Botanical Healing Arts & Massage:

"Aromatherapy belongs to the realm of natural therapeutics. As such it is based on certain principles which are shared by herbal medicine, homeopathy, etc. These principles are complementary and are based on man's interpretation of nature from his understanding of life." Robert Tisserand

My mission is to provide a truly integrated approach to holistic health and wellness through aromatherapy and massage.

Classes and Workshops

Classes and Workshops for 2016

Winter/Spring 2017 CE courses:  January 20, 2017 Holistic Approach to Health and Wellnes Therapies in Massage Practice for 8-5pm Lincoln Land Community College 130 W. Mason St., Springfield, IL $199 Call 217-524-6749 or cctc@llcc.edu 

March 25, 2017- Illinois AMTA Conference Class on Essential Oils for Skin (2-5pm) and March 26, 2017 / Illinois AMTA Conference Class on Holistic Pain Management from 2-5pm in Oakbrook, IL

April 14, 2017 - Essential Oils for Skincare at Parkland Business Training on Mattis Ave. 8am-5pm

Earth Day at Sara's Sanctuary at Lake Sara in Effingham, IL call 217-621-9103 to reserve a space!

May 12, 2017- Lincoln Land Community College 8-5pm. CE Holistic Pain Management cctc@llcc.edu

 

 

 

 

 

* Sara Holmes is an Approved NCTMB Provider

 

REGISTER NOW FOR FALL 2017 - COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES IN HEALTHCARE, PARKLAND COLLEGE ON MATTIS. COURSE HCS-150:050  Mondays from 9:00-11:30am  WITH 3 College CREDIT HOURS. REGISTER AT WWW.PARKLAND.EDU

 

 

 

Available Classes and Workshops

Stress Management with Complementary Therapies

Whether it's the home or office, most of us have moments when we need all the stress management skills we can muster! Participants will learn how they can reduce the effects of stress through the use of aromatherapy, guided imagery, meditation and massage.

Holistic Presence and Therapies for Hospice Patients

Learn how to use touch, aromatherapy and guided imagery to help the patients and families of those in hospice care. We stress treating each person as an individual (holistically) and not focus on their disease but their comfort and their life, rather than their death.

Assembling an Essential Oil First Aid Kit

Learn how to make blends for most common complaints using a few basic essential oils. Blends for sunburn, bug bites,sore muscles, swelling, sprains, fatigue, and itching or irritated skin are all discussed, and you'll take home a blend of your choice. Fees to be arranged at time of scheduling.

Basics of Aromatherapy

This program is intended to give an overview of the art and science of aromatherapy. We discuss definitions, terminology, clinical reviews, and the basics of blending. Handouts are included. Fees to be arranged at time of scheduling.

Essential Oils from the Garden

This program focuses on the plants that essential oils are extracted from. Participants are taught how to make an herbal infusion and an essential oil spray mist. Photos of my garden and various gardens where a profusion of herbs and flowers are grown are discussed, too. Each participant leaves with a 4 oz. spritz and recipe sheet. Fees to be arranged at time of scheduling.

Tea for Health and Wellness

This program explores the essential oils found in many teas. A tasting of unique healthy teas makes this a wonderful winter program! Informational handouts are provided and it is possible to make products for the bath made from tea. Fees to be arranged at time of scheduling.

The Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils

This program is for those looking for clinical information on the use of essential oils. A 1-2 hour informative presentation with essential oil demonstrations and educational handouts. Fees to be arranged at time of scheduling.

Health and Harmony with Essential Oils

This program is for those who are interested in integrating essential oils into their daily health and wellness routine. We discuss how to use essential oils for physical and emotional health. Clinical cases are reviewed and recipes are shared. The goal is to be happier by uplifting and nurturing ourselves and others. In addition to the program you can choose to add a make-it-and-take-it component. Fees arranged at time of scheduling.

Making your own Natural Bath, Body and Cleaning Products with Essential Oils

This is a hands-on program that allows the participants the opportunity to make 1 essential oil bath, body and cleaning product to take home. There is an informational discussion, demonstration and participation. Each attendee also receives a recipe sheet to continue making products at home. Fees to be arranged at time of scheduling.

New Class on Aromatic Skin Care and Aroma Facials!

BASED ON TRAINING AND NEW INFORMATION FROM ROBERT TISSERAND'S SKINCARE CLASS

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                  

NEW CLASSES ON HOLISTIC PAIN MANAGEMENT AND CANCER COMFORT AND CARE KITS FOR PATIENTS AND CAREGIVERS!