Sanam Fouladvand Novak
AromaTouch Technique is the application of essential oils to the back and feet. This technique combines the unique benefits of human touch with the power of essential oils to create an overall wellness experience. The essential oils used in the AromaTouch Technique were chosen for their individual and combined aromatic properties.
- our body contains approximately 1000 different genes that encode for odor receptors.
- There is a direct connection between our nose and our brain’s emotional control center: the limbic system
- The limbic system controls our emotions, mood and memory. This is why the »aroma of the AromaTouch Technique is so important.
- Touch is the first sense that we develop when we are born
- The right kind of touch can lower blood pressure, cortisol levels and heart rate.
The AromaTouch Technique uses light, consistent touch that creates a beneficial response in the recipient.
Many of our likes or dislikes of different smells come from the experiences we attach to them. There is convincing evidence that pleasant aromas can improve our mood and sense of well-being. Each essential oil in the AromaTouch Technique was selected for its individual aromatic properties, and for their powerful aromatic properties when combined. The overall scent of AromaTouch is soothing, light and pleasant to the senses.
Physical touch is as important to the AromaTouch Technique as the aroma itself because of its ability to soothe the body and bring people together. While the main purpose of the technique is to apply the oils and provide the recipient with an essential oil experience, the AromaTouch Technique is also about connecting with another person on an emotional level. The connections developed through the AromaTouch Technique form feelings of trust and help the recipient relax. The following movements help accomplish the results that we want with each step
Unlike massage, which involves powerful hand movements that are focused on specific outcomes (breakdown of muscular adhesions, stimulating the central nervous system, aiding recovery, etc.), the gentleness of an AromaTouch Technique has a much different spectrum of benefits. Tender touch almost instantaneously activates the release of oxytocin (often referred to as the “love” or “hug” hormone), decreases heart rate and blood pressure, and has a beneficial influence on multiple other stress-sensitive systems.
Lavender essential oil has been cherished for its unmistakable aroma and calming properties for thousands of years. Due to its soothing nature, it is used in the AromaTouch Technique to promote relaxation.
Tea Tree essential oil :More commonly called “tea tree”, Melaleuca has 90 different compounds and limitless applications. Melaleuca is an essential part of the AromaTouch Technique for its cleansing effect.
Peppermint essential oil, a well loved oil by many, provides a myriad of benefits. Peppermint essential oil is used in the AromaTouch Technique for its overall invigoration and energy promoting qualities.
Wild Orange essential oil: Cold pressed from the peel, Wild Orange releases an energizing, citrusy aroma. We use Wild Orange in the AromaTouch Technique because of its ability to energize and revitalize.
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