Aroma Therapy sessions have always been stand-alone services with Canine Therapeutics, but effective August 1, it will be an add-on service to a massage session.
In case you are not sure what Aroma Therapy is, I would like to give you a quick overview. But, first, watch this video. This is probably the best way for you to get an idea of what an Aroma Therapy session looks like.
What Is Aroma Therapy?
Aroma Therapy is a form of alternative medicine that uses essential oils for medical and therapeutics purposes.
What Are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are aromatic liquid distilled from plants, shrubs, trees, roots, leaves or seeds.
How Do Essential Oils Work?
- Physically: antiseptic, anti viral, antibacterial, initiate cell regeneration, etc.
Tea tree has powerful antiseptic properties and is often used as a teeth and /or ear cleaner. Also commonly used to ward off insects.
- Psychologically: aromatic molecules are absorbed into the bloodstream from the nasal cavity to the limbic system (responsible for emotional responses, smell, reason and formation of memories.)
Roman camomile with sadative properties is often used for anxiety or depression. Similarily, Bergamot, Marjoram, Lavendar, Valerian…etc., and many others are used to calm, relax, wipe out negative feelings or elevate mood.
How Do You Use Essential Oils?
- Direct application onto the skin via massage
- Inhalation via diffuser
- Oral intake (generally not for small domesticated animals)
Warm essential oils are applied directly on your dog’s skin while massaging, demonstrated in the video.
Essential & Carrier Oils: 100% Pure organic oils are used. Depending on the type, oils are purchased from:
NOTE: Aroma therapy sessions or classes are no longer offered. We currently offer: canine massage, cold laser & exercises. (2018)