Adding aromatherapy to your quiver of services can really be an asset to your massage therapy practice. However, it’s vital to understand that
aromatherapy oils are very powerful and can be harmful to your clients if they aren’t properly used.
Don’t use oils on clients without checking that they have no allergies and without knowing the possible side effects.
Do your Research
Read up on the oils you are thinking about using, watch training videos online or take a course on aromatherapy so you know exactly what to use. Different oils are used to treat different afflictions and in different quantities.
The investment of time and money on a professional qualification is well worth it.
Be your own Guinea Pig
Try out your new oils and techniques on yourself first so you know exactly what it feels like and how effective it is. You can also practice on family and friends and invite suggestions so that you can perfect your techniques before trying them on clients.
Less is More
When you start, learning the oils, how to use them, the right quantities, the side effects and the applications can be quite overwhelming. Start with three mild oils like lavender, chamomile and lemon balm. Use these until you have mastered them and then slowly add oils as you have time to study up on them.
Store your Oils Properly
Store oils in a dry, dark place as sunlight can compromise the efficacy of some oils.
Aromatherapy oils are potent, so use them in very small quantities. Follow the manufacturer’s suggestions on quantities which you will mix with your massage oils. When in doubt, use less than advised to ensure safety.
Always check with clients that they aren’t allergic and get them to smell oils to see that they like the aroma. Test a little of the oil on sensitive skin (like inside the elbow) before starting your massage.
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