Aromatherapy for Massage Practitioners / Edition 1

Aromatherapy for Massage Practitioners / Edition 1

by Ingrid Martin
     
 

This book is a complete guide for massage therapists interested in adding aromatherapy to their practice. It addresses 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.

Case studies present specific ailments in clinical scenarios,

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Overview

This book is a complete guide for massage therapists interested in adding aromatherapy to their practice. It addresses 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.

Case studies present specific ailments in clinical scenarios, with proper aromatherapy and massage treatments. Recipe Boxes provide directions for blending essential oils. Activity boxes develop readers' decision-making skills. Essential oil monographs discuss the history, traditional uses, safety considerations, and most effective use in massage therapy of 50 individual essential oils. Review questions appear in every chapter.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781753456
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Series:
LWW Massage Therapy and Bodywork Educational Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

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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