In the lead up to the FHT’s first Virtual Training Congress we will be introducing FHT members to our event speakers. This week we speak to Kate Mulliss, FHT Accredited Course Provider at Teach Therapy.
I qualified as an Aromatherapist with the Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy (ITHMA) back in the early 1990s and have since worked in the field of complementary therapies. Fast forward nearly 30 years and the practice and perception of aromatherapy has, I feel, certainly positively evolved.
During that time I have seen an increased public awareness of the benefits of essential oils, the integration of aromatherapy into health care practice and elevation of its status as a respected health care modality. Additionally advances have been made in our understanding of how essential oil components might exert their influence when we use them in massage and for inhalation purposes.
Over the years there have been considerable additions to the number and variety of oils that are available for use as practitioners, for example a number of different types of eucalyptus oils, various chemotypes of particular oils, wonderful replacements for traditional oils that have been overexploited and pushed to the edge of extinction as well more readily available CO2 extracted oils.
For aromatherapists seeking out information on essential oil components or the potential of a new essential oil to the market there is much research information available along with evidence based practice resources.
Today there is much more appreciation of the role of complementary therapies generally and an acknowledgement that concept of health so much more than just the absence of disease or illness.
As responsible aromatherapists we therefore need to be aware of, and keep up to date with our knowledge of essential oils and developments in information on safe application and potential therapeutic use. My seminar at the FHT Virtual Congress just touches on some of the information that is freely available and focuses in on some of the more established essential oil constituents illustrating some of their potential their promising uses.
Buy your ticket to the FHT Virtual Congress here.
*Ticket prices: FHT student members £25, FHT members £30, non-FHT members £45