Archive for the ‘Aromatherapy’ Category

Aromatherapy oils to try now

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

From soothing scents to energising aromas – keep reading for your essential guide to essential oils. Aromatherapy harnesses the power of essential oils to help improve mental and physical well-being. If you are new to the practice or simply want to know which oils to try first, take a look at the following guide: Soothing: read more »

Complementary therapy gains steam in palliative care

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

With 90% of individuals confirming they would consider complementary therapy to help manage symptoms of terminal illness, Therapy Directory speak to two professional therapists to find out why so many people are now taking a holistic approach to help them face their biggest health challenges.

Help build your self-confidence naturally

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Start the New Year with a spring in your step by improving your self-confidence (the natural way). If low self-confidence is a problem you are keen to tackle in 2014, there are a few tricks you can use to help yourself. Take a look at the following tips to help you knock self-doubt on its read more »

Study shows aromatherapy may help prevent hair loss

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Researchers in Scotland have found that aromatherapy (the use of essential plant oils) could be used to safely treat stress-related hair loss. Stress-related hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia areata, happens when hair falls out of the scalp leaving temporary bald patches. While the condition is temporary, it can have an impact on emotional well-being read more »

Benefits of aromatherapy

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

Commonly used as a relaxation technique, aromatherapy has a range of other health benefits too. The National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy has defined aromatherapy as “the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit.” The therapy uses essential oils taken read more »

8 ways to reduce anxiety now

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Beating anxiety can be hard, but these easy to adopt habits should help to reduce symptoms. Not being able to sleep, a racing heart and that sinking feeling in the pit of you stomach are all symptoms of anxiety. Introducing a few easy habits every day will go a long way to reducing these feelings read more »

92% of People Want More CAM Available on NHS, Reveals Therapy Directory

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Online network Therapy Directory recently asked the public if complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) should be made free on the NHS. The overall response was that yes – free CAM should be made widespread to prevent illness, speed up NHS waiting times and step in when orthodox medicine comes up short. The proper mix of read more »

So that’s why we’re so tense – survey suggests Brits spend days off doing chores

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

It’s January – the festivities of Christmas are long gone, payday is somehow still not here, we’re all feeling the anti-climax and we’re not even close to the end of all this bad weather. Is it time to treat ourselves to a day off work for a little recuperation time? Unfortunately, taking a day off read more »

Tips for dealing with chronic pain

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Nearly 10 million people suffer chronic pain (pain lasting more than 12 weeks) in the UK. However, according to the Pain Proposal launched last year, it takes an average of three years to wait for a diagnosis, and an additional three years for adequate pain management. These statistics are all the more concerning for the read more »

Aromatherapy for dogs?

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

We all know how relaxing an hour or so of soothing massage can be – especially when the therapist throws therapeutic aromatherapy oils into the mix…but what about aromatherapy for dogs? That’s what one aromatherapy practitioner from Minnesota, US, set out to discover. After working in an animal rescue home and seeing first-hand the levels read more »