“Each flower is a soul opening out to nature”
Gerard de nerval
While this is a new business field, aroma therapy is an old skin care method which dates back to ancient civilisations.
Where oils, incense, parfumes, candles were used for spititual reasons,beauty,rituals and clensing purposes .
Aromatherapy can be describe as the use of essential oils , for therapeutic purpose.
Aromatherapy is a gentle therapy ,it plays with the senses, and provides a sense of general well being.
Arears of usage: All over the body for massage, through breading, bath wash ,
Hair , to prevent hair loss, or scalp problems.
In an era of body perfection where we live today,
people are becoming more and more obsessed with their bodies and aroma therapy,
is one of those areas where you can easily use to perfect the body,
remove daily life stress, purification and alternative healing .
Playing with the senses
There is no proven medical benefits of aroma therapy as of today , but the therapy is gaining ground in
Improving moods, wellbeing and removing stress, relaxation .
Relaxation by massage.
Reduce anxiety especially during pregnancy, sleeping disorders,
These oils , candles, gives a sense of well being , playing with your senses , making you believe you are doing good, which eventually raises your morals if you are depressed.
Depending on the plant type, most of these oils can be found in different parts of the plant. The leaves, roots or the stems of a plant or it flowers.Extraction is done through distilation.
These oils can be extracted from plants like Eucalypto,flowers like the rose, lavander ( i like the scent ) rosemary,
This is good for people with respiratory problems . It helps clears the respiratory passage. I use it at times during colds, I just boiled water drop the plant directly in a little basin of water and cover my head with it, its so relieving.
Recently my sister told me this one helps the brain a lot , it boosts mental activity
Reduces signs of anxiety in women, it is uesd also to make soaps, perfumes.
Good to calm nervousness, improves blood circulation, blood surgar for those with diabetes, yeast infection, helps relieve pain muscle.
an anti oxidant.Based on the US national library of medicin, cinnamon helps reduce diarehea,vomiting.
Career changes are becoming more and more common especially if you have a family you may want to stay @ home and while staying at home you will like to have an income.
The rat race has its set backs . This is a good field in this rat race era, because more and more people are becoming stressed and the normal medicin is not responding so people are looking for natural ways of relaxing themselves.
They go to ;
SPAs for expensive week ends. But what about those who cannot afford the espensive Spas but need a therapy ?
If you are considering this business you will need a diploma .
The international Federation of aromatherapists dates back to 1985 and gives courses to people who want to become therapists.
The national association for holistic atomatherapy ( NAHA ). It is the leader in the field of aromatherapy.
Courses can be twice a week for one year. In England prices are around £3.000 . There are many schools offering the courses at variou levels , you can consult with the above mentioned associations for more details.
level 2 professional course , you must complete about 200 hours of training.
level 3 clinical aromatherapy certification.the standard is yet to be implimented.
For the Mind, Body and Soul
If you already have a diploma in massage therapy you may want to update to increase this section in your activity.
Essential oils are gaining ground and it is perfect for someone who is already in the field.
If you are going to be touching peoples bodies it is better you get a certificate because you will need a professional insurance. For a professional insurance it is best to be part of an association.
1) You have to choose between having an online store where you sell products on a website where you will have to build. If you just want to sell the oils with no advice then you don’t really need a diploma .
2) Produce your own products, and selling them online still good as a stay at home business.
3) The best aroma therapy home -based business.
In each of this cases you need an indept knowledge of the aromatherapy , essential oils and their benefits.
Study essential oils and their properties
You will have to understand the chemistry of plants and their potential damages.
YOUR DUTIES WILL INCLUDE
# 1 Explain the treatments to your clients
# 2 Get their medical history, their diets, and their lifestyles.
# 3 Keep records of treatments and oils used.
You will have to master interpersonal skills
Therapeutic uses of touch
Baby massage . In my area they charge €35 for a 30 minutes massage for babies.
AROMATHERAPY HOME-BASED BUSINESS
How and Where to start.
We have covered most part above, the certification you will need
Being part of an association
Get an insurance since you will be dealing with people
Oil diffusers. These come in all sizes , shapes and prices.
Oil samples to give out to your potential clients, especially during gatherings ,parties.
The zeal to take your business to the top.
Thank you for your attention. Please drop me some comments below let me know how your progress.