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Conference on Complementary Animal Healing
Nan Martin of Experience Essential Oils was the feature presenter on therapeutic grade essential oils for animals at The Conference on Complementary Animal Healing in Boxborough, Massachusetts on November 11 and 12, 2012, sponsored by Maureen Harmonay of Animal Translations. Nan is an internationally known intuitive consultant, animal empathy and energy healer who resides in Jupiter, Florida.
Nan has extensive expertise in the use of therapeutic essential oils for emotional and physical well-being in humans and animals as a Certified Raindrop Technique Specialist and equestrian professional. She hosts a weekly radio show on BlogTalkRadio called Change Your Vibe with Nan Martin.
On November 11, Nan presented information on the application of therapeutic essential oils for cats and dogs. She clarified the common misconceptions about using oils for our pets by educating participants about the different grades of oils, the various applications, and the safety precautions.
On November 12, Nan spoke about using essential oils for horses; and how she has effectively used them in her equestrian business to improve training, release behavior problems, address stubborn skin conditions, and combat persistent digestive issues that could not be resolved with traditional solutions alone.
Both days of Nan’s presentations included demonstrations of how essential oils can be used to improve animals’ emotional and physical well-being easily and effectively. Oils can help to release emotional trauma, clear fear, minimize separation anxiety, and provide calming to the nervous system. She summarized the top essential oils for common issues such as fleas and ticks, skin conditions, digestive issues, and joint and muscle pain.
Following the conference, Nan taught an essential oil training course for people and their animals at Birchwood Farm, home of Mindful Connections in Westhampton, MA on November 17 and 18. This two- day workshop featured live demonstrations and hands-on training for class participants.
Nan emphasizes the importance of using therapeutic grade essential oils - not perfume grade oils. Aromatherapy for horses is similar to that for humans. Understanding which essential oils are for which uses is another important factor. For example, there are specific, different oils for anxiety, muscles and pain. One should choose the oils for specific purpose(s) and place them in front of the muzzle and observe your horse. “Horses intuitively love essential oils!” Nan says. “Notice what nostril the horse goes to and his reaction to the oil. Horses that like the oil may flare their nostrils, go for the bottle and even try to nuzzle it out of your hand! They also may curl their lip (flehmen) in glee! I have them smell the oil first. Then, I may place a drop or two of oil on the forehead, the crest of the neck by the mane, or at the poll as well. For physical issues, place the oil directly on location; and for respiratory issues, place oil on the front of the chest and allow them to inhale it.”
For more information on the conference and the intensive training course, visit www.experience-essential-oils.com. Nan can be contacted by phone at (561) 315-6334 or by email via the form on the website.
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