Why study Aromatherapy?

  • Create dynamic natural organic products
  • Feel empowered over ones healthcare choices and options for care
  • Enhance your skills as a massage therapist or healthcare practitioner
  • Increase income potential by adding new services to existing practice
  • Fulfill continuing education requirements
  • Enhance treatments to increase client wellness
  • Be inspired to create or continue a healthy lifestyle
  • Career and Business Opportunities
  • No Previous Training Required

Aromatherapy is gaining in popularity and is considered by many to be one of the leading complementary healthcare modalities of the twenty-first century. In recent years, rapid developments in aromatic medicine, neuroanatomy, stress-related disease, and complementary care have enormously expanded the boundaries of aromatherapy. This expansion of knowledge and application has been accompanied by an ever-increasing integration of aromatherapy and other healthcare practices such as massage therapy, nursing, esthetics, psychology, and hospice care. Aromatherapy is showing up in a variety of settings, including spa, hospice, hospitals, complementary healthcare centers, individual practices and perhaps most importantly, homecare healthcare. As the healthcare crisis continues to grow in the United States, more and more individuals are seeking natural alternatives or complements to support their own health and healing.

These developments have produced a need for high-quality education in aromatherapy. The East-West School for Herbal and Aromatic Studies has remained at the forefront of aromatherapy education and is dedicated to enhancing the knowledge and application of essential oils for both the healthcare provider and the lay practitioner. All of our programs have been updated in 2009 and we will be offering more advanced seminars as well as on-line education in the new year 2011.

We believe that aromatherapy is an aromatic path to health and to the awareness of the value and importance of aromatic and medicinal plants. With this awareness comes a natural journey into holistic health and healing. And herein lies the incredible and powerful benefits of studying aromatherapy. Aromatherapy reconnects us with all that is natural, evoking a desire to live a Whole life integrating natural medicine with our overall healthy lifestyle.

Aromatic plants and their essential oils offer us gifts for healing on every level of our being. Awakening our sense of smell and relationship with plants can truly be life transforming! Essential oils are prized for their ability to provide natural aromatic experiences that positively enhance our immune system, ward off microbes such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi, reduce anxiety, relieve depression, reduce pain and inflammation, treat a variety of skin conditions, and so much more.

Founder of the East-West School for Herbal and Aromatic Studies, Jade Shutes, believes that aromatherapy and medicinal herbs plays a crucial role in self-care, integrative and preventative healthcare. Gaining knowledge of all that aromatherapy is and has to offer is a powerful tool for healthcare in the 21st century. From the lay practitioner to the massage therapist, reiki practitioner, nurse, and other health practitioners, aromatherapy adds to and deepens their ability and approach to the health issues of self and clients. Graduates of the East-West School for Herbal and Aromatic Studies have found that aromatherapy has profoundly deepened their relationship to aromatic and medicinal plants, nature, healing, and lifestyle choices.

Many graduates of the East-West School for Herbal and Aromatic Studies have gone on to create their own skincare, yoga/chakra, cleaning, and healthcare products. The East-West School for Herbal and Aromatic Studies provides a solid aromatherapy education from which to build successful businesses and practices. From stay-at-home moms to women in transition to health professionals, aromatherapy education has something to offer. Quality aromatherapy education creates a pathway to holistic health, healing, and living.

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