Herbal Wellness

We invite you to explore the entirety of what is possible for you in the realms of aromatherapy and herbal medicine. These modalities work together to fully address body, mind, and spirit. Traditional Herbalism works with medicinal herbs for a variety of wellness concerns, offering support especially for the deep, chronic, or yin imbalances in our lives. Aromatherapy works with a concentrated form of herbal medicine,essential oils, which tend to be more yang in nature and work to shift our awareness, energy, stagnation, and congestion on all levels.

Schedule an Aromatherapy or Traditional Herbalism Consultation
 

Aromatherapy


Aromatherapy is the safe and controlled use of therapeutic grade essential oils to maintain and promote physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being.  Aromatic plants have been enhancing the lives of humankind since the dawn of history and are a critical component of all ancient healing traditions. Aromatherapy promotes health, vitality, a sense of harmony with the natural world, offers a safe and effective alternative for dealing with many routine, day-to-day challenges to good health and well-being, and works well in conjunction with other appropriate interventions.

 

Common Uses for Aromatherapy

  • To reduce mental, physical, and emotional stress and to restore balance
  • To support spiritual growth, also for cleansing and purification
  • To enhance mental clarity, energy and invigoration
  • To energetically shift stuck patterns, stagnation,congestion
  • To support our physical body and systems such as skin, hair, respiratory and muscular

Aromatherapy Consultation

Our practitioners wish to consider your whole being, body, mind, and spirit, when making recommendations for your optimal health. During your consultation, your practitioner will review with you your health history, your present concerns, and your goals for whole health. You will have an opportunity to share your intention in considering aromatherapy as part of your healing journey and ask any questions you may have.

During the session and within the following week, your practitioner may make recommendations of essential oils and other holistic options specific to you and your intention. The botanical, traditional, and energetic aspect of each essential oil is considered in order to apply its unique resonance and healing force to your individual needs. Simply put, it is a case of matching your unique qualities and needs with the vital properties of particular oils in order to restore balance and promote well being. You may receive a recommendation for a custom aromatherapy blend (or blends) and options to purchase for an extra charge. Directions for optimal and safe use included. Custom blends will most likely be formulated after your consult to be picked up or mailed. Also included is a follow up email or phone call regarding your progress.

This consultation does not take the place of medical evaluation and it is solely your decision whether or not to follow through with any aromatherapy interventions suggested.  Aromatherapy is not medical treatment and does not address or “cure” medical diseases and illnesses; rather, it offers another route for relieving common complaints and improving quality of life.

AROMATHERAPY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is an essential oil? And how do they affect us?
Are there any safety concerns with aromatherapy?

What are the different methods of application of the essential oils?

Essential oils are volatile, fragrant, liquid substances that are naturally occurring in a variety of aromatic plants growing around the world.   They are powerful, all natural healing agents that contain the highly concentrated vital energy, or “Qi” of the plants. They are unique in that they invoke our sense of smell and transform our state of well-being.  Each essential oil is extracted from a single botanical source through distillation or cold-pressing. The essential oils, which are produced by the plants mainly for communication and protection, are stored in secretory structures in different parts of hundreds of plants--the leaves, roots, flowers, seeds, twigs, wood, etc.   These constituents perform multiple functions in plants and insects and also in mammals. Our bodies are biologically programmed to react to essential oil constituents, which interact with a variety of receptor sites, neurochemicals and enzymes, giving essential oils a potential for therapeutic activity. They can positively affect us physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Essential oils should never be taken internally unless prescribed by a medical doctor or another qualified practitioner who is trained to a medical standard (like a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, etc). The main risks associated with external use of eo’s (in the amounts and by methods suggested by the practitioner) are allergic reaction, skin irritation, and in some cases increased risk of sunburn.  Some essential oils have contraindications and should not be used with certain medical conditions like pregnancy or with specific medications. Special considerations are also taken for children and the elderly. A thorough and honest intake form is necessary so that all of these considerations can be met. Clients will be educated on the safe use of essential oils.
The following methods are the safest and most commonly used ways for applying essential oils both for therapeutic benefit and pleasure. They involve the topical absorption of diluted essential oils through massage, ointments, compresses, and baths, as well as inhalation using various types of diffusers or spritzers. Subtle aromatherapy works with the vibrations the essential oils carry from their parent plants that convey something of the life energy of the plant.  All of these methods can have a positive effect both physically and psychologically.
 

Traditional Herbalism


Herbalism supports the well being of body, mind, and spirit with plants as our allies. The ancient practices of herbalism draw from Ayurvedic and Chinese Medicine as well as the healing traditions of the First Peoples. In the form of teas, tinctures, capsules, salves, flower and stone essences, and aromatherapy , herbal therapies can provide us with holistic means to address both our chronic and day-to-day wellness concerns.

 

Common Uses for Herbal Medicine

  • To improve general health and vitality and restore balance
  • To support healthy functioning of the body, especially that of the digestive, immune, reproductive, and respiratory systems
  • To address chronic conditions of imbalance in the body
  • To navigate any healing process with holistic awareness and intention

 

Traditional Herbalism Consultation

Our practitioners wish to consider your whole being--body, mind, and spirit--when making recommendations for your fullest health. During your consultation, your practitioner will review with you your health history, your present concerns, and your goals for whole health. You will have an opportunity to share your intention in considering herbalism as part of your healing journey and ask any questions you may have.

During your conversation and within the following week, your practitioner will consider your unique constitution, including your physical, emotional, and energetic characteristics, to develop an herbal recommendation specific to you and your intention. If you choose, you may order your custom herbal formula from your practitioner, with directions for optimal and safe use included, at an extra charge. You will also receive a follow-up email or phone call regarding your progress along your wellness journey.

Please note that it is solely your decision whether or not to follow any herbal or other recommendations made through this consultation. This consultation does not take the place of medical evaluation; neither the consultation nor any recommendations diagnose, treat, or cure medical disease or illness.

60 Minute Initial or Follow-Up Consultation

30 Minute Follow-Up Consultation

 

Happy Body cancellation policy requires notice by 6pm the day before your scheduled appointment. If you do not cancel your appointment before 6pm the day before, you will be charged the full cost of the session.

HERBALISM FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is herbal medicine?

How is herbal medicine different from typical pharmaceutical drugs?

Is herbalism safe?

 

What is herbalism?

Most simply, herbalism is the study and practice of the use of plants for their therapeutic benefits to the body. As a holistic approach, herbalism is intended to be used with consideration for the whole person and works on physical, emotional, and energetic levels.

How is herbal medicine different from typical pharmaceutical drugs?

As a holistic practice, herbal medicine intends to treat the whole person, considering the root of any imbalance and not just the symptoms. Many pharmaceutical drugs are derived from the same plants used in herbal medicine. However, pharmaceuticals often contain an isolated constituent of the plant rather than all of the plant components together. Using the whole plant incorporates active ingredients that may increase the efficacy of the treatment and decrease side effects.

Is herbalism safe? Is it safe for use with kids?

Herbal medicine is often considered a safer form of treatment than other options. It is very important to be clear and honest with your practitioner about your health history and present health concerns. Important information includes any pharmaceutical drugs, over-the-counter drugs, or supplements you take and if you are nursing a child, pregnant, or may become pregnant.

Herbal medicine can be a safe and appropriate therapy for children. Your practitioner will make recommendations of herbs and dosages according to your child’s height and weight.

WORKSHOPS/CLASSES/h4>

Clean Up, Clean Out: Spring Cleansing with Herbs, Aromatherapy, Breathwork, & More

April 12  2:00 – 4:00  with Christa and Graham

*Receive a FREE 30 minute Follow-Up Consultation (a $40 value) when you book your Initial Traditional Herbalism or Aromatherapy Consultation

WORKSHOPS/CLASSES/h4>

Clean Up, Clean Out: Spring Cleansing with Herbs, Aromatherapy, Breathwork, & More

April 12  2:00 – 4:00  with Christa and Graham

*Receive a FREE 30 minute Follow-Up Consultation (a $40 value) when you book your Initial Traditional Herbalism or Aromatherapy Consultation

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