Jade Shutes holds a Diploma in Holistic Aromatherapy, Holistic Massage, Anatomy and Physiology, and Reflexology from the Raworth College of Natural Medicine in Dorking, U.K., and a Diploma in Aromatherapy from the International Therapist Examining board (ITEC). She has studied with Jan Kusmirek of Fragrant Studies and has completed Part One of the Purdue University Advanced Studies of Essential Oils.
Jade has been practicing and studying forms of natural healing for nearly two decades and was one of the vanguard of professionals who helped introduce aromatherapy in the United States. She has been an aromatherapy educator for over seventeen years, opening her first aromatherapy school in the New England area in 1990. She has designed and taught aromatherapy courses for massage and bodywork therapists, estheticians, social workers, nurses, and other healthcare providers. Jade has taught at Bastyr University, Duke University (Continuing Education), Ashmead College, San Diego Hospice, and at various locations throughout the United States and Canada.
In addition to being a popular speaker, Jade has played an active role in the setting of standards for aromatherapy education in North America and has authored published articles on this and other aromatherapy issues. She is recognized for her leadership roles in the campaign to raise educational standards in the United States and has co-initiated the creation of the National Steering Committee on Educational Standards, now the Aromatherapy Registration Council. She served as president of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) from 2000 to 2003. She currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina with her family.
Christina Weaver, LMT is the founder of Complementary Health Services, LLC and Archeiai Healing Arts in Tucson, Arizona where she has established a holistic healing center and hospital based, in-patient massage program. She also teaches prenatal massage and aromatherapy classes.
Christina moved to Tucson from the Seattle area in 2003 where prior to that she worked in various healing centers, spas and her own private practice both as a massage practitioner and aromatherapist. Christina is a graduate of the Brenneke School of Massage in Seattle, WA as well as the NW College for Herbal & Aromatic Studies. She holds a diploma in holistic aromatherapy and is a DONA certified birth doula, having completed training at Seattle Midwifery School. Christina has an advanced certification in prenatal massage and has also completed additional training in other areas of women’s health including lymphatic based breast massage.
Most recently she has been studying CranioSacral therapy and looks forward to working with more pediatric clients in the future. Christina has always focused on therapeutic massage and bodywork for women as well as their families and is quite effective in the treatment of pain, recovery of injury and general wellness, but also includes the use of essential oils and all natural, holistic spa treatments amongst her skills and specialties.