In 2013, shortly after discovering essential oils, I found myself attending an Aromatouch Technique Training. Now, I’m not a massage therapist, but something drew me and I found myself with 20 other women training on the Aromatouch Technique–and getting on a massage table to experience it.
The Geek in me LOVED the science. The choices of the oils for the specific purposes in the specific order! The different motions… the patterns that enhance the particular benefits! The touch part—there I was more hesitant. Always more in my head than my body, I’d connected with people through words, not touch. But hey, maybe it was time I learned something new!
When I got home, I tried it on a few peeps close to me then forgot about it. Fast forward 2 years–I was on a yoga retreat and my roomie had a crisis. She had food allergies—severe ones. Though she was careful, she had inadvertently eaten something and reacted. Doubled over in pain, she was literally unable to stand up. She used doTERRA oils regularly, and applied Digestzen for support. However, from past experience, she was getting ready for a really long sleepless night of discomfort.
It’s awful to watch someone suffer and feel unable to help. As I stood there, I remembered the Aromatouch Technique. I figured if it helped her relax a tiny bit it would be worth something. We had a sofa—as she couldn’t lay flat on her belly she curled up in child’s pose on her knees with her head bowed and let me apply the oils. I remembered the order of the oils due to the brilliance of the design and did my best. After the 3rd oil introduction, she stretched her legs out. After the 5th oil, she was snoring. I finished and covered her with a blanket letting her sleep. In the morning she expressed how surprised and delighted she was! NEVER had she recovered that quickly or rested that well after a food reaction! It was THEN I began to recognize the incredible power of the Aromatouch Technique.
After that experience, I started to see that this Technique I trained in was a gift I could freely offer those I care about. My exhausted new mom friends, my stressed out aging parents, My overwhelmed children after school, my powerful, risk-taking doTERRA business partners, an anxiety-ridden neighbor, a woman with a host of ailments I couldn’t hope to sort out—-ALL of them benefitted! It’s been AMAZING and EMPOWERING!
I realized that Aromatouch Technique’s gifts are manifold. It is a gift of connection, an invitation to the process of restoration. A chance for me to offer 40 minutes of love and focus, with no demand for return. A tool to bring a reprieve from the demands of daily life, and an opportunity to help nurture the body and spirit in a powerful way. I can partner with the recipient to help them reclaim and rebuild their resilience.
Those I’ve gifted the Technique to over the years have told me that they slept better that night than they had in ages. They had relief from digestive issues that were plaguing them. They felt invigorated. Their menstrual pain lessened even as I applied the oils. They relaxed and finally to let go and rest. They felt cared for. So over the past 4 years, I’ve developed an incredible respect for the power and the gift of the Aromatouch Technique. I’m less shy in offering it because I know it supports people in increasing their wellness and beginning to release what holds them hostage.
In our media/information overloaded lives, the 40 minutes of quiet touch and oil application connection is a rare and precious gift which I am privileged to share. I was so excited to Train with Dr. Hill and am now certified to Train others! Join me this summer at an Aromatouch Training near you–and begin your own Aromatouch Journey.
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You and those you love will be so glad you did.
With Joy and Gratitude,
- Posted by Dawn Behm
- On June 7, 2017
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