2. Physical Relief
Discomfort and pain are expected during end-of-life transition. Although medications are helpful, over-medication leads to unpleasant side-effects which make things harder for patient and family. Everyone deserves to transition with dignity and aromatherapy can soften the impact of traditional pain management. Essential oils have proven muscle relaxing, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and other soothing properties which can ease aches, pains, and other discomfort. Aromatherapy is able to support the patient’s comfort and reduce the need for traditional medications. With quality clinical training, aromatherapy can even reduce the cost burden on Hospice providers.