Aromatherapy Massage: Essential Oils Explained for Health and Pleasure

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Penton Overseas, Inc, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 80 pages
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Aromatherapy is a healing therapy based on the use of pure essential oils for physical and emotional health and wellbeing. These all-natural oils have a powerful therapeutic affect but can also relieve stress and anxiety, bring balance and harmony, delight the senses and lift the spirits. Essential oils, derived from the flowers, leaves and other parts of plants, are highly concentrated and it is important to understand when and how to use them. Aromtherapist Margie Hare explains how the oils are derived, how to blend and use them and which oils to use as natural remedies for many common ailments. Aromatherapy Massage is especially beneficial. It can be stimulating or relaxing depending on the oils used and the technique applied. Both the book and the DVD feature aromatherapist Margie Hare's excellent step-by-step guide to the art of massage with essential oils. The massage techniques are fully illustrated, practical and easy to follow. Book jacket.
 

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Contents

WHAT is AROMATHERAPY?
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GETTING STARTED
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Ginger Grapefruit Jasmine Lavender 1617
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Patchouli Peppermint Petitgrain Pine 2223
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ESSENTIAL OILS IN CARRIER OILS
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ESSENTIAL OILS IN THE AIR
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ESSENTIAL OILS IN PURE ALCOHOL
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TREATING COMMON AILMENTS
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About the author (2004)

Hare was a speech and drama teacher then a publishing sales executive before establishing her own business specializing in growing and marketing herbs. Margie studied alternative-healing therapies including aromatherapy, reflexology, and massage. She now practices as a holistic healing therapist in aromatherapy, reflexology, Dr. Vodder Manual Lymph Drainage and combined decongestive therapy, remedial massage, reike and crystal point therapy.

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