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Woman being given an aromatherapy massage. Massage calms, stimulates, relaxes tension and gives a general feeling of well being. It is also said to help lymph drainage, relieve physical and mental ailments and improve the circulation. In aromatherapy, fragrant herb & flower extracts, known as essential oils, are massaged into the skin; in this case, into the abdominal area. Alternatively, they may be inhaled or incorporated into creams or lotions; very occasionally, they are taken internally. Aromatherapists claim to be able to treat a range of disorders, particularly psychosomatic & stress-related conditions.
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