News Flash!

 
News Flash! 

The Alliance of International Aromatherapists is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider, 
You will be able to earn NCBTMB continuing education at the conference for most of our sessions. More information to come.

 

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Early Bird*
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Registration for Members

Members qualify for significant discounts.

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$426

 

Conference - Fri-Sun  (Sep 20-22, 2013)

 

$142

"Plan Ahead Plan"
3 equal payments of $142 to a total of $426.

Pay the first $142, then two automatic payments of $142 each will be processed 45 days apart.

$175

Daily Rate - Friday Only

$175

Daily Rate - Saturday Only

$45

Single Lecture

$160

Pre-Conference - Thursday (Sept 19)
9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Including lunch

Clinical Safety:  The Way Forward

with Robert Tisserand

$57

2013 Conference Reception - Friday Night
For those not signed up for full conference.
Included in full conference registration.

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Find an Aromatherapist QR Code

How could you use a QR code?

Your business, no matter how small or large, could use QR codes in a number of ways. You might auto generate one next to every product on your web site containing all the product details, the number to call and the URL link to the page so they can show their friends on their cell phone. You could add one to your business card containing your contact details so its easy for someone to add you to their contacts on their cell phone.

Add them to any print advertising, flyers, posters, invites, TV ads etc containing:

  • Product details
  • Contact details
  • Offer details
  • Event details
  • Competition details
  • A coupon
  • Twitter, Facebook, MySpace IDs
  • A link to your YouTube video

 

 

Here is a QR code that you can use in your marketing material for "Find an Aromatherapist".  Just copy and paste this to your materials.  It's just that simple.  You can take it one step further and have it go straight to your Find an Aromatherapist page.  You can add that QR code to your business card, when scanned, it will tell them everything they need to know about you.  Simple.

find an aromatherapist

December 2012 Teleseminar

  • Teleseminar Topic: Essential Oils for Respiratory Health

 

  • Our Presenter: Liz Fulcher, RA, Clinical Aromatherapist, Essential Oil Educator
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If there’s one thing every aromatherapist knows about essential oils, it’s their powerful affinity with our respiratory system. But do you know which essential oils have the greatest impact on illness of the lungs, throat and sinuses?   click here for more information

Safety and Ethics of Undiluted Oils

In the last 20 years aromatherapy has spread its influence to the household, toiletries and personal care areas: consumer products claiming to relax or invigorate our psyche’s have invaded our bathrooms, kitchen and living room areas. The numbers of therapists using essential oils in Europe and the USA has grown from a handful in the early 1980’s to thousands now worldwide. We have had time to add to our bank of knowledge on essential oils from reflecting on many decades of aromatherapeutic development and history, the collection of
anecdotal information from practicing therapists, as well as from clinical & scientific investigations. We have also had enough time to consider the risks in employing essential oils in therapy. In the last twenty years, many more people have had accidents, been ‘burnt’, developed rashes, become allergic, and become sensitized to our beloved tools. Why is this?

 

To read the article, click here ...   Aromatherapy Undiluted-Safety and Ethics.

 

This is a special paper written by Tony Burfield and Sylla Sheppard-Hanger in 2005. Sylla Sheppard-Hanger has given AIA permission to reprint this article

What to Expect from Your First Aromatherapy Consulation

When choosing an Aromatherapists, it is important to consider their education. experience. and philosophy of care. Working with an Aromatherapist is similar to working with other Holistic Healthcare Providers. The more information they have about your health background, the better the practitioner can advise you.

Taking a healthy history covering basic information about chronic and acute healthy conditions, allergies and current medications in included in the first visit.

Depending on the Aromatherapist's background and training, the therapist may also assess your emotional needs and energetic systems. The therapist will advise you as to which oils best fit your needs and how to use them to their fullest potential.

The Aromatherapist skillfully blends together selected oils, synergistically combining them to enhance desired properties and aroma. A follow up visit is important to discuss your response and progress with your therapist, in case any changes are needed in your plan.

What is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is a true holistic therapy, offering simultaneous healing possibilities on physical, emotional and energetic levels. Aromatherapy works by simply taking a deep breath: the aromatic molecules enter our blood stream and travel to all parts of our body. The wide range of aromas available can gently help any mood or emotion.

 

The essential oils used in aromatherapy are highly concentrated substances, extracted most commonly by steam distillation from a variety of flowers, herbs, trees, roots, and fruit. Each oil offers its own unique chemistry of healing qualities. Lavender, geranium, spruce, tea tree, eucalyptus, lemon and myrrh are oils commonly used in aromatherapy.

 

Each essential oil has its own distinct chemical profile that offers therapeutic properties. Each is classified as stimulating, balancing, relaxing, or more specifically, as antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, decongestants, analgesics, antiinflammatory, digestives, to name a few.

 

A typical example is shown by the use of lavender, one of the most versatile and widely used oils. Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is known to soothe tension headaches, reduce inflammation and pain, cleanse wounds,aid in tissue repair for burns and cuts, and relax you to sleep.

 

Today, aromatherapy is widely used in various health care settings: in hospitals for stress, nausea and cancer care; in senior care environments for reducing agitation, improving sleep, and improving indoor air quality; and in massage therapy for relaxation and reducing body pain.

 

To begin receiving the benefits of aromatherapy-find an aroma you love and enjoy all the gifts provided by nature's healing gifts.

Internal Use Statement

AIA does not endorse internal therapeutic use (oral, vaginal or rectal) of essential oils unless recommended by a health care practitioner trained at an appropriate clinical level. An appropriate level of training must include chemistry, anatomy, diagnostics, physiology, formulation guidelines and safety issues regarding each specific internal route (oral, vaginal or rectal).  Please refer to the AIA Safety Guidelines for essential oil use.