The Aromatherapy Program delivers structured aromatherapy services to SummitCare's residents. These services, provided by Aromacare are of the highest professional quality, delivered in accordance with the International Aromatherapy & Aromatic Medicine Association standards using premium quality Aromacare products in aromatherapy treatments.
In response to identifying individual clients’ emerging health status, needs, and wants, the Aromatherapy In-Care Program employs the professional knowledge, skills and experience of qualified aromatherapists in preparing and implementing written aromatherapy care plans and supporting direct care staff in providing aromatherapy.
The essential oil pharmacopoeia is extensive and knowledge of individual oils and oil combinations, treatment indications, contraindications and therapeutic effects lies at the heart of professional aromatherapy practice. This knowledge, together with the use of various modalities especially massage, the quality of therapeutic communications and the creation of a healing environment are significant contributors to therapeutic success and resident safety. These features distinguish Aromacare’s Aromatherapy In-Care Program.
The Aromatherapy In-Care Program provides flexible options to suit the particular needs of SummitCare's aged care residents. These services are specially tailored and may include individual visits to people in their own homes, group aromatherapy sessions for residents and staff wellbeing aromatherapy massages as well as the use of face sprays, essential oil inhalation and relaxation techniques.
Aromacare was first established by Rosemary Lamb in 2003. She completed a Graduate Diploma in Healing Therapies and a Diploma of Holistic Aromatherapy and experienced the powerful health benefits of essential oils and natural products. Rosemary identified the need for structured and effectively managed aromatherapy and created the industry recognised Aromacare In-Care program which is now active in multiple health care facilities across Australia.