Aromatherapy is the use of pure essential oils extracted from various parts of plants. The most common extraction method is steam distillation. Fresh plant material is put in a vat resting on a large steamer basket. As the water is heated, the rising steam carries the volatile oils from the fresh plant parts up to the top of the vat, where it condenses into a separate container. As the condensed steam cools, the essential oils float to the top of the water. The quality of the oil depends on the quality and purity of the plant matter used (organic is best), and how carefully the essential oils are handled once they have been extracted. Essential oils will evaporate quickly, so must be kept tightly bottled.
Essential oils are extremely concentrated. For example, chamomile essential oil is about 70 times stronger than chamomile tea. When the oils are inhaled, they quickly osmose through fine capillaries into the bloodstream, so can affect any part of the body. Most pure essential oils should not be applied directly to the skin full strength, and need to be diluted so as not to cause burns. Also, some essential oils are strong enough to bring on a menstrual cycle a few days early, or increase the flow, and pregnant women should avoid these oils. There are safety precautions for many oils, so it is always important to mention any health conditions that I might need to take into consideration when creating your blend.
I use Applied Kinesiology (muscle-testing) or intuition to determine which oils you need on the day of your session. The oils needed vary from session to session. I custom-blend your aromatherapy oils based on your needs in the moment.
Custom Aromatherapy Blends
I can create a custom blend for a specific purpose, and blend and bottle it for you while you wait. I use applied kinesiology to determine the ingredients for your custom blend, and you do not have to be present for me to make a custom blend for you. Blends I have made for people include Meditation, Abundance, Courage, Concentration (help with studying), Joy, Heart Healing, Relaxation, Grounding and Centering, Psychic Self-Protection, Love Potions (Aphrodisiacs), and blends intended to be used as home remedies for a variety of health conditions, such as Coughs/Colds/Bronchitis, Insomnia, Anxiety/Overwhelm/Fear, Depression, Amenorrhea (inhaling Basil 5 times a day will nearly always jumpstart the menstrual cycle!), Indigestion, Colic, Headaches, Muscle aches, Immune system support, Kidney support, Liver support, Blood Pressure regulation, Scar Healing, and Skin care for aging/drying or oily skin.
My expertise is in making blends that address specific challenges of a physical, emotional, mental or spiritual nature. I have to be honest that I am not good at making perfume blends in which the only intention is scent. My custom blends generally smell amazing, and one way to know that a blend is balancing for your system is that your body likes the scent and wants more of it.
The Raindrop Aromatherapy Treatment
The Raindrop Technique is an Aromatherapy treatment that involves a specific set of essential oils selected to effect detoxification in the physical body and the energy field. The oils are dropped through the auric field from a height of about 18 inches, affecting the subtle layers of the energy body as they fall to the skin. The oils are then massaged into the tissues using techniques designed to stimulate their effectiveness on an energetic level.
This is an excellent treatment to receive as part of a cleansing and detoxification program. The particular massage techniques are also supremely relaxing, and can be received purely for pleasure and enjoyment.