Aromas of natural scented oils (the complex mix of fragrant substances contained in many plants) are capable to render a powerful emotional and mental influence. Aromatherapist tasks will consist in studying the influence on a person and the influence on a course of physiological processes in an organism. Thus, aromatherapy is a science about treatment and preventive maintenance of diseases by natural aromatic substances engaged in the studying of such influence. Surprisingly, the high penetrating ability of scented oils can achieve a relaxing effect by means of simple inhalation alone.
For carrying out the sessions of aromatherapy, aromatic lamps are used. They are supplied with the source of heat which provides evaporation of scented oil. There is a capacity for water where some drops of scented oil are added. As it heats, the scented oil evaporates and is odor will pass throughout a home.
Many doctors recommend that young children inhale aromatic oils at an early age. The theory is that in a human brain, the centers for sense-of-smell are located near the centers responsible for emotional development. Therefore, inhalation of aromatic oils promotes development of emotional spheres that in turn helps in the development of intelligence.
For a long time it was noticed that the inhalation of fragrant substances renders a certain physiological influence upon the person. Smells can change the force of muscles, a rhythm of breath and pulse, to affect sight and hearing. For example, sweet and bitter increases serviceability. And mint, pink and citric fragrant oils on the contrary, reduce gas. Unpleasant smells speed up and deepen breath. Repellent smells raise a blood pressure, and pleasant odors reduce it. All this is a part of studying and practical use of aromatherapist tasks.
In Ancient Rome and in other countries of the East for "adjustment of mind", stimulating aromas of laurels and a carnation were widely used. During the Renaissance, sniffing tobacco was considered as means of "clearing up the mind".
Smells can influence people differently. For example, the smell of truffles caused inflow of inspiration in Byron. "Oak" scent is considered a tool that reduces arterial pressure and "Pine" can help cure chronic bronchitis.
Aroma of "a mint grass" (lily of the valley) positively influences the heart; a dandelion helps to get rid of weariness; aroma of a plantain is used as expectorate; a juniper is said to cure malaria, and rheumatism. On the other hand, needles of a fir tree can cure a cold it is said. The nose actively influences the work of the brain and through it aromas influence the organism as a whole.
Aromatherapist tasks open before us the knowledge that not only everything in our world has a smell but also each person smells in his own way. During a life this smell varies: from the baby who smells a mother's milk, to the old man who can hardly smell at all. In general all smells are different.
The smell of a person can depend on many factors: nationality, age, residence, a state of health and even diet. For example, if in a diet; a person consumes a lot of fatty foods; he or she will actually smell stronger. So, Japanese smell just less because they use a few fat products. Most northern peoples have strong smelling odors to their skin. It is a result of an abundance of meat and fats. During an examination, an aromatherapist should find out all of a person's peculiarities, select correct oils, then calm and relax client.
Aromatherapist tasks appear to be a studying of aromatic plants which has the big theoretical and practical value. Smells play a huge role in the biosphere and in particular in communications of live organisms. We live in the world of the diversified smells.