Sunday, June 8, 2008

Oxygenate the body - June 6, 2008

I have spent many years searching for the best products and services to maintain health and wellness. By sharing the information, it is my hope that you will find it important in your journey to continued good health and the prevention of 'dis-ease'.

I was introduced to the original Chi machine and Hot House about eight years ago. I have been using these two machines since that time. I love them and can definitely notice a difference when I travel without them and am not able to use them for a few days.

There are four products I am introducing along with their benefits. You will find move information on my website.

The first product is the original Chi machine. This experience is like having a full body massage, including the internal organs of the body. Just 15 minutes is estimated to be the equivalnet of walking 90 minutes, in terms of oxygenating the body. This is valuable to those who have limitations that prevent regular exercise. It is easy to use and may provide improved physical, mental, and emotional health for all ages. Benefits include: Increased oxygen, improved circulation, relaxation, increased immune function, balanced nervous system, and exercise to the internal organs.

The Hot House provides far infrared rays or thermal treatment. It is small, easy to use, and portable. Benefits include: Increased energy, improved blood circulation, increased body tissue's regenerative ability, improved metabolism, and improved feelings of well-being.

The Electro Reflex Energizer (ERE) provides a full body experience. By placing the feet on the pads, all the reflex points on the feet are stimulated. Use the ERE for five to 30 minutes per day to promote well-being. The feet feel better and the body feels relaxed and revitalized. The foot massage promotes blood circulation, helps relieve aches and pains, reduce fatigue, and relax tense muscles.

The E-power has been recently introduced. It was designed to provide Negative Potential Energy (Energy for Rest) with High Frequency Energy. It generates high frequency electrical waves, creating an internal energy that will balance and revitalize the body. Benefits include faster metabolism and improved immune function.

For further information, please contact me.

Carole Collins, RMT, QBT, CPA, BMsc

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Musings of the past week's events regarding animal aromatherapy.

I have just returned from beautiful British Columbia. Yes, it was a little cooler than usual for this time of year but the enthusiasm for aromatherapy and using essential oils for horses did not wane. There was a heavy snowfall the day of the first annual Canadian Association of Holistic Equine Therapists Symposium, but people came from far and wide to attend the lectures and trade show. Horse owners appreciated the aspect that all lectures were directed for the highest good of the animal. I was pleased to provide an introduction to animal aromatherapy. This was a new concept for many people, but the interest was keen.

Also, I spent a wonderful day at the British Columbia College of Equine Therapy teaching an introdution to aromatherapy for animals. The students were eager to learn about true essential oils and their application for horses. I am always amazed during the practical sessions when there is an opportunity to apply essential oils to two or three horses. They are so eager to heal and do love the essential oils. The horses relaxed completely after the essential oils were applied. Many of the common applications of essential oils found by the Equine Therapists are wound healing, muscle tension, calming and relaxing during times of stress, as well as several others too numerous to mention at this time.

One of my goals this week is to revamp the aromatherapy classes I provide through the Western Institute of Aromatherapy to make it easier for students and the lay person to learn the art of aromatherapy and the use of true essential oils. Stay posted.

Have an aromatic week.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April 1, 2008 - Basic Essential Oil Kit

April fool's day and the beginning of a new month bring the promise of spring. The weather has been cold for this time of year and there is still lots of snow in many areas. Yesterday, we had snow flurries here. Having moved into a new development, I am anxious for the yard to dry up so the landscaping can be done.

Before we know it we will be contending with mosquitoes and other insects, and, scrapes, bruises, and sunburn. This is a perfect time to acquire a summer first aide kit of essential oils. The starter kit I have put together comes with some basic guidelines for using those essential oils. It contains essential oils of basil, eucalyptus globulus, lavender officinalis, lemongrass, peppermint, ravensara, tea tree, and wintergreen.

There are several essential oil blends that are easy to use for those who are just beginning to use true essential oils. I also have a workbook, including DVD, and samples of essential oils that is for home and personal use. This is based on the one day workshop that I have been teaching for many years. It has been popular for the lay person.

Rember to have an aromatic day and enjoy using true essential oils.

Carole Collins RMT, CPA, QBT, BMsc

Monday, March 24, 2008

March 24, 2008 Quantum Biofeedback Device

There are many modalities to choose from today when searching for complementary services.

One of the most popular services I offer in my clinic is the Quantum Biofeedback. It is one of the best ways to improve one's health and well-being. The device is designed to identify the energetic imbalances or stressors which have an impact on one's health. The purpose of the device is to scan the body for these stressors and to provide feedback to the body to reduce those stressors so the body may heal itself. It scans the body, much like a virus scan on the computer. The negative affects of stress are known to be the most common causes for dis-ease in the body.

Quantum biofeedback is excellent for children and pets, too. For those who are not able to communiate their stressors, a Quantum Biofeedback session could unearth stressors that may be preventing the body from healing itself.

Carole Collins RMT, CPA, BMsc, QBT

Monday, March 10, 2008

March 8, 2008 Horses love essential oils, too!

I have been teaching an introductory aromatherapy workshop at the British Columbia College of Equine Therapy for the past seven years. I am currently preparing for that annual spring workshop. The students and graduates of the College have been using true essential oils with great success. Subsequently, equine aromatherapy is becoming very popular.

This year, I am able to incorporate both the workshop, attendance, and an aromatherapy presentation at the first symposium presented by the Canadian Association of Holistic Equine Practitioners, called Equine Holistic Awareness Symposium. It is Saturday, April 19th at the Armstrong, BC Fairgrounds. For further information please see

My book, Essential Guide to Animal Aromatherapy, has been very popular and was written with the beginner in mind. It has easy to use charts and this book can go with you everywhere.

For those who wish to have a more in-depth study of the use of true aromatherapy for animals, I offer a Certified Animal Aromatherapist program through the Western Institute of Aromatherapy.

I have recently moved my office and as soon as I am able to locate the files with the case studies regarding horses, I will post them on my website.

Most people as how and where to get started using essential oils. The essential oil starter kit for the beginner is offered at The Fragrant Garden website. It comes with guidelines on how to use essential oils for horses. I sincerely hope you will enjoy using essential oils as much as I have for the past eighteen years.

Carole Collins, RMT, CPA, QBT, BMsc
Certified Aromatherapist
Quantum Biofeedback Technician

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

March 3, 2008 Aromatherapy

Spring is just around the corner! As I was writing my article for the Neighbourhood Express I was reminded of the different seasons and how the use of essential oils is appropriate with each season. Sunburn, insect bites and stings, repelling insects, and cuts and scrapes are only a few of the spring and summer maladies that we can use essential oils to soothe. I like to include a recipe or two in the article to assist everyone in using their essential oils. You will find the article on my website.

Aromatherapy exams were completed last weekend. It is such a pleasure working with the students and viewing their progress. The case studies indicated the pleasure of the recipients is experiencing essential oils.

I have taught a one day course on using essential oils for home and personal use for many years. It has been very popular as not everyone is interested in becoming a certified aromatherapist. For convenience I have put that course into CD and booklet format for home study. Everyone can feel competent in using essential oils for prevention purposes for home use.

Carole Collins RMT, CPA, BMsc, QBT