Aromatherapy, also referred to as Essential Oil therapy, can be defined as the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit. It seeks to unify physiological, psychological and spiritual processes to enhance an individual's innate healing process.
~ National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy
Leslie's Aromatherapy Journey
My first exposure to Essential Oils was 12 years ago when I was enrolled in Massage Therapy School. A lady well versed in essential oils visited our massage class and explained what Aromatherapy was, and introduced us to different oils (their scent and therapeutic benefit). We walked out of that classroom drunk off all the oils we smelled that night! That evening left me thirsting for more!
I was exposed further to aromatherapy and massage services while working at Marengo Luxury Spa in downtown Cleveland. Working under another therapist with an extensive aromatherapy background, I was able to further understand dilution, oils for ailments, and blending.
While attending the Level 1 Aromatherapy Certification, I was struggling with terrible tooth pain following a dental procedure. No one could figure out what was causing all the pain, and lots of antibiotics, steroids and pain medicine was prescribed. All these synthetic medicines made me sick, and the pain medicine was barely offering relief. Through an accident (much like when Rene Maurice Gattefosse realized the strong healing properties of lavender essential oils following an extreme chemical burn of his hand), I realized that while exposed to essential oils, the inflammation went down and nerve pain drastically diminished! No longer did I have to be on pharmaceutical medicine, while I went through the processes of solving the source of the problem.
When you have an experience, such as this, that saves your soul in a way, you just want to tell everyone! This passion has provided me with a heart to incorporate Aromatherapy with Massage services.
Please visit me for an Aromatherapy Massage and/or Consultation at The Barn and we can come up with a blend that is right for you!
60 min. Aromatherapy Massage: $75
90 min. Aromatherapy Massage: $105
30 min. Aromatherapy Consultation with custom roll-on or 2oz lotion blend: $50