Comfort Care Aromatherapy Program

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COMFORT CARE AROMATHERAPY FOR THE ELDERLY AND HOSPICE PATIENTS  Using The Olfactory Sense In Working With Aromatherapy

An Introductory course to working with the Elderly, Terminal Ill, Hospice/Palliative Care Patients. This introductory course was designed to educate Massage Therapists’ and Caregivers who would like to work with patients or their loved ones.

It is intended to give a basic understanding of how Aromatherapy and essential oils can be used to help as an alternative therapy to help with comfort. Dolores works on a daily basis with terminally ill patients incorporating aromatherapy for her patients.

In our time together we will learn:

  • History of Aromatherapy and Use of Essential Oils Through The Ages
  • Fragrance(synthetic) versus Essential Oils (Plant)
  • How to use essential oils
  • How they are extracted from the plant
  • Quality and What to Look For when selecting your oil
  • Carrier Oils To use
  • Guidelines, Safety Use and How to mix and blend
  • Taxonomy (the classifications of organisms’ in an ordered system that indicates relationships)
  • Anatomy & Physiology of the 12 Body Systems
  • What Happens When We Smell
  • How you can work with your patients
  • How to select oils to use on your patients
  • Data Sheets for the essential oils we will be working with
  • Time working and interacting with each of the oils we will be using
  • Intake Form (this will guide you on questions to ask your client and how we then make a selection based off of this information)
  • Time to evaluate in class with another student to make blends and do an Intake Form
  • You will receive lecture and hands on time with the oils and making your own blend
  • You will receive after taking the class my resource information on where to buy your oils, supplies and where to buy a beginner kit with a bowl with the oils we studied in class!
Become a Comfort Care Aromatherapy Practitioner After completing this course you will do 12 case studies (working with hospice/palliative and the elderly) one for each month.  You will work with your client for the month; doing an evaluation, making product (s) based off of the evaluation, follow ups.  You will meet with Dolores once a month for a 15 to 30 minute phone session to review the information of your client for that month.  After your 12 case studies are complete and you have completed your internship and  have passed all of the requirements; you will then be a Comfort Care Aromatherapy Practitioner. For an additional fee.

Essential Oils we will be working with:

Bergamot –Citrus bergamia

hospice

Cedarwood – Juniperus Virginia

Eucalyptus – Eucalyptus radiata

Helichrysum – Helichrysum italicum

Lavender – Lavandula angustifolia

Lemon – Citrus limon

Neroli – Orange BlossomCitrus aurantium var. amara

Orange (Sweet) – Citrus sinensis

Palmarosa – Cymbopogon martini var. motia

Spearmint – Mentha spicata

Vetiver – Vetiveria zizanoides

Here Is What Students Are Saying

Your class was not only professionally exceptional, but personally uplifting and for me, it was miraculous. The information was just what I needed to settle down an out of control nervous system. I originally only went because it was convenient and affordable to finish up my last hours of needed CEU credit for license renewal.
What I got, was a missing link of information for my health as well as the health of my clients. I am a rep for Juice Plus and take it and recommend it to all my clients and they take it and we all benefit greatly from it . I think adding the oils is the extra thing that will help me and them – and the criteria is the same that I used in selecting to rep Juice Plus vs. other brands – the quality of the product – where it was grown – how it was grown – etc.
So thank you so much, Dolores! You do the work of angels. Deborah K

Here Is What Students Are Saying

Being a Massage Therapist for 25 years, I’ve taken many classes and I have to say that Dolores’s class on Comfort Care Aromatherapy is one of the best I’ve ever taken.  She is very knowledgeable.
The one great thing about Dolores is that instead of letting you know how much knowledge she has on this subject she shares her wealth of information.  It has taken years for her to gather all the information that she is so willing to share, and it was an honor to learn from her
I would recommend her Comfort Care Aromatherapy course not just for Massage Therapists, but for anyone that is connected in the medical field or is taking care of a loved one of their own
Thank you Dolores, you conduct an awesome class.  I look forward to taking other classes that you offer.
Pam M–Cape Coral 

Florida National #451790-11  – Florida Provider # 50-8980  – Florida Course 12 Hours Hands On#20-380695  – Home study Course available for 8 Hours of CE credit for Florida State/National and New York contact Dolores (you can also do this class online at Table Mesa – Florida Course# 20-313431(8 Hour Hometstudy Course) and National  

 

What They Are Saying About Comfort Care Aromatherapy

Dolores you area a wonderful teacher that truly loves what she does! The seating was comfortable, casual and great for learning…I felt like I was sitting with a friend. Creating my own blend was a wonderful experience. The class material will be something that I will reference time and time again.
Thank You! Kathy N, LMT Sanibel Florida

How It Got It Started

This introductory course was designed to educate Massage Therapists’ and Caregivers who would like to work with patients or their loved ones. It is intended to give a basic understanding of how Aromatherapy and essential oils can be used to help as an alternative therapy to help with comfort.

As with any other holistic modality; please consult with your doctor. Being a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Aromatherapist working in a hospice/palliative care setting I have the great honor of working with these patients. In January 2010 a dear friend of mine through my local massage chapter became ill and in a matter of a couple of weeks was placed on hospice services. He was in the hospice I worked for and I had the privileged of offering him comfort through my massage and aromatherapy; other members in the chapter had the same idea and visited him to offer the healing art of touch.

Of course being an aromatherapist I included aromatherapy which gave me the idea for this course. Since my friend was very active in helping his community; our local massage chapter decided to create a network of Massage Therapist to work on friends and family who are dealing with a terminal illness within our chapter. I offered to give a presentation on how massage and aromatherapy is integrated within a hospice setting. Working with palliative care patients is very different; than traditional massage and there was a need for education.

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