Most people have a story how they came to be in the field of work they are in. Mine began circa 1991 (eeek!). While visiting eastern Thailand in that year I contracted Malaria of the brain (Falciperum) and almost departed to the ‘happy hunting ground’. It was a frightening experience and thanks to the wonderful professional care I received in the Geelong Hospital, Victoria, I survived. However being discharged, weighing just six stone, it became apparent that full recovery of my health was in my hands and mine alone. I was given no advice or instructions on how to go about this. Even today the majority of people rely entirely on help outside of themselves for their own good health. Pursuing and participating in your health will be more likely to help increase a positive outcome from an illness or treatment.
In my case good food and plenty of exercise (I went fruit picking for a year) and fresh air played an enormous role on the road to restoration. Complementary Health Care in Australia was a lot more advanced at that time than elsewhere. I enrolled in an Aromatherapy & Swedish Massage Night Course and the aromatic journey began. This I believe enhanced my health’s recovery and opened up an observation of plants and their produce in a way I had never dreamed possible.
I have been extremely fortunate to be working with the wonderful Atlantic Aromatics, Ireland’s leading Aromatherapy Company since 1994.
In 2005 I qualified as a professional Aromatherapist with Obus School of Healing Therapies with an International Diploma in Aromatherapy, Body Working and Swiss reflex. I am a member of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (the largest aromatherapy specific professional practitioner organisation in the world).
Calling all gardeners, growers and plant lovers, this is not just for complementary therapists or health professionals, I hope there is something here for everyone……………….
All Things Aromatic by Ellen Cox