You might have read about Aromatherapy Consultations and wondered how they are performed.
An aromatherapy consultation is made up of several steps:
holistic aromatherapy assessment, assessment review, treatment design and orientation and follow up.
They can be conducted in person at Healing Aromas Studio in Guelph ON, over the phone or on Skype.
Understanding what to expect from your consultation can help you make the most of your appointment.
An aromatherapy assessment begins with the client filling out a detailed form covering the client’s holistic health history, conditions, reasons for seeking aromatherapy, application preferences, and other information. This information can be provided prior to the actual aromatherapy consultation with the aromatherapist.
Aromatherapy Holistic Assessment Review
During the review the client and aromatherapist review and clarify the information on the form. The review session lasts about 15 - 20 minutes and help the client and the therapist to asses the physical and emotional needs of the client.
Design of an Aromatherapy Treatment/Product and Orientation
Following the review, the aromatherapist creates a unique blend and product to address the client’s needs and/or intentions such as to relieve stress, eczema or aches and pains. Products can take the form of massage or bath oils, balms, creams, personal inhalers, diffusers, etc. Clients are asked about their application preferences, and, if appropriate for the condition or issues, the aromatherapist will design the product and treatment regime according to those preferences. An effective application needs to take into consideration the client’s preferences.
Blends and products are designed to take into account the client’s needs and unique characteristics (e.g., skin type, allergies and emotional reaction to the scents), his/her preferred method of application, the therapeutic attributes of both the essential oils and carriers (the latter also have significant healing properties) and the best method of delivery for the specific product and condition.
Each product is accompanied with a detailed description of the product and directions for use.
The aromatherapist follows up with the client for feedback on the treatment. Sometimes the treatment needs to be adjusted. In nearly all situations, more than one type of application will be appropriate, and essential oil and carrier blends can be altered and deliver an equally effective treatment. Depending on the condition and treatment regime, the aromatherapist will follow up within a couple of days to a week or ten days. Multiple follow ups are not uncommon.
The benefits of an Aromatherapy consultation and treatments affect the whole person, aiming to not only bring relief to physical conditions but to enhance wellness and balance.