At Holistic Massage, we only use the highest standards of Aromatherapy originated in Europe, specifically in France and Great Britain, for enhancing the therapeutic benefits of essential oils safely.
What is Aromatherapy?
According to the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists, Aromatherapy is the controlled use of essential oils by different methods to enhance the well-being of the mind, body, and spirit. It uses pure essences from plants, which may have a preventative effect, helping to care for common ailments while working alongside medical treatment in the healing process. The essential oils have many different properties and as research has shown, can be stimulating, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, relaxing, calming, soothing, and uplifting.
As a member of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA), I do not apply or promote any techniques considered to be an unsafe use of essential oils including: Raindrop technique and other "oil drop" techniques, internal use or anything out of my scope of practice. I carefully select the essential oils with the following requirements:
Essential oils must be certified organic, wildcrafted, pesticide-free, and never mixed with oils, artificial colors, and scents that have been denatured, reconstituted, or mixed with other chemical compounds. No genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are used to produce the essential oils. Fair trade is applied to farmers and distillers, who must have a thorough knowledge of the correct day and season for the best therapeutic effect of the essential oil. (ref: Organic Infusions, Inc.) All essential oils used for your massage session are diluted in a certified organic pure vegetable carrier oil like Jojoba.
Sacred Anointing Therapy
By a sacred therapeutic touch, the anointing gesture applies a divine seal at the heart of the soul as a balm of an infinite tenderness in the deep within of ourselves. Like a delicate flapping of wings, the ephemeral and subtle olfactory imprint wraps the aura with a veil of softness and love at the core of the physical body.