Andrea Butje of Aromahead Institute and I have collaborated to create an online class, Aromatherapy for Massage Therapists. As with all of our classes, Aromatherapy for Massage Therapists is comprehensive, cutting edge and fun!
Aromatherapy, massage therapy, and Meridian Massage are all effective forms of medicine on their own. Combining the three creates a treatment method that is even greater than its parts.
You know how smelling fresh squeezed grapefruit juice makes you feel more cheerful? Feelings change in response to smell due to a cascade of events within our brain.
Our sense of smell has a quick and direct impact on the limbic system, which is part of our very complex brain. The limbic system plays a role in learning, memory, perception, motivation, and emotions.
Massage therapy stimulates millions of sensory nerves in the skin. These sensory nerves send their information to the limbic system of the brain.
Qi (“chee”) is our energy, sometimes referred to as our “Vital Force.” This energy moves through the body along meridians. The meridians form a complex web throughout the body. Qi, or Vital Force, is at the core of Chinese medicine. Chinese medicine is the basis for Meridian Massage.
The class is designed specifically for massage therapists and bodyworkers, qualifying for 36 CEU’s in Florida and New York. Learn more