302019Sep
OT and Integrative Health May Lower Pain

OT and Integrative Health May Lower Pain

Most of us have or will experience physical pain in our lives. For many, pain is an everyday or chronic experience, but does it need to be? If you are looking for help that is natural and non-pharmacological that can be used instead of or in conjunction with drugs or surgery, here are options. Health…

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302019Aug
Integrative Health and Prevention

Integrative Health and Prevention

Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L shares how integrative health can help with prevention and wellness, in addition to recovery, in this one minute video. Emmy highlights how stress management is a foundational way that many integrative health approaches can help people. This can help them lower stress, anxiety, pain, symptoms of trauma, and may boost the immune…

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22018Sep
Aromatherapy Intro Class Free to Full Members

Aromatherapy Intro Class Free to Full Members

Aromatherapy Intro 3-Hour Audio Recording Instructor: Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L Become a Full Member of the Holistic OT Community to get the free class here. Course Description: Aromatherapy utilizes plant essences, also known as essential oils, to enhance health and healing. This course will give the student foundational skills in the safety, efficacy, and application of…

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22018Feb
Aromatherapy Intro Class 2/24/18

Aromatherapy Intro Class 2/24/18

Aromatherapy Intro Class February 24, 2018 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Central Time via Teleconference – $99 Course Description: Aromatherapy utilizes plant essences, also known as essential oils, to enhance health and healing. This course will give the student foundational skills in the safety, efficacy, and application of essential oils for the health care setting….

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102017Mar
What can aromatherapy do for your practice?

What can aromatherapy do for your practice?

While the concept of aromatherapy is familiar to many of us, do you know how to use it therapeutically in your practice? In 2015, Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L wrote an article Aromatherapy Can Enhance Health and Healing that explores aromatherapy from the perspective of an occupational therapist. Here are some benefits that she has found: Research studies…

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132015Aug

Aromatherapy Can Enhance Health & Healing

“Aromatherapy Can Enhance Health & Healing: Essential Oils Have Been Used Since Time Immemorial.” By Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L This article was originally published on August 3, 2015 on ADVANCE Magazine for Occupational Therapy Practitioners Aromatherapy is the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic plant essences, known as essential oils, to promote health and well-being…

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32015Apr
7 Essential Oils to Energize and Calm

7 Essential Oils to Energize and Calm

Essential oils are the plant essences that when distilled become concentrated components of the plant. They have been used since time immemorial for the simple pleasure of their scent, their healing and life giving properties, to prevent disease, and as cleaners and disinfectants. They are an herb, have medicinal and therapeutic qualities, and are a…

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