Aromatherapy, as defined by the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy, is the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit. It seeks to unify physiological, psychological and spiritual processes to enhance an individual’s innate healing process.
I practice holistic aromatherapy, which addresses the whole person with a focus on empathy, personal care, prevention, health and wellbeing. It is a supportive, complementary approach and does not attempt to cure any medical conditions. I believe in supporting the whole you and your concerns. I use only organic and ethically sourced essential oils from suppliers who are transparent and respectful of their growers. I believe we are all globally connected in the goal of wellbeing: from the growers of the aromatic plants, to the distillers that transform the plant essences into essential oils, to the suppliers who pass them on to me so I may support you. It is a beautiful, fragile chain that we must revere and preserve. In the end, it's about creating community, connections and stories that lift us all.
As a certified professional aromatherapist, I am a member of the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapists and professionally trained in the external, safe, therapeutic use of essential oils. I have completed over 600+ documented hours of formal aromatherapy education, which includes anatomy & physiology, plant constituent chemistry, aromatic blending, optimal application methods, energetic considerations, safe usage guidelines, drug interactions and at-risk populations such as children, pregnant women and the elderly. Additionally, I have completed 20 supervised case studies and wrote my research paper on the subject of The Sustainability of Essential Oils in a Growing Global Marketplace.
I completed my certification studies and teacher training at the world-renowned Aromahead Institute, School of Essential Oil Studies under the guidance of Andrea Butje, as well as attended further chemistry classes at the world-renowned Tisserand Institute with courses from Dr. E. Joy Bowles, PhD, Bsc Hons. I believe education is a journey and I will continue to pursue knowledge, as there is always so much to learn. Importantly, I believe that education is the basis on which successful and safe practice is built.
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