Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils, extracted from pure plant material, to improve physical and emotional well-being. These oils possess distinctive therapeutic properties, which can be utilised to improve health and prevent disease. These natural plant oils are applied in a variety of ways but most commonly through massage where the oils can be used to enhance treatment or as a treatment in itself. Aromatherapy is an especially effective treatment for stress-related problems and various chronic conditions but it can also simply be an invigorating indulgence.