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massage resources

clinical research on massage >
Keith Gosline at Personal Fitness System has done a tremendous job gathering research data demonstrating the efficacy of massage for different conditions. Thank you, Keith!

The book Touch (2003) by Tiffany Field also documents research on the therapeutic benefits of touch. 

Aromatics International >
Simply the purest therapeutic-grade essential oils we have found available in the USA.  To assure purity and quality, each batch of oil at Aromatics International is tested with Gas Chromatography/ Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS). Also, if you are interested in making your own essential oil blends, they have a great list of “recipes” for different ailments.  Check out their other web-tabs, as they have information on how to get started, & safety, storage, etc., as well. 

The following book is also a helpful starting point if you are interested in learning more about aromatherapy and essential oils: The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy (1991) by Valerie Wormwood.

The Finger Lakes School of Massage >
FLSM is both Jill & Jenn’s massage alma mater. FLSM’s school store is a great resource, and they carry  essential oils from Aromatics International right here in Ithaca.