What is The AromaTouch Technique ?
The AromaTouch Technique®was developed by Dr David Hill, a leading expert on the use of essential oils for health benefits, in order to promote homeostasis, relaxation, reduce stress and support overall well being.
Using light to medium touch essential oils are applied to the back and feet. Blood flow and neurological activity is stimulated by working through known body meridians, enabling the effects of the essential oils to be enhanced.
This technique combines the unique benefits of human touch with the power of essential oils to create an overall wellness experience. The essential oils used in the AromaTouch Technique were chosen for their individual and combined aromatic properties.
They are certified tested grade essential oils by doTERRA, all of which can be traced back to their origins.
Can The AromaTouch Technique help me ?
The AromaTouch Technique utilises a combination of two of the most powerful senses, olfactory and sensory.
Gentle touch can influence physiological responses in ways other communication simply cannot. Unlike massage, which involves powerful hand movements that are focused on specific outcomes (breakdown of muscular adhesions, stimulating the central nervous system, aiding recovery, etc.), the gentleness of an AromaTouch Massage has a very different spectrum of benefits.
Tender touch almost instantaneously activates the release of oxytocin (often referred to as the “love” or “hug” hormone), decreases heart rate and blood pressure, and has a beneficial influence on multiple other stress-sensitive systems.
As research has exhibited, activating your olfactory system can direct your mind to specific memories, which in turn can help with relaxation.
Have you ever wondered how walking through an orange grove can immediately induce powerful memories of your childhood? Or how the faint aroma of cinnamon can remind you of Sunday-morning cinnamon rolls—even 30 years later? It’s basic human biology. There is a direct connection between your nose and your brain’s emotional control centre, the limbic system. This is due to the amazing olfactory bulb, a neural structure in the forebrain that sends input to the amygdala. In short, information from your nose goes directly to the limbic system, which controls mood, memory, and emotions. Your body also contains far more receptors associated with smell (over 1,000) than it does for any other sense. Due to this, you are capable of discerning countless aromas. Human biology has made the olfactory system the most subtle, yet effective, means to induce specific and distinct responses. This is one of the primary reasons why essential oils can be so powerful in influencing well-being.
What does a treatment involve ?
A massage using The AromaTouch Technique lasts around an hour, but you will need to allow slightly longer for the first session as a full consultation will be conducted prior to the treatment.
Treatments take place on a massage couch and you will be covered with towels and kept warm. Using specific massage movements, eight different essential oils, and oil blends, are applied to the back and the feet. These are doTERRA Balance® , Lavender, Tea Tree (Melaleuca), doTERRA On Guard®, AromaTouch®, Deep Blue®, Wild Orange, and Peppermint.
It is advisable to drink plenty of water and if possible to avoid alcohol and other stimulants for around 24 hours following the treatment.
Described by one of my clients:
“The massage was divine. I feel totally cleansed and as if I am walking on air. My mind is completely relaxed and all my problems have melted away ! The aroma of the oils shall cocoon me all day. I can still feel them working. I feel at peace.”