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¢ caring professional relationship between the rapist and the client + the powerful influence that olfaction has on the ANS memory and emotion The benefits of essential oils and massage have been widely researched and documented. Farrow investigated the physical and psychological benefits of massage using 30 patients at St Mary's Hospital, London. The observed effects of the massage treat- ment included: + reduction of pain levels + reduction of anxiety + reduction of muscle spasm and tension + improved wellbeing and self-worth.’ In treating conditions associated with the nervous system the following properties of the essential oils are considered useful: Analgesics Analgesics provide relief from pain and can be used for the treatment of headaches and migraines. Essential oils that are analgesic include cajeput, eucalyptus, lavender, spike lavender, sweet mar- joram, peppermint, rosemary and thyme. Antidepressants Essential oils such as basil, bergamot, clary sage, lavender, lemon, geranium, jasmine, neroli, rose otto and absolute, sandalwood and ylang ylang can be used to alleviate depression. Antispasmodics Fssential oils such as Roman chamomile, clary lavender, sweet marjoram and yarrow help prevent or alleviate spasms or convulsions and may tx al for treating headaches, migraines and uscular spasms caused by nervous tension, Nervines Nenvines ork to tone and strengthen the nerves. There pes of nervines — stimulant ervines and sedative nervines, Stim es strengthen the nervous system in cases of shock, stress or ner Some excellent nerve tonics ca root, basil, clary sage, juniper bern vetiver, rosemary and peppermint Sedative nen tension. Some exce' Roman chamomile marjoram, neroli. sandal ip alleviate stress and ine relaxants include bergamot javender ood and valerian. sweet 480 - The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy Soporifics Essential oils such as lavender, sweet marjoram and. valerian help to induce sleep. Associated Conditions Anxiety o Useful Oils + basil - bergamot - Virginian cedarwood + Roman chamomile « cypress «frankincense + jasmine absolute « lavender + lemon « lime + sweet marjoram + neroli - melissa + palmerosa + patchouli « rose + rosewood + sandalwood er ylang ylang * sweet orange Definition Anxiety is an uncomfortable inner feeling of fear or imminent disaster, It has been defined as: Generalised and persistent ansiety or anxious mood which cannot be associated with, or is disproporsion- avely large in response to a specific psychological str stimulus or event. Clinical Features Anxiety is a normal human emotion and most of us experience some degree of anxiety in our lives as « normal reaction to stress or misfortune, However some people are constantly anxious to the exten: that it is abnormal and interferes with their lives They suffer from an anxiety disorder, a problem that affects 510% of the population." Anxiety disorders are generally classified in the following categories + generalised anxiety disorder + panic disorder, with or without agoraphobia + phobia disorder, including social phobia * obsessive compulsive disorder + post-traumatic stress disorder. Generalised anxiety comprises excessive anxiety and worry about various life circumstances and is not related to a specific activity, time or event such as trauma, obsessions or phobias." Clinical features include: + persistent unrealistic and excessive anxiety + worry about two or more life circumstances for 6 months or longer."” The diagnostic criteria for generalised anxiety disorder are three or more of: + invitability + restless, ‘keyed up’ or ‘on edge” + easily fatigued + difficulty concentrating or ‘mind going blank”