Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Aromatherapy - what is it?

Shirley Price Aromatherapy College
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What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy and its benefits put in context.  Aromatherapy is a natural holistic approach to therapy using essential oils.  Professional Aromatherapy seeks to foster relaxation and refreshment (home and spa use), to promote beauty and health (salon use), to maintain and enhance physical and mental homeostasis (self care) and to alleviate physical and mental disorders and to restore normal health (self care, professional aromatherapy, nursing, medical and surgical use of essential oils)

Aromatherapy Massage
Jan Benham demonstrates aromatherapy massage to students
Aromatherapy Massage
Tips for success
Aromatherapy video
Get inspired with Victoria Sprigg
Shirley Price Aromatherapy Diploma 
The Shirley Price Aromatherapy Diploma course in 2012-13
Professional Aromatherapy 
Whats it involve?  See a practitioner here.  See events and course summary.
Diary dates
Dates for the Aromatherapy Diploma, Skincare Diploma and Workshops
Learn aromatherapy - learn English
You may not be a confident speaker of english but after 6 months at Shirley Price Aromatherapy you will be!
Alumni events
Whats on
Keynote seminar
Aromatherapy - Therapeutic Applications
What are the therapeutic applications of aromatherapy?
The Essential Oils - Citrus oils
A good summary of the stimulating citrus oils
The Essential oils - Frankincense
Ever wondered how perfume (per fume 'through the smoke') got its name?
See this picture of franckincense being burned/
The Essential oils - Lavender
What does 40/42 mean?
History of Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy may date back thousands of years but Robert Tisserand is a name you need to know.  His books The Art of Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Safety are on aromatherapists bookshelves.
Aromatherapy Safety Information
Learn more about the safety precautions that you need to take and always read the label.  Avoid essential oils in pregnancy as you would any medicine.  There are too many ingredients to an essential oil to list them on the label. The ingredients which may cause irritation in a small number of cases are listed on the label so do check them.
Guide to Diluting Essential Oils
The undiluted use of essential oils on the skin can be harmful and potentially cause irritation or sensitization. Its easy to learn the precautions that you need to know and learn how to easily dilute your essential oils prior to topical application.
Essential Oils That May Cause Dermal Irritation and Skin Sensitization
Some essential oils are more likely to cause dermal irritation or sensitization.  It is recommended that the public do not use essential oils outside the safe 60 without the guidance of a professional aromatherapist.  Always check the label to see if you are sensitive to the ingredients
How do I Perform an Essential Oil Skin Patch Test?
When using a new essential oil for the first time, perform a simple skin patch test on a small area of skin.  Just dab a spot of diluted oil on the sensitive skin of the inner elbow.  To perform a true patch test place a plaster over the spot which will prevent the essential oil diffusing.
Essential Oil Uses
Implementing essential oil use into one's lifestyle can be easy, therapeutically beneficial and will smell good! You can begin using essential oils right away.
Aromatherapy for BeginnersDOs and DON'Ts.
Aromatherapy in the news
Can aromatherapy cure my major illness or psychological problem? Is there any science behind aromatherapy? Why is aromatherapy gaining so much press and exposure now if it's been in practice for thousands of years?
Aromatherapy and Anosmia
Anosmia is the name for the loss of sense of smell. Holistic aromatherapy may benefit those with anosmia.
Aromatherapy and Chemistry
The simple A4 handout no aromatherapy student should be without
Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Science
Research conventions
Aromatherapy and Skincare
The questions to ask
Aromatherapy and Skincare
Masques to aromatic facial oils
Aromatherapy and Weight loss
Essential oils of use in a weight loss plan
Aromatherapy and hair care
Essential oils of use for hair care
A list of aromatherapy properties and terms
Ingredients in aromatherapy skincare
Essential oils and their carriers
The Periodic Table
Against animal testing
Home shoulder, back and neck massage
Research - Ginger oil for post operative nausea
Aromatherapy in China

Analysis of essential oils
Clinical trials
Cosmetic making
Essential oils and Prisons
Facial Massage
Aromatherapy and..loss of sexual desire in long term couples

American Herbal Products Association
Aroma Environment of Japan
Institute for Complementary Medicine 

Ammi Visnaga, used as a treatment for Asthma

Sesquiterpene hydrocarbons

Price, Aromatherapy for Health Professionals 2011
Price, Practical Aromatherapy 1983
Price, Carrier oils
Price, Hydrolats
Price, Aromatherapy Workbook

Rosie Brandrick, College Secretary

Gill Docherty, Customer Service

Ian Brealey, Sales

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