A wide range of conditions could benefit from aromatherapy and it is especially beneficial for long-term chronic conditions.
Aromatherapy can help to relieve the pain in limbs, muscles and joints due to arthritic or rheumatic disorders like Fibromyalgia.
It is also known to be of great benefit in relieving stress, anxiety, insomnia and depression which people with chronic pain suffer from.
When the oils are rubbed or massaged into the skin, it can help permeate the pores and hair follicles, which then goes into the blood vessels and around the body.
Simple, gentle stroking movements help release tense muscles, but ‘always’ use a fully qualified massage therapist to apply the oils.
A good website for some oils for Christmas gifts is http://www.reallyrelaxing.co.uk/essential_oils_pl24_0.html