Massage & Aromatherapy

Elaine Hoggard, LMT, CERTIFIED AROMATHERAPIST

Elaine Hoggard is a Maryland Licensed Massage Therapist, and NAHA Certified Aromatherapist. Airmid Holistic Arts was created to offer services that foster well being and help support the connection to one's own innate healing process. A therapist since 2012, Elaine's approach to massage is to help counter the effects of stress induced, sustained and repetitive use imbalances, encouraging the body back into a state of comfort, relaxation and ease. Drawing from Swedish massage, deep tissue techniques and myofascial release, each massage session is customized to a client’s individual needs. A love of plants combined with a strong belief in the mind-body connection led her to formally study aromatherapy as another method of natural healing and is offered as part of her bodywork practice, as well as, in one on one consultation. She is currently continuing her education in traditional medicinal botanicals as a student of the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine. Elaine welcomes the opportunity to work with all clients as part of a holistic approach to their health and wellness.

CUSTOM INTEGRATED BODYWORK SESSIONS 

With a focus on encouraging the body back into balance and drawing from a variety of modalities, including Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, and myofascial release therapy, each session is customized with the intention of creating an experience that brings about an increased sense of relaxation and well-being. 

All massage sessions include optional handcrafted aromatherapy blends. 

30 MINUTES $45 

60 MINUTES $80 

90 MINUTES $120

AROMATHERAPY 

Ahh…the power of scent. Aromatherapy can best be described as a complementary and holistic modality, that incorporates the therapeutic use of plant based essential oils for the support of emotional, physical and spiritual well being.  It is used mostly by inhalation, either directly or indirectly, and topical application. Research has shown that by bringing mind and body back into balance, aromatherapy can be an effective, yet gentle approach for treating stress related disorders and a preventative health care measure with relatively few side effects.  (1,2) 

Benefits can include: Stress management Mental focus and clarity Encouraging relaxation Respiratory and immune support Promoting a more restful sleep Supporting muscle and joint health *Please be aware that, aromatherapy is a complementary practice and does not replace medical intervention when needed. Always inform your health care provider if you are using aromatherapy. 

For additional information on aromatherapy and current research findings: National Association of Holistic Aromatherapists https://naha.org/ Alliance of International Aromatherapists http://www.alliance-aromatherapists.org/ 

References: 

1.  Tisserand, Maggie. (1996) Aromatherapy for Women. Rochester, Vermont:  Healing Arts Press. 

2.   Butje A, Repede E, Shatall M. (2008) Healing scents: An overview of clinical aromatherapy for emotional distress. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing. Vol. 46, No.18:46 – 51.  Retrieved from https://pds.semanticscholar.org/0b57/a0e98c0341fbbc41aac69eaceca1ae72ee4b.pdf