Scientific Sessions


The practice of aromatherapy involves using fragrant substances like essential oils and aroma compounds to improve physical and psychological well-being. Aromatherapy is considered a form of complementary or alternative medicine, with the former meaning that it is used alongside conventional treatments, and the latter indicating that it is used as an alternative to evidence-based treatments. Aromatherapists, who are experts in this practice, create blends of essential oils that can be applied topically, inhaled, or dissolved in water. These oils are believed to affect the limbic system, a part of the brain involved in emotions, to induce beneficial changes in the body and mind. Aromatherapy massages allow the essential oil molecules to be absorbed through the skin or inhaled, providing the desired effects.