AROMA TOUCH

 

What is the Aroma Touch Technique?  It is an essential oil application applied to the back and the feet to create a feeling of overall wellness.  It is is a clinical approach to applying essential oils along energymeridians and visceral contant points of the back and feet to hellp balance sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems of the body.  This was developed by Dr David Hill, a leading expert in integrative medicine and therapeutic applications of essential oils.  The Aroma Touch Technique improves well-being by reducing physical and emotional stressors by supporting healthy autonomic function.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AROMATHERAPY

 

The definition of 'Aroma’ means a fragrance or a sweet smell and ‘therapy’ means a treatment designed to cure.  Aromatherapy is a treatment that uses plant oils within the massage, specifically blended to address certain problems or requirements.  It is a holistic treatment, the aim of which is to produce a physical, spiritual, emotional and mental sense of wellbeing through the inhalation and massage of essential oils.  It's like when one takes a whiff of any spice in your kitchen or a bouquet of flowers that in essence is fundamental aromatherapy too.  These oils are extracted from herbs, plants and trees. They provide both healthy or damaged cells in our body with oxygen and nutrients and even protect and repair our DNA. Many people use aromatherapy to promote a healthy mind, body and spirit.

 

Research has shown that smell is the most acute of all our senses and has a powerful influence on our bodies and minds.  The scents omitted from essential oils are believed to activate olfactory nerve cells in the nasal cavity, which then passes impulses to the limbic system.  This is the area of the brain associated with emotions and memory.  Inhaling the appropriate fragrance can reduce stress, lift a depression, hasten a good night's sleep, soothe your soul, or give you more energy. It is already helping office workers stay alert while doing repetitive mental tasks and even hospitals are experimenting with using aromatherapy to help patients relax so that other healing modalities can do their job. Massaging aromatic oils into your skin is another way to benefit from aromatherapy because essential oils, the compounds responsible for a plant's fragrance, offer a multitude of healing benefits in addition to their individual scents.

 

Aromatherapy isn’t aiming to deal with the disease but rather to release the wellbeing, harmony and improved mental and physical health of the person.

 

I may work different to other aromatherapists, but as I’ve studied healing I prefer the client to choose the essential oils because on a subconscious level the body will know exactly what it needs.

Below are some examples of aromatherapy recipes that work - note to choose the essential oils and carrier oil your scent buds like.

 

Aromatherapy Recipes

Rule of Thumb: Mix 2-3 drops of your mixture into one ounce (28.35 grams, 28345 mgs) of peach, apricot or almond carrier oil.  Use for massage, inhalation, a bath, in a diffuser, as a lotion or perfume, cleaning, etc.

 

Headache                  

  • 3 drops Lavender oil

  • 1 drop Peppermint oil

  • 1 drop Bergamot oil

  • 3 drops Almond carrier oil

 

Insomnia

  • 3 drops Lavender oil

  • 1 drop Clary Sage

  • 1 drop Petitgrain

  • 1 drop Sandalwood

  • 1 drop Ylang-Ylang

  • 3 drops Almond carrier oil

 

Colds

  • 1 drop Lemon

  • 2 drops Peppermint

  • 2 drops Eucalyptus

  • 1 drop Rosemary

  • 3 drops Almond carrier oil

 

Sinusitus (both for steam inhalation and

for putting around the nose area)

  • 2 drops Rosemary

  • 2 drops Peppermint

  • 1 drop Thyme

  • 1 drop Eucalyptus

  • 3 drops Almond carrier oil

 

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Anxiety

  • 15 drops of Bergamot

  • 5 drops of Lavender

  • 2 drops of Frankincense

  • 5 drops of Neroli

  • 5 drops of Rose

  • 7 drops of Geranium

  • 5 drops of Almond carrier oil

 

Energy

  • 1 drop Peppermint

  • 1 drop Rosemary

  • 2 drops Cinnamon

  • 3 drops Almond carrier oil

 

Stress

  • 10 drops Bergamot

  • 4 drops Lavender

  • 4 drops Orange

  • 1 drop Geranium

  • 1 drop Ylang-ylang

  • 1 drop Chamomile

  • 3 drops Almond carrier oil

 

Abdominal / Stomach pains

  • 1 drop Cahmomile

  • 1 drop Clove oil

  • 2 drops Peppermint

  • 1 drop Lavender

  • 5 drops Almond carrier oil

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