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Carrier Oils For Aromatherapy And Massage – 4th Edition
By Len Price, with Shirley Price
Riverhead Publishing, ISBN 1 874353 02 6

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This classic aromatherapy textbook – which for many years has proved an indispensable reference source for complementary therapists using massage in their discipline, is now in its 4th Edition with updated information and valuable additional content. Written in an accessible style, the text is divided into clear, easy–to–use sections. The nature, chemistry and usage of 60 vegetable carrier oils are discussed in detail, with clear data tables, a glossary, a cross–reference chart of common ailments, a comprehensive index, and useful appendices including a discussion of essential fatty acids and their impact on bodily health. There is also an appendix on using the carrier oils in cookery for the preparation of nutritious, health-enhancing dishes.

The 300+ page book has become a bible for all complementary practitioners and is a veritable storehouse of knowledge for anyone interested in expanding their understanding of carrier oils and their usage in aromatherapy and massage. The first, and arguably the greatest, of its kind – this book is utterly unmissable.

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Len and Shirley Price are well known for their long service in, and dedication to, the field of aromatherapy in making accurate, tried and tested knowledge available to complementary therapists throughout the world. The three aromatherapy books which they have written together are relied upon by colleges, students and lay enthusiasts for their clear, researched information. Both Len and Shirley have been instrumental in many important developments in the practice of aromatherapy over several decades, calling for greater evidence- and research-based information, and striving to introduce aromatherapy to the wider programme of NHS-available treatments.

Having devoted their professional lives to the study and dissemination of aromatherapy as a precise discipline whilst running a successful aromatherapy training academy for nearly three decades, Len and Shirley have now retired, occasionally speaking as guests of honour at complementary therapy symposia around the world and contributing to notable complementary and alternative health journals. Their renowned book Aromatherapy for Health Professionals, published by Elsevier, is one of the most respected and endorsed texts in Aromatherapy today.

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By Shirley Price
Riverhead Publishing, ISBN 1 874353 16 4 (100 pages)

In this well-illustrated book, designed to help both professional and lay aromatherapists get the most out of this useful therapy, leading aromatherapy author Shirley Price explores the character and therapeutic value of different essential oils and blends, and gives details and practical advice.

This excellent book includes:

  • helpful illustrations demonstrating the hand positions and movements on the feet
  • a comprehensive list of essential oils and the health conditions which they can help
  • clear, cogent instructions on the application of this therapy
  • case histories

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