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Complete Aromatherapy Tutor

Everything You Need to Achieve Professional Expertise



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The Complete Aromatherapy Tutor: Everything You Need to Achieve Professional Expertise by Joanna Hoare
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"Covers everything you need to know"
5 stars"
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I showed this book to a qualified aromatoligist. They said it was one of the better books they have seen. It covers everything. Well worth having

"Great book,"
4 stars"
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This book is easy to follow and read, also very informative ,with an instructional guide and pictures on massage for adults and children.


A complete guide to the interesting and varied world of Aromatherapy. Expert aromatherapist Joanna Hoare covers every aspect of this ancient healing practice, including its long and varied history, its scientific basis, and a comprehensive list of oils and treatable ailments. There is also advice on how to establish your own practice and how to develop as a professional aromatherapist. Packed full of handy tips and hints, this is a must-have book for anyone who wants the whole story on aromatherapy.

Table of Contents

Introduction. About the author * How to use the book. The origins of aromatherapy. History and background of aromatherapy * Aromatherapy as a healing art * The benefits of aromatherapy * Recent developments and clinical research. How aromatherapy works. The origination of essential oils * Methods of extraction * Producing quality essential oils * Oils and their chemistry * Pathways and effects * Physical, mental, emotional effects of essential oils * Blending essential oils * Potency * Storage * Essential oil safety * Carrier oils. Essential oil profiles. How to use the directory * Profiles of over 40 essential oils * Quick reference chart. Aromatherapy treatments. Client consultation and health assessment * Contraindications * Empowering the client * Massage * Bathing * Vaporizers * Inhalation * Mouth-washes and gargles * Compresses * Creams and lotions * Shampoos * Evaluating and reviewing a treatment. Massage sequence. Full body massage * How massage works * When to give massage * Reactions to treatments * Professionalism * Preparation * Basic strokes * Shoulders and neck * Back * Legs, feet and arms * Face and head * Chest * Seated massage * Pregnancy massage * Baby massage. Body systems. Respiratory system * Circulatory system * Digestive system * Immune system * Reproductive system * Muscles and bones * Hair and skin * First aid. Holistic healing. Includes: Restoring balance * Anxiety * Palpitations and panic attacks * Stress * Headache and migraine * Insomnia * Concentration * Memory loss * Confidence and self-esteem * Anger and frustration * Depression and negativity * Aromatherapy in cancer care. Becoming an aromatherapist. How to set up and run your own practice * Ethics and professionalism * First aid * Continual professional development * Complementary therapies that may assist aromatherapy. Glossary. Index.

Author Biography

Joanna Hoare has been a practicing aromatherapist for over 20 years. She joined the IFA (International Federation of Aromatherapists) at their inauguration in 1985 and was elected Chair in 2004. Currently she examines for the IFA and travels the world, in particular the Far East, lecturing and teaching on aromatherapy.
Release date Australia
February 1st, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Gaia Books Ltd
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