The International Aromatherapy Conference and Wellness Expo, hosted by the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA), will take place September 29 – October 3 at the Minneapolis Marriott Southwest in Minnetonka, MN.
The event, focused this year on “The Future of Aromatics in Integrative Healthcare,” will present an array of industry leaders who will be presenting on a variety of topics, including the use of aromatherapy in clinical setting, spa, personal care and other integrative therapies, as well as aromatherapy research and natural perfumery.
The conference also will focus on core principles of aromatherapy including, the impact of essential oils on the human body, chemistry, the limbic brain and psychoneuroimmunology. The event will include a lecture on the business pitfalls facing natural health care providers, and aromatherapists in particular, as well as an educational retreat offering of daily aromatic yoga. This conference is a part of the AIA’s mission to unite aromatherapists from around the world in an effort to advance research and professionalism within the aromatherapy industry and to provide public education through scientific research and educational programs. Its goal is to bring conventional medicine and natural therapies, with emphasis on professional aromatherapy, into a more harmonious relationship.
Participants will learn how essential oils are being used in clinical environments, hospice and palliative care, cancer care, skin care, massage and spas, psychotherapy, Eastern medicine and yoga, among other integrative therapies from dynamic and engaging speakers. New techniques to enhance healing practices will be presented. Attendees may receive up to 30 contact hours for fully attending the conference.
For more information and registration, call toll-free 877.531.6377 or go to http://alliance-aromatherapists.org/2011_conference_registration.htm.