|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!
Essential Oils we will be working with:
Bergamot –Citrus bergamia
Cedarwood – Juniperus Virginia
Eucalyptus – Eucalyptus radiata
Helichrysum – Helichrysum italicum
Lavender – Lavandula angustifolia
Lemon – Citrus limon
Neroli – Orange Blossom – Citrus aurantium var. amara
Orange (Sweet) – Citrus sinensis
Palmarosa – Cymbopogon martini var. motia
Spearmint – Mentha spicata
Vetiver – Vetiveria zizanoides
Here Is What Students Are Saying
Here Is What Students Are Saying
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
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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.