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Aromatherapy - Learn the All Natural Way to Relieve Stress and to Enliven Your Senses VHS
While this video may be titled Aromatherapy, it's as much about self-massage as it is about treating yourself with essential oils. Valerie Ann Worwood is an excellent guide to the benefits of aromatherapy--using scents to soothe and heal--for the whole family, and the sections on how to give yourself a massage are alone worth the price of this tape.
Worwood begins with the mixing of oils. The video sleeve contains a guide to which oils work for specific desired results (for instance, lemon oil is good for the body and soul, for use as a sedative, and for increasing concentration), and she mixes a few concoctions to illustrate. She then moves on to first aid, healing cuts and burns, stimulating aching feet, and helping a young child fall asleep. Next is aromatherapy in beauty regimes. The face massage is soothing, and she claims it will help release tension, increase circulation, improve texture, and revitalize the face. Scents in baths and showers follow, and then the section on stress, tension, and self-massage. The self-massage is demonstrated slowly enough that it's easy to follow. Who needs a masseuse? With Worwood as a guide, you can calm the aching muscles of your shoulders, neck, arm, breasts, hip, back, and bottom all by your lonesome (note: there is a bit of nudity in the demonstration). She finishes the video with environmental perfuming--scenting your living space. Warning: after viewing this video you may go overboard on purchasing the oils. But at least you and your home will be pleasingly aromatized. --Jenny Brown
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Worwood demonstrates how to make some Blends of essential oils, but gives no info as to WHY she chose which ratios of ingredients. Also... half the Video is a demo of Self massage. Nice, but this Video should be called "How To Massage Yourself".
My DVD copy came sealed with NO Aromatherapy Reference Chart inside or on the inner cover as the DVD stated.
Skip this DVD and just refer to Worwood's Books for better information.
Ms. Worwood's DVD ranks at the top of my list of beneficial information on aromatherapy and massage therapy (which go hand in hand) and should be enjoyed by anyone with interest in these topics.
Will share with my sisters when they come to our "Essential Oils Uses" at my house!
The sections of her preasentation are at the right length that they don't overload the viewer with too much information, and allow one to watch the video in increments if desired. I especially enjoyed the sections on "First Aid," "Beauty," and "Self Massage." I was not at all offended by the brief nudity in this last section of the video, as my feeling is that it is a natural fact of life (not shameful in any respect), especially in light that this is a healing arts preasentation with techniques demonstrated in a mature, sober, but yet very enjoyable format.
Being one who uses aromatherapy in every facet of life (as a spiritual discipline) and in my profession, I value a video like this very highly, and would recomend it to anyone interested in this fun and exciting art.
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