Aromatherapy Whilst Aromatherapy may be unknown by that name in China the healing properties of Essential Oils and aromatic plants have been well known for almost 5000 years and their use has been linked to various Chinese bodywork techniques. According to Chinese herbal energetics some herbs have ascending actions whilst some descend. Some invigorate whilst others sedate. Some herbs move to the body’s surface or the extremities whilst others penetrate deeply to affect organ function. Western Aromatherapists have long appreciated the uplifting, calming, sedating and stimulating qualities of Essential Oils and are now starting to adopt many Chinese theoretical concepts. At Chisense we use Aromatherapy mainly to soothe the body, mind and soul and to encourage the cultivation of much-needed Yin energy to counter the dominance of Yang in our client’s increasingly stressful lives.