Enhance Your Aromatherapy Practice – Teleseminar Oct 15, 2014

Enhancing your Aromatherapy Practice with Swiss Reflex Therapyloracanteles-web2

 

Swiss Reflex Therapy (SRT) is the perfect enhancement specific to aromatherapy practitioners by offering additional value to the therapeutic relationship between you and your client. As aromatherapists we are not legally allowed to diagnose a client, however Swiss Reflex Therapy provides a tool to help you assess your clients needs, as well as provide treatment and encourage your client to be more proactive in their own healing. Created by world-renown aromatherapist and reflexologist Shirley Price in the 1980's, SRT is practiced in many parts of the world with great success. Tune in to learn how you can set your practice apart from others.

 

In this presentation, Lora will share with you how you can enhance your aromatherapy practice with this useful tool and set yourself apart from other practitioners. Massage and reflexology, require the practitioner to undertake additional year or two of education and requires licensure. SRT can be learned in a weekend and can be performed within the exemption of massage and reflexology laws. Swiss Reflex Therapy offers the practitioner a diagnostic tool to assess a clients health needs, enhances the therapeutic relationship, provides treatment and encourages your client to be more proactive in their own care. Are you ready to take your practice to the next level?

Colorado Law Helps Aromatherapists

With incredible determination a small Colorado group of dedicated alternative healthcare professionals convinced the Colorado legislators to pass a law so they can provide alternative healthcare.day-bev

 

Senate Bill 13-215, The Colorado Natural Health Consumer Protection Act supports alternative health care professionals, a "safe harbor health freedom bill."

 

This act is a challenge to unnecessary state regulation. SB 13-215 allows alternative medicine without conflict within the established medical community.

Pursuant to the introduction of SB 13-215, a 2009 survey showed that over 35% of the U.S. population spends over 33 billion dollars a year on alternative and complimentary medicine and procedures. In Colorado, more than a million and a half people obtain health care services outside the establishment.

From Gold Rush days to modern times, Colorado meets the challenge of keeping up with change. What's happening in your state? In your country? Let us know. We're ready to support you with information. Just ask! Download "The Act"

Teleseminar – July 16, 2014

The Sensual Kitchen with Kris WredeKris_photo-#1-h

 

Kris Wrede has been cooking up a storm for way longer that she wants to share or that can she remember! She has culinary roots from her wonderful Mama & Grandma. Some of the stupendously yummy essential oil based recipes I will share in the teleseminar include Passion Sun Tea and Melon Ginger chilled soup. Tune in to hear all the secrets!

 

The use of plant and flower essences for therapy of mind and body and spirit were once considered the exclusive provenance of Egyptian Priests. Now you can unlock this ancient knowledge with Kris Wrede, Aromatic Alchemist and Natural Perfumer. Kris’s specialties include perfumery, skin care and essential oil cooking.

 

Her classroom approach stems from her extensive research into the mystical rituals of ancient cultures, her philosophy of perfume as medicine, and the miraculous healing energy apparent in the art of essential oil use. Her knowledge of essential oils is enhanced by a passion for their history. Allow Kris to share her wisdom with you, let her lead you through the aromatic world and imagine the possibilities it can play in your life. Learn more about teleseminars...

Manuka Oil

by Austine McCarthy, RN

July 2014

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Manuka is a very interesting member of the Myrtaceae family, Manuka Leptospermum scoparium. Coming from the same family are Australia's Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia), Fragonia (Agonia fragrans), Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus radiata and globulus) and Kunzea (Kunzea ambigua). Growing uncultivated on unfarmable land in New Zealand, it is thought that perhaps the stress of the growing conditions contribute to Manuka's important attributes.

 

Essential oil of Manuka is steam distilled from the leaves and small stems that are gathered after the flowering season is complete. The flowering season is sacred because bees gather nectar to produce the valuable Manuka honey crop.

 

The essential oil has a yellowish/ brown color, a sharp, earthy odor. Probably not a fragrance that will make the best perfume for date night.

 

Much of the research is related to the benefits of the Manuka honey, most notably in the wound care arena. Medical grade honey is incorporated into dressings and topicals used to heal chronic wounds such as vascular and diabetic ulcers and decubitus ulcers (bed sores).  Read more... 

Sebaceous Cyst Treatment

by Stefania Borrelli, Aromatherapist, Reflexologiststefania-borrelli
June 2014

About nine years ago I noticed a little harmless lump of fat grow on my right shoulder and was told that was a sebaceous cyst and that I could get it removed with a simple surgical procedure if it was painful or would become bigger. Over the years, it grew to a sizable lump. 

 

In November 2010 I put on some hot Ricinus communis (Castor) oil pack for few minutes to help to break down any inflammation and promote lymphatic waste removal. Also, I prepared the following balm. In a 20 ml carrier oil blend - Ricinus communis (Castor) oil, Nigella sativa (Blackseed) oil, Oenothera biennis (Evening Primerose) oil, Calendula officinalis (Calendula) oil, Azadirachta indica (Neem) oil - I added a 5% dilution of Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) leaf oil and Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) oil. In the balm I also included 5 gr. of Leptospermum scoparium (Manuka) honey.  Read more...

Teleseminar – May 21, 2014

Shining Our Light with Essential Oils - Community Outreach

with Elizabeth Joneselizabeth-jones

 

Elizabeth Jones is a pioneer, leading educator, healer, formulator, and advocate of using therapeutic quality essential oils for integrative medicine. She has an extensive educational background from Skidmore College, University of California, Berkeley, and the California School of Herbal Studies. In 1997, she founded the College of Botanical Healing Arts in Santa Cruz, California, and has served as director and primary instructor since then. Learn about teleseminars...

Rosemary Essential Oil ~ Powerful, Penetrating and Rising

By Marc J, Gian, L.Ac., LMT

 

Rosemary: Cardinal Oil for Upward Direction   marcsheadshot-crop

There are 4 major directions when working on clients: Upward and Outward corresponding to Yang energy (as with Rosemary and Lavender), Inward and Downward- correlating to Yin (as with Myrrh and Spikenard)

 

To understand the directionality of Essential Oils, it is important to know the temperature and the depth that oils will penetrate into the body — or in terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Wei, Ying or Yuan levels. It is also important to understand how and where the plants from which the oils are obtained grow. Understanding these basics help us to accurately predict and anticipate the desired effect. As this is the first blog in a series, we will begin with the Upward direction.  Read more ...

Teleseminar – Chakras – February 19, 2014

Chakras and Your Physical and Emotional Health with Alexandria Brighton

 

chakras-brighton   About the Teleseminar
Chakras are often misunderstood and seen as Eastern esoteric philosophy considered by many to be irrelevant to our Western world of healthcare. Nothing could be further from the truth. The chakras as well as the meridian system represent another circulatory system just as important to the welfare of the body as the heart and blood vessels or the lymphatic system.
Each chakra provides chi or life force and nourishes and influences the organs, muscles, ligaments, veins, and other systems within its area of activity. Because the Chakra system uses bioelectrical Information and vibrational frequency, essential oils of exceptional purity are the perfect remedy and nourishment for this system. When the chakras are not functioning at their optimum we will not experience our full potential for health and wellbeing. Each chakra will be discussed as well as the essential oils that support, nourish and remedy each chakra. You will come away with a better understanding of the importance chakras play in your overall health and quality of life.  
Learn more about AIA Teleseminars.

 

Meet Alexandria Brighton
Alexandria Brighton is an Aromatherapy formulator and educator and owner of the Brighton Institute of Botanical Studies with over 25 years of experience in the aromatherapy world.  She began her career as an herbalist in the late seventies and added aromatherapy in the mid eighties.  Early on she discovered she had a particular talent for formulation of synergistic blends for medicinal, emotional and energetic healing.  She is recognized internationally for her essential oil blends and quality standards.  Alexandria is the author of the Stillroom Book and St. Nicholas a Christmas Story.  

 

Contact Information:
Phone:  208-277-7188208-277-7188
Email:   alexandriabrighton@gmail.com
 

Teleseminar – PNI – January 15, 2014

Perception, the Hypothalamus, and Psychoneuroimmunology
Fun Things for an Aromatherapist to Understand!
 
 
About the Teleseminar

Psychoneuroimmunology is an emerging field of western science that embraces holistic health. Key to understanding PNI is understanding the function of the hypothalamus.

 

Olfaction has a powerful affect on the hypothalamus. Understanding what this really means is the focus of this teleseminar. Learn the connection between olfaction, the limbic system, the hypothalamus, perception, stress and health.

 

Use your understanding of olfaction and PNI to get better results when working with aroma to support health.

 

 

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Meet Cindy Black, L. Ac. 
 

Cindy Black, L.Ac.,  NCCAOM Diplomate Chinese Herbology and Acupuncture, Founder of Meridian Massage Institute.

 
Through fun, educational, inspiring sessions, Cindy instills confidence and competence in her students.  She combines intellect and intuition in order to make complicated Chinese medical and western scientific theories accessible and easy to apply in everyday life.  In addition to her work at Meridian Massage Institute, Cindy teaches Anatomy and Physiology at Aromahead Institute. 

 

 

Contact Information:
Phone:  941-323-3493
Email:   cindyblack63@gmail.com
Web:     www.MeridianMassageInstitute.com 

 

 

AIA teleseminars are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM Mountain Time. The call-in number and access code along with a description of the talk and biography of the speaker are sent two times before each teleconference and again on the day of the conference.

 
Continuing Education Credit (CPDs) are available for those participating. Details for CPDs are given at the time of the call. The AIA website is also a source for teleseminar information and you can purchase CDs of our past teleseminar programs for a nominal investment.