Sarah has found that using essential oils in her practice not only helps her clients relax but also brings them back for more massage sessions. My husband and I have tried many different brands but have found Young Living Essential Oils (YLEO) to be consistently superior in quality, purity, and therefore value. That brand can be a bit pricey, but at least you can be sure that you are getting what you pay for and not a cheap substitute for the real thing. Not all essential oils are "created" equal, and some of them can even be harmful because the plants from which they are derived may be contaminated with pesticides or because the oils have not been processed or stored appropriately. Young Living brand ensures strict adherence to rigorous industry standards.
Some friends of ours, Ed and Jacqui Close, first introduced us to Young Living Essential Oils, and though we may have strayed away and tried other kinds, we always return to using YLEO. Ed (an accomplished environmental scientist) has even conducted research on using a proprietary blend to combat mold contamination in buildings and has published his findings. More information on his study can be found at http://moldrx4u.com/optimoils/.
As I said earlier, Sarah integrates YLEO into her therapy, and she has achieved amazing results with her clients. Many of them experience elevated mood, relief of sinus congestion, and even some pain cessation after her massage with the oils. I know that I will be using the oils when I begin my own therapeutic massage practice.