Essential oils are everywhere these days and chances are your patients are using them or aware of them. Essential oils can be a valuable adjunct to therapy when one is aware of the safety, evidence, properties, and qualities of essential oils. This course will investigate the science behind essential oils and how to use them to modulate pain, address and support women’s health issues, stress, sleep, mood, immune support and prevent practitioner burn out
- To understand what an essential oil is and identify the properties that are crucial to determine what the quality of an essential oil is.
- To learn and understand essential oil safety. This includes safety in clinical and individual use. This includes questions to ask in a healthcare setting, protocols for use in hospitals and clinics, and screening questions for patients before use.
- To understand the College of Physiotherapist’s position on the use of essential oils and over the counter supplements in clinical practice.
- To understand and be able to apply the 2 main ways essential oils are used: Aromatically and Topically. N.B. Internal use will be discussed, but it is beyond a physiotherapist’s scope of practice.
- To review the research and evidence on essential oils for specific conditions. To learn appropriate clinical scenarios and protocols where one could advise on, or use oils on a client /patient to support:
- Scar tissue
- Menstrual pain
- Pregnancy support
- Birthing support – oils for labour and delivery
- Postpartum healing
- Immune support
- Preventing practitioner burn-out/clinician self-care
- To identify the main properties (therapeutic activity) and applications of 15 common essential oils including: lavender, clary sage, peppermint, basil, marjoram, lemongrass, cypress, wild orange, cedarwood, roman chamomile, rosemary, frankincense, bergamot, onguard, and helichrysum
- To learn appropriate dilution rations for topical use on specific populations: paediatric, pregnant, adult, and senior populations
Practical portion/lab portion: Each participant will make several roller bottle blends to support: stress/burnout, immune support, sleep, and mood. These will be for individual use.
Audience: This course is open to all health care professionals that work with clients with pain
Hours: 10:00am-4:00pm. Registration begins on the first day 15 minutes prior to the start time.
If registering for Integrating Aromatherapy into Clinical Practice AND Julie Wiebe’s Piston Science Part 2, receive the Integrating Aromatherapy into Clinical Practice course for $199 + HST ($224.87 including HST)