The Art of Aromatherapy Author:Robert B. Tisserand Robert Tisserand is a practicing natural therapist, and has been using essences in his treatments for the past ten years. He also uses deep massage and psychic healing. Because of teh general lack of information on aromatherapy it is a subject he has largely taught himself. Nearly two years of intensive research have gone into his book. — Twenty-... more »nine essences are described in detail, with a list of the properties of how it works and why. Tables of evaporation rates, odour intensities, ruling planets, and yin-yang qualities are included.
There is a wealth of information on making your own recipes - massage oils, bath oils, ointments, facila masques, inhalations and medcinal oils, included is an extensive chapter on massage of the face and body, with practical information on shiatsu, swedish and neuromuscular massage. There are also chapters on the use of essences in the bath, their effects on the body, their effects on the mind and emotions, and their use in skin care. The skin care chapter examines in detail how essential oils can be used to treat various types of problem skin and to what extent they have a genuinely rejuvenating effect.« less