Synopses & Reviews
Among the profusion of books on aromatherapy available today andlt;iandgt;The Encyclopedia of Aromatherapyandlt;/iandgt; is the first to explore the many aspects of this healing art in a single, up-to-date, illustrated volume. The author discusses all things aromatic, from essential oils to garden plants, with recipes for blending essential oils and practical tips for creating perfumes and beauty products. The numerous therapeutic uses of aromatherapy are applied to 10 major systems of the body with specific remedies given for more than 70 ailments. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Color photographs illustrate step-by-step a full-body aromatherapy massage, accompanied by specific advice on massaging pregnant women, babies, children, and elderly people. There is also a helpful section concerning sports injuries. Useful for the beginner, this comprehensive reference is an invaluable addition to the library of the serious student and professional practitioner of aromatherapy.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;The Encyclopedia of Aromatherapyandlt;/iandgt; offers the most elegantly comprehensive package on the whole art and science of aromatherapy written to date. It deservedly takes its place among the small handful of indispensable reference books on this fascinating therapy
This comprehensive book explores the multifaceted aspects of aromatherapy in a single, extensively illustrated volume. The work discusses all things aromatic, from essential oils to garden plants. It includes recipes for blending oils and practical and inspiring tips for readers to develop their own intuitive senses. 75 color, 19 b&w illustrations.
The Encyclopedia of Aromatherapyexplores the many aspects of this healing art in a single, up-to-date, full-color volume. This comprehensive reference is an invaluable addition to the library of anyone interested in aromatherapy, whether beginner or professional.
About the Author
Chrissie Wildwood is a holistic practitioner of aromatherapy and one of Great Britain's leading writers on the subject. She is the author of andlt;Iandgt;Creating Your Own Perfumesandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;Creative Aromatherapyandlt;/Iandgt;, and andlt;Iandgt;Sensual Aromatherapyandlt;/Iandgt;. She has made numerous television and radio appearances and regularly writes articles for a number of health magazines.
Table of Contents
andlt;bandgt;The Encyclopedia of Aromatherapyandlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;Acknowledgmentsandlt;BRandgt; Forwardandlt;BRandgt; Introductionandlt;BRandgt;andlt;/iandgt; andlt;bandgt;Part 1 Basic Principlesandlt;BRandgt; andlt;/bandgt;1 A Brief History of Aromaticsandlt;BRandgt; 2 The Essence of Aromatherapyandlt;BRandgt; 3 Capturing Essential Oilsandlt;BRandgt; 4 Essential Oil Safetyandlt;BRandgt; 5 Apprenticed to Aromatherapyandlt;BRandgt; 6 Creative Therapeutic Blendingandlt;BRandgt; andlt;bandgt;Part 2 Aromatherapeuticsandlt;BRandgt; andlt;/bandgt;7 Before You Begin Home Treatmentsandlt;BRandgt; 8 The Skinandlt;BRandgt; 9 The Respiratory Systemandlt;BRandgt; 10 The Hearth and Circulatory Systemandlt;BRandgt; 11 The Digestive Systemandlt;BRandgt; 12 The Urinary Systemandlt;BRandgt; 13 The Muscular and Skeletal Systemandlt;BRandgt; 14 The Endocrine Systemandlt;BRandgt; 15 The Nervous Systemandlt;BRandgt; 16 The Immune Systemandlt;BRandgt; 17 The Female Reproductive Systemandlt;BRandgt; 18 Aromatherapy for Babies and Childrenandlt;BRandgt; andlt;bandgt;Part 3 Body, Mind and Soulandlt;BRandgt; andlt;/bandgt;19 Nurturing Your Whole Beingandlt;BRandgt; 20 Developing Your Healing Potentialandlt;BRandgt; 21 Scents of Mystery and Imaginationandlt;BRandgt; andlt;bandgt;Part 4 Massageandlt;BRandgt; andlt;/bandgt;22 The Healing Art of Massageandlt;BRandgt; 23 Sport Massageandlt;BRandgt; 24 Maternity, Babies and Childrenandlt;BRandgt; 25 Aromatherapy Massage for Loversandlt;BRandgt; andlt;bandgt;Part 5 Aesthetic Aromatherapyandlt;BRandgt; andlt;/bandgt;26 Aromatic Beauty Careandlt;BRandgt; 27 Create Your Own Perfumesandlt;BRandgt; andlt;bandgt;Part 6 Home and Gardenandlt;BRandgt; andlt;/bandgt;28 Home Sweet Homeandlt;BRandgt; 29 The Aromatic Petandlt;BRandgt; 30 The Aromatherapeutic Gardenandlt;BRandgt; andlt;bandgt;Part 7 Aromatic Profilesandlt;BRandgt; andlt;/bandgt;31 Guide to Aromatic Profilesandlt;BRandgt; andlt;iandgt;Glossary of Medical Termsandlt;BRandgt; Suggested Readingandlt;BRandgt; Useful Addressesandlt;BRandgt; General Glossaryandlt;BRandgt; Bibliographyandlt;BRandgt; Index