Friday, May 29, 2009

Aromatherapy Conference

The aromatherapy conference was amazing! To be in the company of over 100 fellow aromatherapists was energising and inspiring. Everybody was lovely and friendly, and excited to hear that we two had come over from Dublin.

One speaker in particular caught my attention- a composer named John Levine. John composed alphamusic, which brings your brain into a relaxed state, usually within 4 minutes. I've never come across anything like it, and the effect on us was fantastic. John spoke for an hour, telling his story, while the music played in the background. And, honestly, when he had finished, I felt as relaxed as I normally do after an hour's massage.

I've bought one of his cd's, and so far the results are very encouraging.

We got a lovely goodie bag, with samples of some oils and creams- if there's one thing sure to win me over, it's a goodie bag.

However, lunch was not a positive experience. I haven't eaten food this bad in about 20 years. They had a disgusting cold quiche that tasted as though gelatine had been added, and a couple of curries, with a sign above them indicating they contained MSG! I ask you, at an aromatherapy conference! Why couldn't they have just put out some salads and nice brown bread- plain, simple and tasty.


  1. Hi Mimi, I can imagine all those aromatherapists would have made for a very relaxing atmosphere.

    CJ xx

  2. I love my aromatherapy massages, so uplifting, or relaxing, or calming - whatever is needed. Went for a calming one last week, but you wouldn't be able to tell that by my ranting post!

  3. CJ- yes, it was a relaxing atmosphere, but the business got done too, so I suppose that was good.
    SM- I agree, it's hard to beat a good aromatherapy massage, and I enjoyed your ranting post!
    Thanks for the comments.