AUM on the GO: What are essential oils and aromatherapy?
Gina Flores of Essential Body Wisdom talks about what essential oils and aromatherapy are. Many essential oils have proven to be anti-bacterial, fungal or viral, making aromatherapy one of the fastest growing fields in holistic medicine. Ancient Egyptians, Indians & Chinese have documented the healing benefits of essential oils for over 6,000 years and modern science is catching up. Essential oils are derived from various sections of plants and are most commonly extracted through distillation methods. In Curriculum AUM, essential oils play a role in each Faculty scent. Learn more about what oil or scent represents each Atmatype in the Mind+Body Dialogue Atmatype section.
About the Author: Gina Flores
Gina Flores, BA CA CST LMT, holds a BA in Dance Education, performed professionally, taught ballet, modern dance, and rehabilitative exercise, before embarking on her career as a New York State Licensed and Nationally Certified Massage Therapist. She is a Certified Newborn and Infant Massage instructor, and an Upledger Institute Certified CranioSacral Therapist. Before opening her private practice in 1997, Gina was one of the massage therapists for New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theater. In the years that followed, she has been honored to work with a multitude of companies as therapist to their dancers, musicians, singers and stage hands, from companies both nationally and internationally known, on site at her practice, as well as offsite on location. Her private practice includes, and invites, people from all walks of life, all ages including children, and is not exclusive to performers. Since receiving her certification as a Clinical Aromatherapist both in the USA and Canada, Gina is nationally recognized by the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy, and internationally recognized by the Alliance of International Aromatherapists and the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists. Gina has created the unique line of AUM AROMAS, based on Curriculum AUM’s Atmatypes, which are available at Studio Anya and Essential Body Wisdom.