What is Professional Aromatherapy ?

   For most people the word, "aroma", immediately brings to mind the smell of a freshly peeled orange, a bouquet of roses and even the smells of cool pine, cedar and fir trees framing a walk along a path in the forest. The integrative botanical medicine therapy specialization of Professional Aromatherapy is not just all about the aromas that are deeply embedded in our minds but the

" art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic properties from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and the seat of our emotions and character, our Spirit. Professional Aromatherapy is both a preventative approach as well as an active method to employ during acute and chronic stages of illness or 'dis'-ease." (NAHA.org)                       

Clinical Aromatherapy?

   So, now you are asking yourself "how is this different from Professional Aromatherapy? Though both Professional Aromatherapy and Clinical Aromatherapy start with the same knowledge base:

application methods, blending, botany, business development, case studies, chemistry(organic), client education, consultation, history and modern developments, privacy and ethics, production, profiles and properties of essential oils

 Clinical Aromatherapy prepares the health professional to practice and prescribe Aromatherapy in a clinical setting that uses Western,Complementary and Integrative Medicine modalities.