Whenever I tell someone that I’m an Aromatherapist, the most common reaction I hear is WHAT IS THAT?

An Aromatherapist is someone who is trained in the holistic modality of Aromatherapy, which is the study of the use of essential oils to promote health and wellbeing.

I began a Certified Aromatherapist Program in 2007. This included 400 hours plus case studies learning about essential oil chemistry and therapeutic properties, anatomy, physiology, pathology as well as aroma massage.

Wait. What is Aroma Massage?

Aroma massage is a specialized treatment that incorporates a client-specific essential oil blend into the massage. This is different and unique for each person, tailored to their needs and wants at the time.

The massage is a full body, light touch, rhythmical, soothing and relaxing experience. On its own it is helpful for relieving stress-related complaints and helping to balance the body’s systems; when coupled with a customized essential oil blend it can become a powerful and effective treatment for health.

I took my Aromatherapist certification through JoyEssence Aromatherapy Centre in Guelph, ON. This course is recognized by the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists (CFA), National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) and British Columbia Alliance of Aromatherapy (BCAOA). I’m currently a professional member of the CFA.

Some examples of aromatherapy treatment include:

  • Immune boosting
  • Stress relieving
  • Grief/Trauma
  • Energizing
  • Hormone balancing
  • Anti inflammatory
  • Gastrointestinal disorders

Blog originally posted June 28, 2018

Melissa Trenholm

Melissa is a Certified Aromatherapist & Reflexologist.  Book a Treatment She works with clients to create a customized treatment plan providing stress relief and promoting wellness through the use of essential oils. Melissa also creates natural remedies for health and healing, including the Maeflower Soap products available at Gateway Development and online.