July 7

How to choose an essential oil brand? Franci Machado, Certified Aromatherapist

MASSAGE THERAPY

ALL BODYWORK SERVICES ARE $105 PER HOUR  

THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE

Therapeutic Massage is a full body customized massage which includes the use of various techniques to include trigger point, deep penetrating hot/cold contrast, deep tissue, and swedish techniques (based upon individual assessment).

SWEDISH MASSAGE

Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.

DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE

Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don’t get too uncomfortable.

LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MANUAL THERAPY

Lymphatic Drainage Manual Therapy is a specialized body work technique that is provided by advanced trained licensed and certified health care practitioners such as nurses, massage therapists, and acupuncturists. This therapy applies repetitive pressure at lymph node sites and a stroking technique along lymph vessels that stimulates the movement of lymph fluid. This therapy assists with post surgical swelling and inflammation due to numerous heath complaints such as sinusitis, arthritis, gastritis, back pain, neck pain and more.

REFLEXOLOGY

Reflexology – The principles of reflexology embody techniques designed to keep the body’s systems operating at peak efficiency. Providing gentle pressure along points in the feet can help achieve balance in the body by normalizing the function of the internal organs and stimulating the body’s natural healing process.

TRIGGER POINT THERAPY

Trigger Point Therapy – A trigger point is a tight area within the muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. A trigger point in the back, for example, may produce referred pain in the neck. The neck, now acting as a satellite trigger point, may then cause pain in the head. The pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache. Trigger point massage therapy is specially designed to alleviate the pain at the source through cycles of isolated pressure and release. You can experience a significant decrease in pain after just one treatment. Receiving massage with trigger point therapy on a regular basis can alleviate a lot of stress associated with chronic pain.

GERIATRIC MASSAGE

Geriatric Massage is designed to address the specific needs of the elderly. This type of massage uses gentle and light application of massage techniques with oil or lotion to permit your muscles to be worked on without excessive friction to the skin. Geriatric massage has been shown to relieve anxiety and provide comfort, especially to touch-deprived elderly clients.

Beginning your journey with essential oils can be overwhelming.  Knowing which oils to choose, how to use them and where to buy them can confuse anyone.

Here are the top three things to look for when purchasing an essential oil:   

  1. Stick with companies who specialize in producing essential oils.   This also means avoid buying your oils from discount stores. Many companies do try to hop on the essential oil bandwagon and sell oils that are of sub-par quality. Stick with companies who mainly focus on essential oils.
  2. Reputable companies will have the Latin binomial (scientific) name for the oil on the bottle. For example, Roman Chamomile would list the Latin name as: Chamaemelum nobile.
  3. Check the bottle for sourcing information.  The bottle should tell you where it was sourced, meaning what part of the world it came from. If it’s not on the bottle it will be on the website. If they do not have a website or if you cannot obtain the information, it would be wise to not purchase that oil.

In addition to the above,  be aware that currently, there are no regulations on how an essential oil company labels or markets their oils. An example would be a company adding “fillers” or “cutting” an essential oil by adding a synthetic oil. If this happens, what you are applying to yourself could potentially cause an adverse skin reaction. Also, your experience with essential oils will be less than favorable as adulterated oils will not have the benefits that a quality essential oil would have, ultimately discrediting the use of essential oils. Reputable companies will adhere to the guidelines above & then some. I find that they do try to be as transparent as possible to the consumer.

The following essential oil companies meet the above guidelines:  Doterra https://www.doterra.com/US/en, Pompeii http://pompeiiorganics.com/essential-oils, Rocky Mountain Oils https://www.rockymountainoils.com/,  and Lunaroma https://www.lunaroma.com/.

I hope you will join one of our upcoming workshops.  You can also call to schedule an individual aromatherapy consultation.

Call 301-570-4050 to schedule an aromatherapy consultation.


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Beginning your journey with essential oils can be overwhelming.  Knowing which oils to choose, how to use them and where to buy them can confuse anyone.

Here are the top three things to look for when purchasing an essential oil:   

  1. Stick with companies who specialize in producing essential oils.   This also means avoid buying your oils from discount stores. Many companies do try to hop on the essential oil bandwagon and sell oils that are of sub-par quality. Stick with companies who mainly focus on essential oils.
  2. Reputable companies will have the Latin binomial (scientific) name for the oil on the bottle. For example, Roman Chamomile would list the Latin name as: Chamaemelum nobile.
  3. Check the bottle for sourcing information.  The bottle should tell you where it was sourced, meaning what part of the world it came from. If it’s not on the bottle it will be on the website. If they do not have a website or if you cannot obtain the information, it would be wise to not purchase that oil.

In addition to the above,  be aware that currently, there are no regulations on how an essential oil company labels or markets their oils. An example would be a company adding “fillers” or “cutting” an essential oil by adding a synthetic oil. If this happens, what you are applying to yourself could potentially cause an adverse skin reaction. Also, your experience with essential oils will be less than favorable as adulterated oils will not have the benefits that a quality essential oil would have, ultimately discrediting the use of essential oils. Reputable companies will adhere to the guidelines above & then some. I find that they do try to be as transparent as possible to the consumer.

The following essential oil companies meet the above guidelines:  Doterra https://www.doterra.com/US/en, Pompeii http://pompeiiorganics.com/essential-oils, Rocky Mountain Oils https://www.rockymountainoils.com/,  and Lunaroma https://www.lunaroma.com/.

I hope you will join one of our upcoming workshops.  You can also call to schedule an individual aromatherapy consultation.

Call 301-570-4050 to schedule an aromatherapy consultation.

Beginning your journey with essential oils can be overwhelming.  Knowing which oils to choose, how to use them and where to buy them can confuse anyone.

Here are the top three things to look for when purchasing an essential oil:   

  1. Stick with companies who specialize in producing essential oils.   This also means avoid buying your oils from discount stores. Many companies do try to hop on the essential oil bandwagon and sell oils that are of sub-par quality. Stick with companies who mainly focus on essential oils.
  2. Reputable companies will have the Latin binomial (scientific) name for the oil on the bottle. For example, Roman Chamomile would list the Latin name as: Chamaemelum nobile.
  3. Check the bottle for sourcing information.  The bottle should tell you where it was sourced, meaning what part of the world it came from. If it’s not on the bottle it will be on the website. If they do not have a website or if you cannot obtain the information, it would be wise to not purchase that oil.

In addition to the above,  be aware that currently, there are no regulations on how an essential oil company labels or markets their oils. An example would be a company adding “fillers” or “cutting” an essential oil by adding a synthetic oil. If this happens, what you are applying to yourself could potentially cause an adverse skin reaction. Also, your experience with essential oils will be less than favorable as adulterated oils will not have the benefits that a quality essential oil would have, ultimately discrediting the use of essential oils. Reputable companies will adhere to the guidelines above & then some. I find that they do try to be as transparent as possible to the consumer.

The following essential oil companies meet the above guidelines:  Doterra https://www.doterra.com/US/en, Pompeii http://pompeiiorganics.com/essential-oils, Rocky Mountain Oils https://www.rockymountainoils.com/,  and Lunaroma https://www.lunaroma.com/.

I hope you will join one of our upcoming workshops.  You can also call to schedule an individual aromatherapy consultation.

Call 301-570-4050 to schedule an aromatherapy consultation.

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