The Aromatic Mind
Bring the Psychological Effects of Essential Oils to Your Session Room (1 CE Hour) by Anne Williams
Most massage therapists are familiar with aromatherapy – the art and science of using aromatic plant extracts for physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness. Often massage therapists apply essential oils diluted in massage lubricants for physiological effects that help us reduce muscle tension, ease musculoskeletal pain, and aid relaxation responses. In this course you'll discover essential oils to improve client mood, shift emotional states, and promote psychological equilibrium. You’ll learn about amygdala soothers, serotonin and dopamine balancers, and essential oils that improve cognitive function. You'll find out how to formulate synergies for anxiety, mild situational depression, psychological stress, and mood enhancement.
Please note that this material is included as part of the Aromatherapy Foundations for People Serious About Authentic Aromatherapy course.
Understand the emotional nature of selected essential oils.
Explore recent research that explains why some essential oils aid memory, enhance information recall and improve critical thinking ability.
Learn the mechanisms behind essential oils that balance brain chemistry and shift negative moods.
Properly formulate an aromatherapy synergy for depression, anxiety, and mood enhancement.
Use essential oils with euphoric properties to help clients experience a greater sense of connection and wellness during massage sessions.
Learn when to use neurosedative essential oils and when to use neurostimulant essential oils during massage sessions.
Deepen your understanding of essential oils to practice aromatherapy with greater confidence.
Video Presentation: Watch a beautifully designed video presentation of the course material.
Presentation Notes: Read the comprehensive presentation notes and view additional images and tables.
Aromatherapy Blending Guide: Download an aromatherapy blending guide to achieve balanced and beautiful aromatherapy synergies.
Research-Informed: This content is comprehensive and carefully referenced with up-to-date research and information.
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Note: This material is included in Aromatherapy Foundations for People Serious about Authentic aromatherapy. If you have purchased Aromatherapy Foundations, you will not want to also purchase this course.
CE Hours: 1
CE Approvals: Approved by NCBTMB, New York, and Florida. Please note this course is NOT approved by Alabama, Arkansas, and Louisiana.
Subscription Period: Ongoing access.
After Purchase: Once you purchase this course, you’ll log into massagemastery.online with your email and password. The course will be waiting for you on your dashboard. Click the course access button and follow the directions.
Olfaction: We’ll discuss the sense of smell and how it relates to the psychological effects of essential oils.
Psychological Mechanisms Part One: In part one, we’ll examine the mechanisms behind essential oils known as neurostimulants. We’ll discover how neurostimulating essential oils can enhance mental clarity and cognitive processing ability.
Psychological Mechanisms Part Two: In part two, we’ll take a closer look at the mechanisms that cause the relaxing effects of neurosedatives, antianxiety agents, and antidepressant agents. We’ll use essential oils for their brain-balancing properties.
Synergies & Massage Application: We’ll combine essential oils in the correct proportions to create aromatic synergies (formulations) for a psychological purpose. We’ll apply our synergies using safe and effective methods as part of our massage sessions.
Resources: We’ll wrap up the session with recommended aromatherapy suppliers, a guide to the botanical names used in the presentation, and ideas for more learning.