Aromatherapy and Massage Naturally Work Well Together
Massage therapists are more likely than any other profession to use essential oils and the benefits of aromatherapy.
Clients are often curious about aromatherapy, but usually do not know where to start.
Even massage therapists can be overwhelmed by all of the books, classes, and brands of essential oils.
Massage training programs rarely have the time to incorporate aromatherapy training into an already packed training program.
Aromatherapy Training Specifically for Massage
Like many therapists, my massage training program included one day of aromatherapy education. I knew I wanted to learn more, so I continued to study aromatherapy.
However, most classes and books were aromatherapy training (inhalation) and not about the combination of aromatherapy and massage (topical).
I had been using many essential oils incorrectly. I was also unaware of many benefits, as well as contraindications of essential oils. I just assumed since essential oils were natural, they were safe.
When I began learning about different oils and using them correctly, I noticed my clients wanted to know more and started to ask for aromatherapy even though my practice was largely clinical or outcome based.
I designed this course for massage therapists who want to learn about the benefits of aromatherapy when combined with massage; both the benefits of topical application as well as the benefits of inhalation.
Incorporating Aromatherapy Into Your Practice
No matter what modality or setting you practice in, aromatherapy is something that is easy to incorporate into a massage session.
Whether you practice with the young or elderly, deep tissue or energy work, rehabilitation clinic or spa; essential oils and aromatherapy complement most massage sessions and add to the satisfaction of clients.
Essential oils can uplift, relax, cool, warm, deepen breathing, and reduce pain. Clients appreciate the added touch of an aromatherapy massage.
Included are common aromatherapy recipes, instructions on creating blends, basic spa recipes, carrier oil information, hydrotherapy, history, benefits and contraindications for use of essential oils in a massage and bodywork practice.
This course includes detailed profiles of 15 common essential oils used with massage therapy:
Bergamot, German Chamomile, Roman Chamomile, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Sweet Orange, Peppermint, Rosemary
What you Get:
Benefits and Contraindications for Massage Therapy Use
Instruction on Proper Dilution and Blending Techniques
Printable Charts for Introducing Aromatherapy to Clients
Tips for Marketing Aromatherapy in Your Practice
Advanced Massage Techniques is an NCBTMB and Florida approved provider. State approvals can be found here.