AromaTouch® Technique using DoTERRA Essential Oils
DoTERRA has developed a new essential oil application technique called the AromaTouch® Technique. This clinical approach to essential oil application is a powerful, accessible way for everyone to experience the beneficial qualities of DoTERRA CPTG® essential oils.
The technique addresses the whole body needs, creating overall systemic benefits.
Below is a host of information about where the technique came from, the different body systems affected as well as the specific oils used. Please read on if you want the full detail. But first a short summary for those who just like the top line info.
AromaTouch Technique uses 8 specific DoTERRA essential oils in four pairings to
1) restore balance and tranquility to the body
2) stimulate the immune response
3) reduce the inflammatory response
4) restore homeostasis
What to expect
An appointment is one hour and the treatment lasts approximately 35-45 minutes. You will be face down on the treatment couch, having removed all clothing from the waist up. A light touch will be used to apply oils one at a time, predominantly on your back but also moving to your head, ears and feet. So your hair might get a bit mussed up bit it won’t feel oily as the oils are so pure they don’t leave any sort of residue (that only happens with cheap oils containing fillers or synthetic materials), just absorb directly in to the hair and skin.
How much is an AromaTouch Technique Treatment?
It costs £30 payable at the end of the session in cash. Payment can be made by bank transfer is advance so please ask for details when booking.
When and where are appointments?
Appointments are currently available Monday to Friday. They take place in Hoylake or in the comfort of your own home. Home visits cost £35.
How will I feel afterwards?
The worse case scenario is that you will feel deeply relaxed. Some people report a sense of feeling grounded and more at peace for a number of days afterwards, but the body chemistry, the current state of the body and the response to the oils is different in everyone.
How do I book?
Please call Melissa on 07813 988186 to book a treatment.
Which oils are used and what are their benefits?
A warm, woody and earthy aroma
We all experience moments of disconnectedness or elevated levels of anxiety. This superb blend, with its warm, woody aroma, creates a sense of well-being through its caxlming action on the central nervous system by promoting a feeling of tranquility and creating a sens of balance in multiple body systems.
This remarkable plant has been cherished for its unmistakable aroma dn its treasured medicinal properties for thousands of years. Many studies have concluded that lavender essential oil is effective for use as a calming agent, mood modulator and works well to relieve anxiety.
It is used in the AromaTouch Technique to promote relaxation, to soothe body systems and to relieve stress.
MELALEUCA (Tea Tree)
With more than 90 different compounds combining to create a synergistic masterpiece, tea tree oil is nothing short of miraculous in its effect. It is often used to relieve infections and is revered for its cleansing properties.
In the AromaTouch Technique it is used to support the immune system and assist the body’s return to homeostasis.
A balanced, smooth aroma with sweet and spicy notes plus a touch of citrus.
On Guard’s cleansing properties are important to the immune support step of the AromaTouch Technique. The combined power of the oils (wild orange, clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary) makes it useful in supporting the body’s immune response to invasive pathogens.
Mildly invigorating with relaxing qualities.
Many individuals suffer from both chronic and acute discomfort. AromaTouch is a powerful blend of CPTG essential oils (cyproess, marjoram, basil, grapefruit) designed to soothe tissue irritation and elevate circulation in order to manage discomfort. Improved circulation promotes health in damaged tissues whilst helping to diminish muscle ache, tension and spasm.
DEEP BLUE BLEND
An invigorating and powerful scent.
Deep Blue contains a potent blend of essential oils (wintergreen, camphor, blue tansy, blue chamomile, helichrysum, osmanthus) that provides cooling relief to aching joints and other discomforts in the body. Inflammation, as a chronic immune system response, has been shown to cause diseas and lowered immunity. Chronic inflammation can also act as a major body system stressor. Deep Blue essential oil blend is effective at supporting healthy inflammatory responses in the body.
Citrus oils possess remarkable system-protecting characteristics, including immune-supporting properties. Wild Orange essential oil enhances and elevates mood whilst modulating stress related anxiety. It is also a direct inhibitor of many types of unwanted germs and pathogens in the body.
There are more than 30 different compounds in pure peppermint oil, creating a synergistic masterpiece of biological activity. This complexity is what gives peppermint the ability to act on the physical and mental systems in the body. Its discomfort alleviating and soothing qualities make it effective in balancing the body and addressing systemic stressors.
Want to know more? Read on for the science bit 😉
Where did AromaTouch come from?
The AromaTouch Technique was developed by Dr David K Hill, a leading expert on the use of essential oils for medicinal benefit. As a physician and while working with the public in various capacities, Dr Hill frequently heard many individuals express both passion for the oils and uncertainty as to how to use them to achieve the maximum health benefits. In response, Dr Hill has developed a systematic way for the oils to be applied to receive an expected, beneficial result.
To develop the technique Dr Hill drew on his training as a physician, his experience using essential oils with patients and for personal care, and his understanding of essential oil science. The technique was created to address four systemic constants: stress, toxic insult, inflammatory response and autonomic imbalance. Recognising that there are common factors at the foundation of illness in the body, the AromaTouch Technique was developed to manage these systemic constants and return the body to a state of balance.
Because essential oils contain many different healing properties, each oil used in the AromaTouch Technique has been selected specifically for its individual therapeutic benefit and aroma. The AromaTouch Technique complements CPTG® oils and further enhances their impact. The technique addresses common negative factors that influence health and helps the body return to a state of homeostasis via a four-step process centered on CPTG® oils and simple hand techniques. AromaTouch will enhance essential oil activity and stimulate known body meridian and energy zones whilst balancing body systems and function.
Most individuals encounter factors in daily life, from both their internal and external environment, that can influence their overall health and well being. These negative disturbances cause an imbalance in homestasis, the natural balance of body systems and health. Such challenges, even when they do not directly result in disease, cause our bodies to function at a sub-optimal level. The AromaTouch Technique works to restore homeostasis and minimise the impact of these factors.
The four systemic constants that most often impair homeostasis are: stress, toxic insult, inflammatory response and autonomic imbalance. Let’s look at each of those.
Emotional distress, career choices, family discord, financial worries, lack of rest, etc, all elevate stress levels in the body. Elevated stress levels, maintained over time, have been shown in clinical studies to cause negative consequences to health. Studies have revealed that over time high stress levels can lead to the development of cardiovascular disease, depression, insomnia, ulcers and even some forms of cancer.
Stress also negatively impacts the immune system, leaving it increasingly vulnerable to pathogens. Stress causes the body to increase its production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter in charge of vital nervous system functions. Elevated serotonin levels are harmful to the body’s immunity. While serotonin works to monitor emotional and nerve health at normal levels, at elevated levels it can destroy white blood cells, resulting in a weakened immune system. Stress also causes increased levels of cortisol and epinephrine in the body, further weakening the immune response.
Immunity depends on the ability of the body to produce effective white blood cells, complementary proteins, and other cell and body barriers. The immune system comprises a large network of organs and varied cell types, carrying out a range of interrelated functions. Its interconnectedness leaves it very vulnerable to toxins. The normal functions of the immune system can be easily hampered by a number of factors: environmental, dietary, medical interventions, etc. Exposure to a wide array of toxic insults, including disease-causing pathogens, hormone or pesticide contaminated food products, increasing levels of free-radical pollution, and overexposure to radiation, all contribute to the weakening of the immune system.
The inflammatory response occurs when body tissues are injured by bacteria, trauma, toxins, heat, or any other cause. The increased consumption of foods with pro-inflammatory components (foods high in polyunsaturated vegetable oils and trans-fats) together with high carbohydrate and low protein consumption contribute to increased inflammation in body tissues. Stress, with its accompanying imbalance of cortisol, can also contribute to chronic, uncontrolled inflammation and various immunological dysfunctions. Studies increasingly show a direct link between chronic illness, inflammation, and disease. Inflammation is also harmful to the body’s autonomic balance because of its pain-inducing effects.
The opposite of homeostasis, an imbalance of the autonomic nervous system (also known as the ANS or viscercal nervous system) can negatively impact health in a number of ways. Recent research has shown a direct link between autonomic imbalance and hypertension (high blood pressure). There is also evidence that autonomic imbalance can lead to cardiovascular morbidity and even mortality. Autonomic imbalances can result from a number of sources, the major ones are mentioned above: stress, decreased immunity and inflammation. Restoring homeostasis, or autonomic balance, can reduce the physiological impact of stressors on the body.
The Autonomic Nervous System
The autonomic or visceral nervous system has two primary divisions: sympathetic and parasympathetic. Although there are basic differences in their anatomy and function, they often innervate the same target organs and can have both contrasting and cooperative outcomes.
The Sympathetic Nervous System
The sympathetic division prepares the body for physical activity. When sympathetic function is dominant we experience increased heart rate and blood flow to cardiac and skeletal muscle. Blood glucose, cortisol and adrenaline levels increase to support the body’s increased energy consumption. Plumonary function improves and oxygen uptake in the body increases. We experience a heightened sense of alertness and greater capacity for physical activity, while digestion and other normal resting state functions are diminished or completely stopped.
Often referred to as ‘fight or flight’, when properly balanced against its counterpart, the parasympathetic nervous system, sympathetic innervations allow reaction and adjustment to an ever-changing environment.
Sympathetic ‘overload’ is a condition that many experience with dire health consequences. Chronic sympathetic stimulation can lead to weight gain, mental fatigue and glandular and hormonal imbalances. Immune function may be diminished and diseases involving chronic inflammation and degeneration can become more apparent. Conditions of prolonged emotional (anger, fear, unwillingness to forgive, vengefulness and isolation) and physical stress (food, toxins, lack of sleep, poor nutrition and intense physical activity) trigger sustained sympathetic activity in the body.
The Parasympathetic Nervous Division
The parasympathetic division is largely responsible for relaxing and calming the body. Energy expenditure is reduced and normal states of digestion and waste elimination, along with additional body maintenance functions, are most active. This neurophysical state is referred to as the ‘rest and digest’ state.
A common misconception rearding the autonomic nervous system is that the autonomic divisions operate according to an ‘all or nothing’ principal.
In reality the body is in a constant state of reaction. The autonomic nerous system can react in seconds to internal and external influences and most changes in both the SNS and the PNS are imperceptible. Because the body is continually adjusting and readjusting, both autonomic divisions must be active simultaneously.
In summary, the autonomic nervous system is responsible for homeostasis. Its primary action is through unconscious control of glands, smooth muscle (stomach, intestines, bladder, blood vessels, respiratory tract, etc) and cardiac muscle targeting mainly the viscera (organs) of the thoracic and abdominal cavity.
The AromaTouch Technique improves well-being by helping balance and restore autonomic tone (homeostasis) by modulating physical and emotional stressors. Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG®) essential oils are also known to enhace and improve normal autonomic function by inhibiting these stressors.
AromaTouch Technique and Visceral Contact Points
For centuries health-care practitioners have relied on known body meridians, or energy zones, and specific body organ points to enhance health. Many disciplines and modern medical approaches operate within the scope of these whole body energy systems. Modern science has documented that specific viceral points and whole system meridians do exist. In fact, there are three body parts known to contain entire visceral contact points: the hands, feet and ears. The AromaTouch Technique utilises these known elements and organises them in to a pattern of techniques to enhance overall health.
How do I book an appointment?
Call Melissa on 07813 988186 and we can book a slot that works for you, either in Hoylake or at your home.
Please note that full payment will still be payable if less than 24 hours is given for cancellation of an appointment. Thank you for your understanding.