How Sedona Massage Therapists, Joy and Cynthia chose
Medicinal Grade Essential Oils for their Aromatherapy Consultations and their Sedona Aromatherapy Massage Sessions.
"It smells so good in here!"
When clients enter our studios at Stillpoint…Living in Balance, the comment that we hear most often is, “It smells so good in here!” When either of us is out and about town, we often are asked, “What is that scent you are wearing?” Neighbors pass by and say that they smell the essences from the street. We even had a friend walk into our local natural foods market in Sedona say, “I knew you were here. I could smell you.” Essential oils are such an integral part of our personal and professional life, that these statements from others remind us, how the essences have just become infused, so to speak with everyday living.
All things are meant to be
Our journey with essential oils began in 1990, spurred by a curiosity of their healing and soothing properties. We were teaching elementary school in New York, and so essential oils were just something that interested us at that time. We had no idea where our paths would lead with essential oils, but in retrospect, it just was a natural progression, just like all things that are meant to be.
Aromatherapy and essential oils, the early years of learning
Like all new learning endeavors, we began at the beginning… not really knowing, yet seeking more information. After reading and studying some on our own, we felt we had a foundation, at least and could adequately use the essences (we didn’t call them that at that time) to treat colds and flu, headaches, insect bites, and other common ailments.
After moving to Florida, we took some online and correspondence courses and delved deeper into the science, the chemistry part of aromatherapy. We learned about chemotypes, and the different notes that essential oils possess as well as how to blend. We learned even more how essential oils could be used for a wide variety of issues.
A "Calling" from the plants and tress
It wasn’t until we moved to Sedona in 2004, that we really became intimately involved with the essences. We “remembered” the depth of our connection with the plants and trees, and realized that we had this love from childhood. We both recalled playing and eating herbs, fruits and vegetables from the gardens our parents grew. We also remembered the joys of working with the earth, planting and tending to the trees, shrubs and flowers that were on our seven acres of property in Florida. This was all preparatory work for what we are doing now. This was a “calling” from the plants and trees – a mutual love and commitment to the earth and nature.
Aromatherapy Journey leads to Wisdom of the Earth Essential Oils in Sedona, AZ
That is where our training at Wisdom of the Earth began… the next natural step in our journey with aromatherapy and essential oils. By then, we had been working with essential oils for about 20 years, so when we “met” the Wisdom of the Earth Essences, we just knew that these essences were the purest, highest vibrational essences we had ever come across. We had tried essential oils from so many companies over the years– you name them – from the well known companies here in the states to Canada, Mexico and even Europe… searching for pure medicinal grade therapeutic essences. We spent thousands of dollars on samples, just to find that they were either adulterated, blended, or cut with a carrier oil. In fact, some of the essences actually made us physically sick- poisoned in a sense. They didn’t come close to how we felt (with Wisdom of the Earth’s Essences), and that is exactly the word, you just feel and know that what you once thought were high quality essential oils, weren’t.
Holding one of the bottles of Wisdom of the Earth’s Essences, opening it up and smelling the fragrance of any of the essences, we just knew that we had found truth and love.
We have completed two levels of certification at Wisdom of the Earth in Medicinal Aromatherapy. With medicinal aromatherapy, the essences are used as the plants were always used, as medicine. We are now certified instructors for Wisdom of the Earth as well and are offering Level One training courses beginning this fall, 2009.
Over 200 medicinal-grade pure essential oils to choose from
We are so proud to have over 200 essences to choose from in order to assist all people and pets on so many different levels, physically, emotionally and spiritually. As we mentioned earlier, the essences are the first place we turn, when either we or the animals that we live with, need any assistance. Rather than reach for a pill or a cream that may contain other harmful ingredients, it is our belief that nature holds the cure. Throughout many thousands of years, and many different cultures, essential oils have been used as plant based medicine. We think that speaks volumes. So many people, now, are seeking natural remedies. So many are looking for alternatives to traditional drugs, remedies, and treatments, to have choice, and to feel empowered. We have had amazing results with the essences, both personally and professionally. The essences are powerful and also self-empowering. They are comforting and bring us peace and joy on many different levels.
The Essential Oil "Emergency Kit" for everyday aromatherapy use
We do not travel anywhere without having an “emergency kit” of essences with us at all times. We were so grateful to have Black Spruce, Spike Lavender and Helichrysum with us when Joy slipped on some rocks in Oak Creek, bleeding and bruised on both legs. The next day, there weren’t any bruises, and the cuts were almost healed! When Cynthia fell and twisted her ankle on Long Canyon, the essence, Mugwort, allowed her to reach the end and come all the way back to the trailhead, without any pain.
As we mentioned earlier, we have found that the essences from Wisdom of the Earth are the best available. And we have done our homework on this. We choose to eat fresh, organic food, and so we would never use any products on ourselves, our animals or our clients that would be potentially unsafe.
Sedona massage and aromatherapy, an essential combination
We are finding that we cannot do any of our sessions without using our essences. They help us and our clients to achieve balance and wellness during our work together. Many of our clients will ask, “What was the essence you used on me?” We do carry the full line of Wisdom of the Earth essences available for purchase, but that is not why we use them in our work. We use the essences because we believe in their abilities for bringing us all into balance effortlessly.
Essential Oils are used one at a time - never blended - always pure applications
There are many companies on the market that make and sell blends – which are several essential oils blended together for a specific purpose. One of the things that separate us from many other aromatherapists, is our training and absolute belief that the essences work best when they are used one at a time. Joy uses the example, “You wouldn’t take a fine bottle of wine and add three drops of the wine to a glass of water and expect that it would taste and be the same as if you had poured a full glass of wine from that bottle”. The essences can be used together if they are layered properly. This is one of the techniques that we will be teaching in our Level One Aromatherapy Workshop.
We invite you to explore a world that is completely different than the aromatherapy that is commercialized and dive into the deeper realms of the world of the plants and trees and let them speak to you, too, once again!
Please call 928-301-0830 to schedule your Sedona Aromatherapy Massage Session or Consultation, or to order our essential oils.
"The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source of my inspiration."
- Claude Monet