Definition of aromatherapy in English:

aromatherapy

noun

  • [mass noun] The use of aromatic plant extracts and essential oils for healing and cosmetic purposes.

    • ‘They are enjoying aerobics, yoga, aromatherapy and Thai massage, plus they are getting regular health checks.’
    • ‘On returning to the UK she trained further - as a keep-fit instructor and in aromatherapy and massage.’
    • ‘It offers a range of complementary therapies such as aromatherapy massage, acupuncture, arts and crafts, drama and music.’
    • ‘Mineral oil is not used in aromatherapy because mineral oil is not a natural product.’
    • ‘Sue is now giving June a course of aromatherapy massage for relaxation purposes in her own home.’
    • ‘Using essential oils in the bath is one of the easiest ways to implement aromatherapy and its benefits.’
    • ‘My first attempt at aromatherapy, forty years later, was using lavender oil.’
    • ‘Many people find complementary therapies useful, including acupuncture, reflexology and aromatherapy.’
    • ‘Alternative therapies such as music therapy, aromatherapy and reminiscence therapy may be helpful to some people.’
    • ‘Massage, aromatherapy, breathing exercises and guided visualisations will be among the techniques explored.’
    • ‘It does a lot of spa treatments, everything from facials to aromatherapy to regular massage therapy.’
    • ‘Self-study is a wonderful method to use to begin introducing aromatherapy into your lifestyle.’
    • ‘Take your pick from a seaweed wrap, salt loofah body buff, Swedish massage, aromatherapy, mineral bath, and more.’
    • ‘There are books that deal with specific Ayurvedic therapeutics, for instance aromatherapy and natural oils.’
    • ‘These therapies include aromatherapy, reflexology and acupuncture.’
    • ‘With stress so much a part of modern life, a weekly oil massage and relaxing aromatherapy can be beneficial for children.’
    • ‘The Art of Aromatherapy was the first aromatherapy book published in English.’
    • ‘For example, aromatherapy will not cure serious illness such as cancer or AIDS.’
    • ‘The healing power of essential oils is the main attraction in aromatherapy.’
    • ‘In aromatherapy, sandalwood is used mainly for its calming effect on the nerves and for skin treatments.’

Pronunciation:

aromatherapy

/ərəʊməˈθɛrəpi/