Clinical Aromatherapy

Clinical Aromatherapy

Clinical Aromatherapy utilizes the essential oils of plants to facilitate wellness and health. Aromatherapy can be utilized two ways: topical application or inhalation. Topical application is the use of essential oils diluted with a carrier oil or lotion on the skin. This use is helpful for pain, inflammation, congestion, swelling, etc in specific body areas without treating the body as a whole. Essential oils used via inhalation (inhaler or diffusion) can assist with congestion as well as a host of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, PTSD, grounding, etc. Clinical aromatherapy is NOT a replacement for proper medical or psychiatric care and prescriptions. Grounding Flight does not sell essential oils and is not a distributor of essential or carrier oils.

I specialize in working with clients to create a personal blend that meets their specific cognitive, emotional, and/or mental health needs. Essential oils can be a powerful assistive component to mental health due to the connection between the olfactory nerve and the limbic system of the brain. The limbic system processes emotional responses and is the first line of reception of stimuli to interpretation or meaning making. By intervening via scent and the therapeutic properties of essential oils, aromatherapy can soothe the limbic system and interrupt overreaction. Through an assessment conversation, I identify the particular presentation of struggles and challenges that contribute to anxiety, panic, depression, PTSD, grief, etc and create a blend that meets your particular needs as an assist to therapy. After the assessment and consultation, the client has an option of receiving a sample of the blend for use or of taking a copy of the blend home to blend with their personal oils.

Grounding Flight Wellness provides consultations for clinical aromatherapy independent of psychotherapy services. Clients may utilize clinical aromatherapy consultations without also receiving psychotherapy services. Workshops on the use of essential oils are available by request. Insurance benefits do not cover aromatherapy services.

For more information about aromatherapy and essential oils, see the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy or the Aromahead Institute  for a free Introduction to Aromatherapy web program or contact me using the Contact page found on this website.

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