Aromatherapy & Herbalism
At Willow Health we believe in the healing power of essential oils and the plants they come from. We believe that to really know and understand essential oils you must know the plants they come from. Aromatherapy involves the use of essential oils to promote health and well-being both emotionally and physically. These oils are extracted from various parts of the plant....roots, rhizomes, bark, leaf, stems, flowers, buds, seeds and peels. In order to truly know the essential oil, it is valuable to know the entire plant before distillation. The properties of the plants, and the essential oils work together to form a holistic healing therapy.
Aromatherapy has been around as long as plants and trees have been around. Walking through a forest you can receive aromatherapy from all the different trees, conifers and plants that broadcast their sotting aroma which communicates their essence between themselves, the animal kingdom and people. We know that these natural aromas are more then just a pleasant scent. They are emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically healing. They are the first medicines and they remain the best medicines for our health and wellness. Even when the scent of the plants and trees may be too faint to notice those tiny molecules that make up the essential oils are still in the air administering aromatherapy to us.
There are times when usage of an essential oil is appropriate for treatment and there are times when the herb may better suit whatever needs to be treated. As with all of naturopathy we seek to treat the whole person and provide the best advice taking into account the whole individual. We do not do one-size-fits-all advice here at Willow Health. We treat each customer as a unique individual.
We have several herb classes and essential oil classes which you can find the class description here. Check our blog for any scheduled classes