Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of essential oils. Essential oils are volatile plant extracts that have been either cold pressed or distilled from plants. Essential oils need to be 100% pure to be effective. Synthetic fragrances may smell nice, but science simply cannot replicate the energy a plant receives from the sun and the earth and the environment the plant grows is crucial to the chemical constituents that are in essential oils. This aromatic oil is the immune system of the plant and will protect us in much of the same way that the plant protects itself from insects, molds, bacteria and much more. Essential oils are very powerful in supporting our immune systems and helping to support healing. Essential oils must be used in a way that is safe for everyone in your family. This includes your pets. Essential oils should be kept safely away from curious kids and animals. They must be respected in the same way medicine is. The most important thing to look for is quality when selecting essential oils. At Willow Rose Wellness we are committed to providing 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils to our customers. Every oils has been tested with a GC/MS test that ensures the oils are genuine, authentic, pure, and potent. It is always safer to dilute your essential oils with a carrier oil before applying to the skin. Avoid using citrus oils 24 hours before going in the sun because they increase the skin's sensitivity to the sun. All massage treatments at Willow Rose Wellness include some form of aromatherapy. Please let us know if you are sensitive to specific oils and would prefer something different. Every effort will be made blend the perfect aromatherapy massage oil to complement your treatment.
I have been using essential oils throughout my career as a licensed massage therapist. Finally after years of self study I have decided to really develop this part of my practice. I have begun an Aromatherapy Certification Program from Aromahead Institute. I was first introduced to this program back in 2002, by the former owners of the Finger Lakes School of Massage, and have wanted to take it ever since. Unfortunately, I didn't live in the area the class was offered. Recently, they converted the course to an online program, so I am now able to take the program from the comfort of my home. During the course I will be doing several case studies and am always interested in helping to treat my clients to an aromatherapy experience. If you'd like to volunteer to be a case study please let me know!