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Design from Patterns to Details


Yesterday I wrote about two of the permaculture principles, each element should have multiple functions and each functions should be supported by multiple elements.

Today I am going to relate another permaculture principle to my Aromatherapy and Massage practice.

Design From Patterns to Details – “Can’t see the forest for the trees”
By stepping back, we can observe patterns in nature and society. These can form the backbone of our designs, with the details filled in as we go.

Traditional Chinese Medicine fits very well with this principle as it looks for patterns of disharmony in the body and mind and then seeks to correct these, either with herbs, acupuncture or pressure or both.

This is what I try and do as an Aromatherapist. I look for patterns and then think about which oils will support the changes in these patterns my client wishes to make. So for instance, a person with depression often feels cold much of the time which might indicate Yang deficiency along with blocked Qi. This would be an indication to use some oils in the blend that are warming in nature along with others that specifically work on moving energy around the body.

If you are interested in a massage using essential oils that looks at you as a whole person rather than a list of symptoms do get in contact.

dave@cambridgearomatherapy.com or 07939273569

I Work both in Trumpington and in Central Cambridge.

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