These new oils will be a free add on to anyone who is interested in giving aromatherapy a try.
I plan to offer three choices. One for for muscle relief, stress relief and relaxation.
I'm about to wrap up my certification from aromahead institute in clinical aromatherapy.
Aromahead institute has two schools, one in Ithaca, NY and the other in Fort Meyers, Fl. I enrolled in their online training program and have been having so much fun learning about safe and practical ways of using essential oils.
I've been making creams, lotions, salves, lip balms, facial moisturizers, aromatherapy inhalers, and body oils. I'm really excited about this because I have also learned some really helpful ways of using aromatherapy oils in my massage sessions for muscular pain and tension as well as stress relief and relaxation. I'm convinced that as soon as I start offering these oils as options during your massage, you'll see an even bigger improvement in your overall experience at Gaia Bodywork.
What is aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils from aromatic plants and carrier oils therapeutically.
Examples of essential oils that are very popular are lavender oil, rose oil, and eucalyptus oil.
Examples of a carrier oil would be olive oil, coconut oil, and sesame oil.
What are essential oils?
Essential oils come from aromatic plants. The oils are usually steam distilled but can also be cold pressed, like many citrus oils or solvent extracted which are called absolutes, from special cells or glands found in the plants. They can come from the flowers, leaves, bark, roots, and/or seeds depending on the type of plant.
The oils are then analyzed by their chemical make up to determine their therapeutic benefits.
An aromatherapist will take this information and blend the essential oils in to a carrier to make it safe to apply topically or create an inhaler for inhalation. Some aromatherapists also blend from personal intuition as well.
I plan to be selling some of my aromatherapy products by the end of the year and doing custom blends as well!
Aromatherapy, It's a science and an art.
What do you think about using essential oils during a massage?
Have you ever had an aromatherapy massage before? What is your favorite oil?
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