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Aromatherapy

What is aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy means "treatment using scents". It is a holistic treatment using pleasant botanical oils such as lavender, rose or chamomile, when inhaled, can have a soothing, relaxing and comforting effect on the body. As a result, they are useful in labor to help alleviate fatigue and anxiety and promote relaxation.

How is it done? 

At Heywood, we have an assortment of different scents for you to choose from. The oil of your preference is placed in a diffuser which scents the entire room and provides you with the benefits as described above.