Aromatherapy uses plant materials and aromatic plant oils, including essential oils, and other aroma compounds for improving psychological or physical well-being.
It can be offered as a complementary therapy or, more controversially, as a form of alternative medicine. Complementary therapy can be offered alongside standard treatment, with alternative medicine offered instead of conventional, evidence-based treatments.
Aromatherapists, who specialize in the practice of aromatherapy, utilize blends of therapeutic essential oils that can be issued through topical application, massage, inhalation or water immersion to stimulate a desired response.
Aromatherapy is the treatment or prevention of disease by use of essential oils. Other stated uses include pain and anxiety reduction, enhancement of energy and short-term memory, relaxation, hair loss prevention, and reduction of eczema-induced itching.
Two basic mechanisms are offered to explain the purported effects. One is the influence of aroma on the brain, especially the limbic system through the olfactory system. The other is the direct pharmacological effects of the essential oils.
Raindrop Technique: Becomes a powerful, noninvasive treatment for assisting the body’s natural healing processes where 9 essential oils (Valor, Oregano, Thyme, Basil, Cypress, Wintergreen, Marjoram, Aroma Siez and Peppermint) are dropped like raindrops down the length of the spine with a soothing massage application. These oils boost the immune system, clear sinus and respiratory congestion, digest excess toxicity and balance every system of the body. Recommended for addressing curvature of the spine (scoliosis), fatigue, chronic conditions, Lyme disease, autoimmune deficiencies, inflammation and pain.
Neuro-Auricular Technique (NAT): Focused Stress Buster for the Brain and all its functions! Essential Oil application on the LC (Locus Ceruleus- a nucleus in the brain stem involved with physiological responses to stress and panic.) and the Vagas nerve at the base of the brain. The Vagus nerve impacts all digestive organs, lungs, heart, eyes, ears, nose and the endocrine system. This modality connects all the synapses of the brain and upper spinal cord, creating an environment that facilitates optimal health, healing and bodily function.
The benefits of NAT: Dramatic stress reduction and emotional release. Helps the nerve pathways re-establish harmonious flow throughout the body. Addresses neurological conditions, stimulates the immune system, dramatically reduces the inflammatory response. NAT may have a positive impact on clinical depression, panic disorder, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, and sleep disorders. May interrupt most stress induced fear circuitry disorders and especially important for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
A graduate of the Baltimore School of Massage’s class of 2011, Heather is generous, thoughtful and compassionate. She approaches each client with a calm, positive attitude and her best healing intentions. She sees massage as an opportunity to reconnect with the body and facilitate awareness. From beginning to end, she evaluates and addresses any blockage or dysfunction. She wants every client to leave feeling better than when they arrived. Whether the goal is to alleviate pain, increase mobility, ease the mind or simply melt on the table, your needs will be listened to and addressed to the best of her capabilities. She understands the importance in finding a balance of work and the rest of life. She relaxes by listening to music and podcasts, going to concerts is the ideal outing. She loves spending time with her family, dining out with loved ones and traveling. Thank you for taking a moment to learn about Heather, please book your appointment soon!
As an Internationally known Intuitive Life Coach and Author of The Secret Power of You, Terrie Christine has mastered the ability to access her own intuition. This allows her to fully envision the struggle, hurt, fears and anxiety you are currently going through.
Born and raised in Baltimore, Terrie found herself struggling with relationships until she experienced a spiritual epiphany at the end of a 14 year relationship. This moment in time catapulted her into her spiritual journey. The past 11+ years has allowed Terrie to hone her skills as an energy worker to provide the results you are looking for.
Terrie helps you change your life by facilitating the access of your own intuition. She has the ability to ease you in the release of the pain from the past, realize more clarity in your future, obtain a feeling that life is easy or even improve the income you want.
Rather than focusing on traditional elements of life, such as goal-setting, habits, and skills, Terrie integrates spiritual principles as well. By assessing your energy and emphasizing emotional and spiritual healing, she helps you release the blockages that keep you from moving forward.
Terrie naturally works with the energy you hold to resolve your deepest issues. Her intuition is used to sense your blockages and help you eliminate the source of your pain. She then assists you by guiding you through the process of introducing new habits, thoughts, and beliefs that support the life you want to live. By healing these past issues and altering your consciousness, you can open yourself up to love and the abundance of opportunities that life has to offer. Terrie offers to clients Group Energy Clearing; One on One Intuitive Energy Healing, Raindrop Technique Therapy, and Neuro-Auricular Technique (NAT)
1. Describe yourself in three words: Dynamic, Compassionate, Nurturing
2. Why do you massage?: I find that healing touch from another human being is far more profound than any modern medical technology. my own scoliosis and body imbalance is being healed by healing touch and self help. And I want to use my knowledge to help those people who is carrying street physically . I believe mind, body, and spirit are all parallel with each other. And one thing helps the other in order to feel good all together!!
3.What inspires you?: Gravity!! Most of us never put gravity in equation of our everyday living. But haven’t you forgot that it is the most powerful energy thats all around us?It keeps us grounded but when we are sitting at the desk slouching, that;s also gravity. We are constantly fighting gravity but we don’t realize it. It’s our best friend and worst enemy at the same time. how funny is that?!…
4.Where did you get your training/certifications? I graduated from Central Maryland School of Massage. I specialize in Swedish, Deep tissue, Reflexology, Sports massage and Prenatal massage.
Owner, R.M.P., N.C.T.M.B Born in South Africa, and with many years of International Massage Therapy experience, Janine studied Massage in Austria & Germanty. Her bodywork is attentive and precise. Janine is a Maryland State Registered massage Practioner, Licensed with the National Board of Massage Therapy Practioners & also a member of AMTA. Ha started Massage Metta in Bethesda, MD late last year with the intention of providing a bodywork session that will meet the needs of Stay at Home Moms to Weekend Warriors & Professional Athletes alike. She truly practices the Metta Philosophy by treating all beings with Loving Kindness. Janine lives in Potomac Maryland with her husband & their lazy dogs, Chowka & Tequila.
In 2014, Phyllis decided to transition from her corporate career when she became aware of the benefits of holistic wellness. Once she decided on her most natural contribution to wellness, she pursued an education and training in Massage Therapy. From that point forward, she came to realize there is a dearth of opportunities for therapeutic touch and energy work. Phyllis is not only passionate about educating people on proactive wellness and healing for the mind, body and spirit connection, but is also an avid believer that the power of touch is an excellent addition to anyone’s healing process. She provides a client centered, intuitive massage, giving attention to focus areas; incorporating Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Reiki/Chakra Balancing and stretching techniques. With efforts to help achieve relaxation, Phyllis customizes every massage to help you on your journey to a healthier life and body.