I've just become a 6 week case study for an aromatherapy student at the local College. I wasn't sure that they would actually go ahead with it because of the COPD. The student took advice from the lecturer who, in turn, came and spoke to me. She has chosen a blend of oils which include eucalyptus, rosemary and black pepper, amongst others.
The lecturer said that she had dealt with COPD clients before and that the blend can help loosen mucous and 'energise' you. I was a bit concerned about whether aromatherapy would be a like using air freshner, hair spray, deodorant and perfume. However, she said that it was the chemical components in these which caused the problems.
Anyway, the first session consisted of the consultation and a quick 15 minute massage. Roll on next week when the massage will be the full hour! It was fabulous.
I'll keep you posted on how it goes. My next treatment is next Thursday.