Ancient healers used fragrant oils to enhance moods, adjust emotions and uplift the soul. Fragrances enjoy direct access and beneficial effect to the psyche. Smell memories are vivid and can last a lifetime. The synthesis of soothing strokes and scented oils is so narcotic, even the most uptight individuals seems to succumb. Scenting the air with essences of herbs and flowers brings an element of nature into our urban existence besides the ability to improve circulation, quell anxiety, soothe inflammations and ward off infections. As an antidote to our modern day stress, aromatherapy seems hard to beat. The relaxant effect is stronger if you use essential oils with massages; it carries a pamper value which has more to do with aroma than with its therapeutic qualities.