A Comprehensive Guide to the Use of Essential Oils & Hydrosols with Animals
Author: Kristen Leigh Bell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
It is only in recent years that aromatherapy, or essential oil therapy, has gained substantial acceptance; this is primarily due to French veterinarians who have begun using essential oils and hydrosols in their practices. Laypeople, of course, have been enjoying great success treating animals with the very same substances for many years; for it is not just the medical professionals who can safely and effectively administer these aromatic oils. Anyone enabled with quality essential oils or hydrosols and adequate knowledge can use a plant's most concentrated and energetic byproducts to improve the health of their animals, and treat and prevent various illnesses and common ailments. Aromatherapy is actually a science that has a much larger archive of supported scientific data than most other holistic care methods. However, most of these studies were originally published in French or German. Aromatherapy was the first natural, holistic therapy the author began using, and she relies on it as my primary form of healthcare to treat and balance all sorts of minor ailments and discomforts in the lives of her family and their pets. She has rarely needed to use any other sort of remedy to achieve the desired result. These powerful substances are the most fascinating, sensual and complex of all natural therapies -- a combination that proves to be so enthralling it eventually develops into a grand passion for many.
This textbook of aromatherapy is aimed specifically at the health professional working in a community or hospital setting. It covers both theoretical and practical aspects of aromatherapy, examining research in this area, chemical components of essential oils, massage and other topics.
This new edition of ESSENTIAL CHEMISTRY FOR SAFE AROMATHERAPY provides an accessible account of the key theoretical aspects of chemistry and their application into the safe practice of aromatherapy. For readers with a limited science background, this book offers a clear and concisely written guide to essential information in chemistry. For practitioners, the book applies chemistry to the practical and therapeutic use of essential oils, and leads to a better understanding of composition, properties and technical data related to essential oils. Takes the fear and mystery out of chemistry for aromatherapy students! Presents crucial information in a clear and easily-digestible format, highlighting key points all along Allows professional aromatherapists to practice with greater confidence, safety and skill, and to extend the range of their practice through a clearer understanding of chemical properties of essential oils. Covers the scope of what is taught at major aromatherapy teaching centres, and structures the material to make sure each chapter provides the reader with a rounded understanding of the topic covered. A glossary is included for easy reference. Fully-updated throughout Chapter 5, Analytical Techniques completely brought up to date Chapter 6 Oil Profiles updated to include those used in current training New section entitled 'In perspectives' covers risks and benefits, interpretation of clinical trials and experimental data, use of essential oils in aromatherapy and functional groups in relation to therapeutic properties
Here is a complete guide to aromatherapy, a modern healing technique with ancient origins. Essential Aromatherapy organizes essential oils into alphabetical listings, providing their profiles, applications, and the physical and emotional conditions that warrant their use. Also included are detailed treatments for a variety of ailments and special circumstances.
Aromatherapy for Health Professionals covers the full spectrum of theory and practice from essential oil science and the foundations of practice to the application of aromatherapy for specific conditions. The fourth edition of this highly successful book provides a clear and authoritative introduction to aromatherapy as practiced in modern health care settings. It gives valuable information for any health professional wishing to develop their understanding of the subject, providing the in-depth knowledge needed to use essential oils in the practice environment. NEW FOR THIS EDITION * Two new chapters – Wound Care and Bereavement – provide valuable additions to the text * The chapter ‘Aromas, Mind and Body’ has been enhanced * Several new essential oils – giving properties, indications and cautions – have been added * New case histories illustrate the practical application of theory and techniques described * References have been updated and new research added The book is supported by a CD-ROM of ancillary tables covering essential oils for general use in health-care settings including indications for safe, therapeutic uses of essential oils; those to be used with caution; and essential oil definitions.
Finding Infinity, Vol. 1: An easy aromatherapy guide to blending essential oils, will take you through a journey of aromatherapy and self-discovery. You will love the practical, natural, and easy approaches to beauty, health, rejuvenation, and stress reduction. In this first volume, you will be introduced to nine essential oils: Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary, Tangerine, Tea Tree, and Ylang Ylang. You will be guided as you create functional and multi-purpose aromatherapy products, including massage oils and perfume roll-ons. Aromatherapy, through the use of pure essential oils, is a natural way to improve the quality of life. Essential oils are a vital aspect of anti-aging because they are 'cytophylactic,' which means that they promote cell rejuvenation. Embedded in Finding Infinity are keys to rejuvenating the body, mind, emotions, and spirit. As you read about aromatherapy, look for pairs of infinity symbols to unlock the power within.
Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.
Discover the fragrant world of essential oils. Herbalist Colleen K. Dodt profiles the healing and cleaning powers of dozens of oils extracted from herbs, flowers, roots, barks, and resins. This comprehensive guide includes recipes for natural cleaning products, lotions, and ointments that will keep you feeling happy and smelling great. Fill your days with stimulating scents as you learn to use essential oils to wash your dishes, soothe sunburns, combat stress, and improve the quality of your life.
Foundations of Massage 3e is a comprehensive practical and theoretical foundation for all aspects of massage therapy. The book prepares students for clinical practice through the presentation of step by step techniques and treatments. This revision of this Australian text for the practice of massage therapy includes new material on specialised application of massage, such as providing services for people with disabilities, working in aged care and providing services for people with chronic disease states and life challenging illnesses. More than 350 illustrations and photographs of manual applications Questions and activities at the end of each chapter Comprehensive glossary Evidence for massage therapy completely revised and updated Inclusion of references to legislative and regulatory information to massage therapy practitioners Expanded anatomy illustrations in full colour appendices A more comprehensive chapter on pregnancy massage updated by well known international author Suzanne Yates A more comprehensive chapter on infant massage History chapter has been expanded to include influences on the massage industry from Europe and North America
Aromatherapy is a fast growing natural therapy which uses pure distilled essential plant oils to improve the health of body and mind. This book explains every aspect of this fascinating approach to healing, showing how oils can be used in many beneficial ways: inhalation, ingestion, compresses, baths, teas and massage. It also includes an illustrated section on aromatherapy massage techniques and shows how to blend pure essential oils to suit different purposes.
The Specific Hydrosols for Aromatherapy : a Guide for Health Professionals
Author: Len Price,Shirley Price
Distilled waters, or hydrolats, are therapeutic in many ways, and yet little has been written to clarify their properties and clinical applications. This book details the nature, properties (where known), and nomenclature of hydrolats, and gathers in one source the sure and sensible facts about distilled waters. Already used by aromatherapists interested in extending their therapeutic range, this book provides all therapists with the confidence to practice safely with a solid understanding of the value of hydrolats. Dispels confusion over what hydrolats and distilled waters actually are - equipping the therapist to make accurate choices in what to use for effective therapeutic interventions. Analyzes the science of hydrolats and sorts fact from wild claim. Extends the range of therapeutic interventions available to the practicing aromatherapist/massage therapist.
Cleanse the body and balance the mind with this illustrated book. Aromatherapy can be used for the everyday demands in a woman's life, by responding to physical and emotional issues such as stress and depression, boosting health and vitality, treating your hair, nails and body, and alleviating the discomforts of menstruation, pregnancy and menopause. Discover the relaxing and invigorating therapeutic treatments which use aromatic essential oils, and draw on the healing properties of plants. Develop your own bath drops and massage oils, ideal for restoring mind-body harmony.
Barbara Ann Brennan continues her ground-breaking exploration of the human energy field, or aura—the source of our experience of health or illness. Drawing on many new developments in her teaching and practice, she shows how we can be empowered as both patients and healers to understand and work with our most fundamental healing power: the light that emerges from the very center of our humanity. In a unique approach that encourages a cooperative effort among healer, patient, and other health-care providers, Light Emerging explains what the healer perceives visually, audibly, and kinesthetically and how each of us can participate in every stage of the healing process. Presenting a fascinating range of research, from a paradigm of healing based on the science of holography to insights into the "hara level" and the "core star," Light Emerging is at the leading edge of healing practice in our time.