In recent times Aromatherapy and the use of essential oils has become a recognized alternative and complementary modality for health and well-being. Increasingly essential oils are being used to support physical and emotional health. Unfortunately there is a lack of reliable information regarding safe and effective use of essential oils. It is important for those who are thinking of using essential oils to support a specific health concern to start off with a solid base of practical knowledge.
An Aromatherapy consultation serves a variety of purposes that hinge on the important principles of education and instruction. Aromatherapists do not diagnose, prescribe or treat a specific condition, but they provide educational resources, instruction and guidance about how essential oils can support the body’s natural tendency towards balance. In this effort it is important for the practitioner to impart industry recognized guidelines for the safe usage of essential oils.
An initial consult includes a discussion about the specific goal that is desired from using essential oils. A client may have a targeted concern or may just be seeking to learn more about using essential oils and the basic principles of Aromatherapy. General guidelines are shared regarding effective applications, safe formulations and recommendations for essential oils appropriate to the body’s systems to be addressed. A consult will ultimately enable the client to make informed decisions, while following safe usage guidelines. A beneficial result of the relationship between the client and the Aromatherapist is that it will provide a pathway for future access to reliable information.
Those who are new to Aromatherapy will find that starting off with the guidance of a certified practitioner will aid to reduce confusion, improve safety and ensure positive results.