression?
    Simple pressure used for citrus

    Pulp & skin squeezed
  5. What is Solvent Extraction?
    Liquid solvent dissolves essential oils

    Distilled into

    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'
  6. What are the total contra-indications for Massage?
    Pregnancy

    Diabetes

    Asthma

    Heart Conditions

    High / Low Blood Pressure

    Phlebitis / Thrombosis

    Allergies

    Medication

    Epilepsy
  7. What are 'PARTIAL' Contra indications for Massage?
    Abdomen Massage (+3 days of period)

    Skin Conditions - Contageous

    Scar Tissue

    Varicous Veins

    Muscular Pain

    Lumps & Bumps
  8. What is Epithelial Tissue?
    Closely packed cells which line the organs
  9. What is the function of Epithelial Tissue?
    Protects underlying structures

    Secretion

    Absorbtion
  10. What are the Functions of a cell (7)?
    Metabolism

    Respiration

    Growth

    Excretion

    Movement

    Irritability

    Reproduction?
  11. What are the benefits of Massage?
    Blood Circulation Improved

    Soothing or Stimulating

    Lymphatic Drainage

    Digestive System Improved

    Muscular System Relieved

    Softens Fatty Tissue

    Nourishes Skin

    Relaxes & Stress Relief

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