By Diana Forbes
Studies have shown that massage can be beneficial for children with diabetes. A great source for aromatherapy and other related products is a company called Vtae. Their massage oils and lotions are both soothing and have scents that are not overwhelming and won't leave your kids smelling like Aunt Edna.
Aromatherapy's oldest traditions are rooted in the physical healing of the body. For thousands of years, the ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Chinese and others have used plant extracts to heal the body. Results were tested over many centuries through trial and error. Recently, scientists with modern medical technologies have discovered some of the active plant ingredients and have confirmed the effectiveness of those ancient remedies. Medical doctors and hospitals use essential oils in alternative treatment regimes.
Try the Peppermint massage oil for a refreshing, soothing and clean scent. Also, for babies, try the "Night, Night" massage oil with a beautiful mix of pecan, sesame, carrotseed and rose hip oils. In a word, heavenly!
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Last Updated: Thursday November 23, 2006 12:57:54
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