Aromatherapy for Massage Practitioners / Edition 1

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Overview

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.
  • Review questions in every chapter test your knowledge.

This book is a complete guide for massage therapists or massage therapy students interested in adding aromatherapy to their practice. It addresses the massage therapist's 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781753456
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 5/28/2006
  • Series: LWW Massage Therapy and Bodywork Educational Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • 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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