When French chemist, Rene Gattefosse burned his hand in a laboratory accident in the early 20th century he plunged his hand into the nearest container of water.
It happened to be a container of lavender essence. The quick pain relief, healing and lack of scaring led him to experiment with essential oils and modern aromatherapy was born.

The use of oils has been practised for thousands of years. Plant essences have been the mainstay of healing from earliest times. Today's aromatherapist will utilise that knowledge to maintain their client's health.

Why should I visit an aromatherapist? I can buy the stuff myself
Simply because much of the stuff you can buy is scent marketed in a different way. Fragrance is only a part of the therapy. A professional aromatherapist can choose from a large selection of carefully sourced, pure oils and has a thorough knowledge of their uses and individual effectiveness in treating various symptoms. When you visit an aromatherapist you are seeing someone who has studied and qualified in anatomy, physiology, and massage as well as in aromatherapy. The miss-use of oils can be detrimental in the wrong hands. An aromatherapy experience is holistic. Body and spirit are interconnected and through an aromatherapy massage harmony is encouraged between the two.