Aromatherapy for Massage Practitioners

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007 - Medical - 320 pages

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.
 

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Contents

An Introduction to Aromatherapy
5
The Essential Oils
9
Hydrosols
15
Buying and Storing Essential Oils
18
the Body
26
Essential Oil Chemistry
33
Essential Oil Chemistry
35
Essential Oil Profiles
47
The Treatment
188
Sending Aromatherapy Home With
193
Client Issues
197
The Musculoskeletal System
207
The Cardiovascular System
217
The Lymphatic System
225
An Overview of the Nervous System
231
The Immune System
240

Practical Matters How to
135
Measurements and Dilutions
143
Carriers
149
Carriers
151
Lotions
155
Factors That Affect Safety
161
Blending
169
The Aromatherapy Massage
175
The Aromatherapy Consultation
181
The Female Reproductive System
257
The Digestive System
273
Special Considerations
279
EndofLife Care
287
Answers to Review Questions
291
Therapeutic Guide to Ailments
297
Glossary
305
Index
310
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