What is Aromatherapy?
What is Aromatherapy? I get asked that question a lot. Someone will ask me what I do for a living and when I tell them, they look at me like a deer caught in headlights.
The National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy – NAHA – answers this question beautifully:
Aromatherapy, also referred to as Essential Oil therapy, can be defined as 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.
So, in a nutshell, as an aromatherapist, I offer plant-based guidance and tools to help your body, mind and spirit be as healthy as possible.
I don’t just look at the physical issues that you confidentially discuss with me. I also look at what’s going on emotionally as well.
I am a firm believer that all physical maladies begin in the 6 inches between your ears. Yes – I know – smoking causes cancer, too much junk may cause diabetes, too much stress causes heart attacks, etc., etc. etc.
I get that.
What most people don’t get is that the underlying reasons why we smoke, eat junk and feel stressed out is based on emotions. I have learned an all too difficult lesson that my reactions causes most of my pain on an emotional level which usually comes out in something physical – especially when I try to stifle those emotions.
Case in point – I’m really having a tough time with my left shoulder. It hurts; I can’t exercise and free movement is hampered. Shoulder pain is all about bearing a load that is too heavy and, for me personally, trying to do everything by myself. Yep – you guessed it – the emotional stress of trying to do everything alone is showing up as physical pain in my shoulder.
So what am I doing about it? Actually, I’m doing a lot.
First of all, some things that I thought were important had to go by the wayside. I have learned that I can’t do everything by myself and expect to get a good night’s rest. Oh – and believe it or not, I forget to eat. Seriously. I get so wrapped up in what I’m doing that I don’t listen to my body rhythms. Simply sitting down at the table with clean healthy food makes a huge difference in my stress level.
Secondly – and I believe this is very important – I am using pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils to address my underlying emotional issues. I created a blend of essential oils that I diffuse in the air to assist in letting go of emotional baggage, to address old traumas, to shine a light on anger, and most of all, to calm and uplift my energy.*
How can I help you if I don’t help myself first? You can’t give someone a drink from an empty cup.
I love being an aromatherapist. It is fulfilling and speaks to my soul. Whenever a client comes back and says that the blend I gave them really made a difference for their issue, it feeds my soul. I am blessed with amazing health – except for that nagging shoulder problem – and I want to help you take control of your physical, mental and spiritual health, too.
How does Aromatherapy help?
I cannot heal you in any way, shape or form. What I can do as an aromatherapist is offer an amazing and plant-based tool that triggers your body’s innate healing ability – whether it be physical, mental or spiritual.*
My approach to aromatherapy is to address the whole person – body, mind and spirit. I am focusing on areas where I know aromatherapy makes a difference:
- Chronic Pain
- Digestive Issues
- Respiratory Issues
- Anxiety and Depression
- Eczema and Psoriasis
My fee for a one-hour confidential consultation is $95 plus the cost of blends. The consultation fee covers researching any medications you take, what issues you want to address and the essential oils that can help you trigger your body’s innate healing abilities. I can’t make any guarantees – neither can your doctor – but what I can do is offer you natural – holistic – tools to help you take charge of your own well being. I work mainly through Skype so you don’t even have to leave your home.
Take that first step today – call or email or go here to fill out a contact form.
As always, I send you my blessings!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Any products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified medical professional for any health issue.