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AROMATHERAPY

A Powerful Catalyst of Change

Aromatherapy is an ancient tradition in modern times, used to anoint, bless, celebrate and assist in the body’s own natural healing experience.

Essential oils are the life-blood of a plant that is extracted by steam distillation from bushes, flowers, roots, seeds and shrubs. This process produces a complex mixture of compounds consisting of primary elements carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. These compounds contain molecules which determine the characteristic, fragrant influence and therapeutic properties of an essential oil.

This modality of the healing arts can be a powerful catalyst of positive change so it is important to only use essential oils from approved sources and seek recommendations and literature from a trained professional aromatherapist. The inhalation, diffusion and topical application of essential oils can promote good health. However, it is important to know the contraindications, concentration and dilution ratio for safe practice. If you are under medical supervision, it is recommended to consult with your doctor and healthcare team prior to forming an aromatherapy care plan.

Aromatherapy Consultation
Upon completing an intake form, you and the practitioner will discuss your concerns and questions to assist in gaining a holistic understanding of your healing needs. A plan of care with short-term goals for immediate needs and long-term goals to establish healthy life pattern changes will be discussed. Please bring a note pad and pen. The practitioner does not diagnose or prescribe for issues, diseases, disorders or conditions presented, but explains how aromatherapy can be a catalyst for positive change to promote good health by supporting systems of the body.

The practitioner will also give the client information on aromatherapy education and certification.

Energy System Therapy
The human body has a bio-energy field which depends on the open flow of life energy. Essential oils are the bio-energy of the plant and assist in neutralizing and strengthening the energy system. The client is fully dressed, should wear comfortable clothing and will move to the practitioner table for a physical assessment of the energy system followed by hands-on or hands-off technique. A brief consultation is included in this session.

Raindrop Technique®
Raindrop Technique® was created by Gary Young, founder of Young Living Essential Oils in the 1980’s based on methods used for centuries. This powerful, non-invasive tool assists in a whole body natural healing experience. The cleansing and purifying action of Young Living essential oils in a layering process are applied to the feet then dropped like rain through the energy field or “aura” on to the spine and back muscles followed by a feathering technique.

The single and blends of essential oils used in this technique are Valor, Oregano, Thyme, Basil, Cypress, Wintergreen, Marjarom, Peppermint, Aroma Siez, Ortho Ease and White Angelica. Essential oils may be substituted or omitted based on individual healing needs.

Foot Raindrop Technique®
Relax comfortably while the practitioner topically applies seven therapeutic quality essential oils in a layering process to the feet, followed by a Vita Flex technique on points associated with internal body systems. A soothing warm compress on the feet will assist this process.

The topical application and fragrant influence of these essential oil promote spiritual relaxation, physical support, emotional wellbeing, and mental clarity.

Mineral Foot Soak
Our feet carry our entire load and we put a huge amount of pressure on them every day. Two crucial functions of the foot is to aid balance and to receive necessary minerals, oxygen, and energy to help keep it moving easily and constantly.

Soak your feet in a mineral enriched Himalayan Salt Crystal infused with oxygenating therapeutic quality essential oils to help alleviate the minor aches and pains of the feet associated with daily life, boost stamina and energy, and provide the necessities to assist the body in it’s own natural healing process.  A warm compress followed by a moisturizing oil or body butter will promote the comfort and relaxation you need.

Guided Meditation
A gift of time to clear the mental chatter, be still, aware and unoccupied to find your peace in this serene space. This meditation is intended to be a tool to assist in your own natural healing experience. The recipient should wear comfortable clothing and layering is recommended as body temperature may change during the meditation. This session is customized to meet your needs including essential oil inhalation, hands on or hands off energy healing technique, selection of meditation type and the option of meditating alone or with the practitioner present. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the session to complete an Intake form.

Forgiveness – Unload the burden of harboring anger and resentment. This is a gentle relaxation session, followed by a deep guided meditation journey.

Highly Sensitive Person – A supportive calming meditation with relaxation, positive thoughts, affirmations to help the brain of a sensitive person know that all is well, and concluding with useful tips on how to navigate being highly sensitive in this world we live in today.

Emotional Release – A gentle relaxation session followed by a journey through a forest to a healing campfire. In a circle of safety, you will be guided to gently release feelings and emotions during a powerful releasing ceremony.

Unwind – Getaway from busy and stress, relax on this deeply soothing journey over forests, deserts, farmland, and ocean while breathing in the earth all around you. A calming bed of music with distant nature sounds will lead you to peace.

Overcome Fear, Create Safety – Through positive strength meditation and affirmations, visualize a world of safety, security, confidence, love and power to make your own contribution to a productive and caring society.

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The Benefits of Aromatherapy

1. Emotional Well-Being

When we are in control of our emotions we are at peace. Thoughts involve thinking, feelings are impressions or reactions and emotions are energy in motion that are manifested by our reactions. The influence of emotion determines our thinking, perception, what we remember and our behavior. The body, mind and spirit are connected so emotional well-being directly effects our physical and spiritual well-being. Essential oils have chemical components that have a fragrant influence and inhalation is the quickest way to reach the emotional center of our brain. Essential oils have relaxing fragrance and stimulating odors to help alleviate the occasional blue feeling, are mood elevating and help manage stress and frustration.

2. Mental Clarity

Essential oils are aromatic, oxygenating and stimulating which can reduce absentmindedness and improve mental clarity. Direct inhalation and diffusing can stimulate, topical application is effective, oil infused warm compresses speed up the absorption, aromatherapy baths are invigorating and brushing an essential oil through the energy field can promote harmony and peace of mind. Essential oils promote vitality.

3. Physical Support

We all can relate to the minor aches and pains associated with daily life. The practice of self-care is necessary to promote and maintain a healthier existence. We absorb what is topically applied through the layers of our skin, the largest organ of our body. Essential oils have many chemical constituents and blending in safe concentration creates a synergy of support for our physical well-being.

Topical application of an essential oil can be a cooling, calming, warming and soothing experience. These actions support healthy joint and cartilage function, help relax muscles and healthy bone structure, aid in maintaining normal cellular regeneration, improve nutrition thereby optimizing health, help alleviate nausea and maintain healthy intestinal flora, are antiseptic in topical application, promote healthy skin, help reduce the appearance of aging, help maintain blood sugar and cholesterol levels already in the normal range, support sinuses, boost stamina and energy.

4. Spiritual Relaxation

Our spiritual journey in life is very personal. Whatever our spiritual beliefs or expressions of gratitude are, it moves us to our core. The oils of ancient scripture were associated with divinity and this practice continues in modern times. The fragrant influence of an essential oil helps the mind to focus, concentrate and relax. This enables us to experience deeper thought in prayer, meditation, intention and gratitude. There are many suggested essential oils to aid in acceptance, generosity, humility and the willingness to receive. Anointing ourselves with essential oils can promote spiritual relaxation and a more peaceful existence.

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Commonly Asked Questions About Aromatherapy

1. What is an essential oil?
Essential oils are aromatic volatile liquids distilled from shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, and seeds. They are the powerful life-force, bio-energy, “immune system” of the plant.

2. How do essential oils help us?
An essential oil has a very complex chemical profile of compounds, elements, molecules, atoms, protons, neutrons, electrons, terpenes, monoterpenes, phenols, etc. The chemical structure of essential oils in comparison to human tissues and cells have comparable characteristics. Essential oils are compatible and accepted by the human body. How our body responds will be different for each one of us based on our chemical profile, lifestyle and concerns. Essential oils assist the body in its own natural healing experience.

3. Are essential oils safe?
Essential oils that are adulterated or “synthetic” and labeled incorrectly present dangers that can be detrimental and do not have any therapeutic value. There is a strict, “gold standard” of testing and there are very few essential oil companies that meet these standards. What we breathe in and topically apply does enter our body so it is safe practice to only use essential oils that meet standards of AFNOR (Associated French Normalization Organization Regulation) or ISO International Standards Organization). There is no current government agency in the U.S. responsible for certifying the quality of essential oils which means what you find in your local retail, grocery, health food store, and online could be mislabeled and do not meet the standard of the organizations mentioned above. It is important to do your own research, know what questions to ask, and add an aromatherapist to your health and wellness care team.

4. Why do I need an aromatherapist?
An aromatherapist does not diagnose, treat, prescribe or claim to cure, but rather works within the scope of practice to educate and recommend usage of essential oils. Essential oils are a powerful catalyst to health and wellness, deserve our respect and users should be educated for safe practice. Pinterest, Google and much of the published information you find should be looked at with caution. Some publication is compilation copied from other aromatherapy books, therefore misinformation is repeated. A certified and trained aromatherapist is educated based on research and studies and will provide you with approved resources, literature, and essential oil companies.

5. What happens during a consultation?
This is a time for the minister practitioner aromatherapist to answer questions about essential oils and explain her scope of practice. The client completes an Intake form and presenting concerns to give the practitioner a holistic understanding of healing needs. The practitioner may custom blend a solution to take home for immediate need, blend a solution for a later date, or assist the client in acquiring essential oils and other products recommended. The client should bring a notepad and writing utensil to note recommendations and references. This is an individualized consultation with the option of developing a short-term and long-term care plan.

6. Do you have care plan packages?
Yes, if a client would like to consult or receive an aromatherapy service on a regular basis, a package will be developed at a discounted rate based on the care plan.

7. How do I prepare for a Raindrop?
It is recommended for new clients to schedule a consultation prior to booking this session. It gives the minister practitioner of aromatherapy a holistic understanding of needs and determine if this is a recommended modality. This can also be determined at the time of assessment and discussion prior to the session beginning.

Pure essential oils are highly concentrated and may stain clothes, nail polish, and react to synthetic personal care body products. The practitioner will do her best to avoid polish on the toes. Please arrive in comfortable clothing, hydrated, and remove all jewelry. The recipient’s feet and back will be exposed and must be clear of synthetic personal care products prior to essential oil application. There are showers available or you may request the practitioner clean those areas.

8. How do I prepare for a Meditation?
Arrive with an open mind knowing this is your own healing experience. The recipient is fully dressed in a comfortable position and will inhale an essential oil through diffusion during this session. Feel free to bring a journal to sit in quiet reflection after the meditation.

9. How do I prepare for an Energy Healing Session?
Arrive with an open mind understanding our aura is ever changing depending on how we feel emotionally, physically, mentally and physically. The energy of other people have an impact on our aura as well. The recipient is fully dressed during this session with the option of exposing the feet for essential oil application. The recipient will move to the practitioner table and relax during this session while listening to healing music and inhaling essential oils throughout the meditation.

10. Do you have gift certificates?
Yes, you may purchase gift certificates in any denomination directly from our aromatherapist.

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“Connie is absolutely amazing. I’m new to aromatherapy and she took the time to explain what it is in detail. She also just got a new loyal client.”

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“Connie Sprong is a great addition as your aromatherapist at Unwind.”

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