Many cultures around the world used aromatic botanical preparations in healthcare, personal and household grooming, and religious practices. The use of aromatherapy can be traced back approximately 3500BC to the Egypt and China and eventually Greece. Herbs were used to perfume the air, flowers were pressed in to waxes and fats to create solid perfumes, oils were applied to the skin, teas and tablets were consumed, and incense was burned to draw favor from the gods. Today we recognize aromatherapy as a branch of botanical medicine that uses essential oils and aromatic botanical compounds to support multiple aspects of our health. As a form of complementary alternative medicine, aromatherapy plays a supportive role and is not a replacement for allopathic medicine. Holistic aromatherapy addresses a person as a whole with body, mind, spirit, and emotions playing a part in one's well-being, and using aromatic botanical compounds to support the proper function of these aspects.
Aromatherapy often involve an assortment of products used to deliver the essential oils such as creams, body oils, balms, ointments and salves, compresses, bath salts, body powders, mists and sprays, personal inhalers, and diffusion. Internal use of essentials oils is generally discouraged unless working with an aromatherapist trained in this method or a physician trained in aromatherapy. Essential oils are small collection of extremely potent chemicals produced by a plant so they work more similarly to a pharmaceutical than most other forms of botanical medicine, a little goes a long way and less is more.
While some aromatherapy applications may seem like massage therapy, they are quite different. Massage therapy focuses on manipulating soft tissue for maintaining or restore wellness. Aromatherapy is the application and administration of botanical compounds to support the mind, body, and spirt. Basically, aromatherapy lets the oil do the work.
$125 - 60-90 minutes
During your consultation we review your primary concern and discuss your health history. An aromatherapy wellness plan is customized for you to address your primary concern. Wellness plans will likely include lifestyle modifications, dietary suggestion, and/orexercise recommendations. A unique aromatherapy formula will be created and used to make a product appropriate for you health concern. The plan and product will be ready within 48 hours in most cases.
The cost of refilling custom products varies depending on the specifics of the productand can be discussed at the time of pick up.
$60 - 30 minutes
Adjustment can made to your plan to accommodate secondary issues related to your primary concern. This addendum to the original plan does not address new or separate issues and does not include the cost of additional aromatherapy formulation.
$60 - 30 minutes
$75 - 45 minutes
$90 - 60 minutes
Our skin is lipophilic, or oil loving. Most forms of aromatherapy utilize topical application as the primary route of administering essential oil. Not only do the essential oils permeate the skin but they are also inhaled providing an enhanced benefit. A single-note essential oil or standard blend is chosen to support your health goal and applied accordingly. Shorter treatments are used for smaller application site, such as pulse points or local area of concern, while longer treatments are best suited for systemic changes. Keep in mind that while an aromatherapy treatment might feel similar to massage, it is not massage therapy. Holistic aromatherapy focuses on restoring wellness and supporting the body's proper function with the use of essential oils.
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