Aromatherapy for Massage

with Bonnie Stetson, LMT

16 CEs (NCBTMB/NY)

Date: Apr 19, 2017
Time: 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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Bring the Power of Essential Oils to your Practice

In this workshop we will take a comprehensive look at aromatherapy for massage. We will explore its history and progression as well as Essential Oil quality, actions, selection, blending and contraindications. Participants will learn and practice specific and efficacious aromatherapy massage techniques ending with practice of a complete Aromatherapy Massage. Upon completion you will have the ability to incorporate part or all you have learned into your own massage practice.

Natural Rest Aromatherapy Essential Oil Blends will be available for your use, or bring essential oils of your own choosing. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, bring massage linens and be prepared to work with a partner.

headshot-1Bonnie Stetson, B.S., LMT, ICA is a 1986 Graduate of the Swedish Institute and has been a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist practicing with people and horses for 30 years. Since graduating from the Swedish Institute she has studied many massage modalities including Myofascial Release, Sports Massage, Trager, Thai Massage and Ayurvedic Massage, earning certifications in Aromatherapy, Medical Massage and Manual Lymphatic Drainage. Bonnie practices Therapeutic Massage drawing on many techniques to address each client’s individual needs. Bonnie has always been fascinated with the plant world, studying herbs and essential oils and utilizing Aromatherapy in her massage practice. She developed a line of Aromatherapy massage and body oils as part of Natural Rest Aromatherapy using the principles of medical aromatherapy and scent memory. Bonnie believes that Aromatherapy adds a powerful dimension to any massage and needn’t be limited to its own practice. Bonnie also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Vermont and is a US Pony Club Graduate A. She has a home in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania where she practices equine massage, trains her Off Track Thoroughbred and teaches riding.

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