Anatomy and Physiology: Aromatherapy for the Lymph System

Your lymphatic system works closely with your circulatory system and performs three important roles: it helps to maintain correct fluid balance in body tissues by draining excess fluids; it absorbs fat and fat-soluble substances from the digestive tract; and it aids the body’s defence systems by filtering foreign substances such as micro-organisms from lymph fluid. … Read moreAnatomy and Physiology: Aromatherapy for the Lymph System

Anatomy and Physiology: Aromatherapy and the Circulatory System

Blood circulation is the transport system of the body. It carries oxygen from the lungs to the body cells and tissues and carries away carbon dioxide. It takes absorbed foods to the organs of digestion for assimilation and carries waste to the liver and kidneys for excretion. The circulation of blood relies on a central … Read moreAnatomy and Physiology: Aromatherapy and the Circulatory System

Anatomy and Physiology: How the Neck and Shoulders work

Anatomy of the Neck and Shoulders The neck is one of the most flexible parts of the spine, able to bend to the front and side, and, to a lesser extent, backwards, and allowing a large degree of rotation. Many muscles are needed to engineer all these movements. They range from large sheets of muscles, … Read moreAnatomy and Physiology: How the Neck and Shoulders work

Anatomy and Physiology: How the Head and Face Work

Anatomy of the Face and Head The head, particularly the face, is probably the single body region that most determines how we respond to the world around us, and because of our society’s emphasis on looks, the way in which others respond to us. The face and head contain the sense organs, the structures which … Read moreAnatomy and Physiology: How the Head and Face Work

Anatomy and Physiology: How the Skin Works

Why We Need Skin What we can see and touch of our skin is just the surface of a complex structure that carries out many functions. For instance, our skin acts as the first line of defence against harmful micro-organisms. It plays an important part in helping maintain body temperature and in balancing out levels … Read moreAnatomy and Physiology: How the Skin Works

Aromatherapy: Oils for Waking your Mind

The most common causes of mental fatigue are overwork and stress, which can make your mind feel deadened by too much stimulation. This often results from studying for exams, working long hours, a chaotic home life, or just performing repetitive tasks. Temporary Solutions Apart from taking regular breaks to avoid overworking your mind, essential oils … Read moreAromatherapy: Oils for Waking your Mind

Aromatherapy: Oils for Easing Loneliness

Many people actively seek solitude, enjoying the space to be in touch with themselves to formulate new ideas and find inner peace. Loneliness on the other hand is a state of isolation where a person is unable to be in touch with others and feels alone even when there are other people around. Benefits of … Read moreAromatherapy: Oils for Easing Loneliness

Aromatherapy: Oils for Easing Grief

Grief is a very difficult emotion to deal with. It must, however, be expressed to be resolved. The most frequent features of grief are psychological distress and anxiety, often resulting in outbursts of crying and anguish. Grief brings up feelings of loss and sometimes regret if there are issues left over that can never now … Read moreAromatherapy: Oils for Easing Grief

Aromatherapy for your Crown Chakra

Crown Chakra

The Crown Chakra is the centre of consciousness and represents your link with the divine. It oversees all the processes of the body and mind, so it is very important to keep it in balance. A blocked or under-active Crown Chakra leads to feelings of isolation and guilt, which can culminate in depression. Treating your … Read moreAromatherapy for your Crown Chakra

Aromatherapy for your Third Eye Chakra

Third Eye Chakra

Modern living leaves little room to focus on your creative faculties, causing the Third Eye Chakra to become underactive and unbalanced. Many people exhibit problems associated with a blocked Third Eye Chakra, such as mental fatigue, depression, pessimism and cynicism. Alternatively, when the Third Eye Chakra is overactive it can lead to deluded behaviour. Treating … Read moreAromatherapy for your Third Eye Chakra