Aromatherapy for Massage Therapists
By: Ingrid Martin (author)Hardback
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If you are a massage therapist or massage therapy student with an interest in adding aromatherapy to your practice, this book is for you! It addresses your specific needs and concerns, and provides useful answers to the questions about aromatherapy that most practitioners only learn after years of experience. Information on practical concerns, such as pricing sessions to account for the cost of oils, proper dilutions, sending products home with clients, and effective formulations for specific ailments, make this an indispensable resource. Among the fantastic features of this book: case studies present specific ailments in clinical scenarios, with proper aromatherapy and massage treatments to implement; Recipe Boxes provide directions for blending a variety of essential oils; activity boxes require you to apply skills and make decisions; essential oil monographs provide important information on the history and traditional uses, safety considerations, and most effective use in massage therapy of 50 individual essential oils; and review questions in every chapter test your knowledge.
An Introduction to Aromatherapy THE ESSENTIAL OILS Extracting Essential Oils from Plants Buying and Storing Essential Oils The Effects of Essential Oils on the Body Essential Oil Chemistry Essential Oil Profiles PRACTICAL MATTERS: HOW TO USE ESSENTIAL OILS Applications Suitable for the Massage Room Measurements and Dilutions Carriers Essential Oil Safety Blending THE AROMATHERAPY MASSAGE Supplies and Equipment for Aromatherapy Massage The Aromatherapy Consultation and Treatment Sending Aromatherapy Home with the Client CLIENT ISSUES Stress The Musculoskeletal System The Cardiovascular System The Lymphatic System The Nervous System The Immune System The Integumentary System The Female Reproductive System The Respiratory System The Digestive System SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS Elderly Care End-of-Life Care Appendix A: Therapeutic Guide to Ailments and Essential Oils Appendix B: Suppliers Appendix C: Training Courses in Aromatherapy Appendix D: Research Resources Glossary Index
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