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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


aromatherapist  listen  (uh-ROH-muh-THAYR-uh-pist)

  A person who practices a type of complementary medicine called aromatherapy. This therapy uses plant oils that give off strong, pleasant smells to promote relaxation and a sense of well-being. The plant oils are usually inhaled or put on the skin using wet cloths, baths, or massage.