aromatherapy massage

A type of complementary and alternative medicine that uses rubbing and kneading of the skin with plant oils that give off strong, pleasant aromas (smells) to promote relaxation, a sense of well-being, and healing.

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  • Aromatherapy massage — is a type of complementary and alternative medicine that uses rubbing and kneading of the skin with plant oils that give off strong, pleasant aromas (smells) to promote relaxation, a sense of well being, and healing. See also * Aromatherapy… …   Wikipedia

  • Aromatherapy — Intervention A diffuser and a bottle of essential oil. MeSH …   Wikipedia

  • Massage — therapy Massage in Frankfurt, Germany. Complementary and alternative medicine Classifications NCCAM Manipulative and body based methods …   Wikipedia

  • aromatherapy — [ə rō΄mə ther′ə pē] n. the use of aromatic oils from herbs, flowers, etc. for their supposed therapeutic effects when applied to the skin, as in massage, or when the scent is inhaled …   English World dictionary

  • Aromatherapy — A form of alternative medicine based on the use of very concentrated essential oils from the flowers, leaves, bark, branches, rind or roots of plants with purported healing properties. In aromatherapy these potent oils are mixed with a carrier… …   Medical dictionary

  • aromatherapy —    One of the most popular alternative therapies in Britain, aromatherapy is based on the use of essential oils, that is, those forming the odorous principles of plants. These are extracted and used to promote health and relaxation, to combat… …   Encyclopedia of contemporary British culture

  • aromatherapy — /euh roh meuh ther euh pee/, n. 1. the use of fragrances to affect or alter a person s mood or behavior. 2. treatment of facial skin by the application of fragrant floral and herbal substances. [1945 50] * * * Therapy using essential oils and… …   Universalium

  • aromatherapy — noun Etymology: French aromathérapie, from Latin aroma + French thérapie therapy Date: 1949 massage of the body and especially of the face with a preparation of fragrant essential oils extracted from herbs, flowers, and fruits; broadly the use of …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • aromatherapy — a|ro|ma|ther|a|py [əˌrəuməˈθerəpi US əˌrou ] n [U] a treatment that uses ↑massage (=rubbing the body) with pleasant smelling natural oils to reduce pain and make you feel well >aromatherapist n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • aromatherapy — noun (U) a treatment that uses massage (=rubbing the body) with pleasant smelling natural oils to reduce pain and make you feel well aromatherapist noun (C) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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