In recent years both doctors and the public have re-discovered the medical value of essential plant oils, but the idea of using their properties to maintain or regain health goes back to antiquity. The Romans had their knowledge of essential oils from the Greeks, who in turn had received it from the Egyptians. Hippocrates, for example, tackled the plague epidemic in Athens by fumigating the whole city with aromatic essences of plant oils. Later, in the 19th century, it is known that perfumery workers always showed an almost complete immunity during cholera outbreaks.
~ Dr. Jean Valnet
Aromatherapy is the use of natural plant aromatics (volatile components) that emit a distinct smell and energy that can invoke physical, mental, emotional, energetic or spiritual change. These aromatic substances can be used to support healing, promote well being or simply provide enjoyment. While smell is an important attribute of aromatics, they are also commonly applied and absorbed through the skin in the form of creams, balms, sprays, etc. Aromatherapy assessments entail a complete medical history, followed by the creation of a unique blend and product to address the clients needs. Aromatherapy can also be incorporated into other forms of energy and body work.
As a stand-alone treatment, an aromatherapy assessment includes a written and verbal intake. The aromatherapist will then take the information gathered during intake and create one or more customized products to address your concerns and support you in reaching your wellness goals. Much of the cost and time involved in a clinical aromatherapy assessment happens behind the scenes as your product is developed. Your actual “face-time” with the aromatherapist may be quite brief.