What should you expect during an aromatherapy consultation with Nature Notes/Deanna Russell?
Is there a fee for the consultation?
Yes- depending on the complexity of your concerns, your fee will vary. There is a minimum fee of $45 for a 30 minute session. Normally the first visit will take an hour or more, depending on the person. If any products are created especially for you, the cost of the products, plus any shipping and handling will be added to the Consultation Fee.
Are my products/remedies/custom blends included in this fee?
No- every person is assessed individually and your take home solution(s) will be based on several factors. Determining your personalized care is based on the type of application that is best suited for your needs, including your budget and personal aroma preferences. You will always be provided with the cost of your product(s) so you can decide to proceed with it or not. Your treatment plan is in your control.
Phases of your consultation
During the first visit you will be asked to provide some medical information including any medications, herbs and supplements you are currently taking. You will be asked to provide a list of these items, including dosages. You can save time by filling out the form ahead of time and submitting it before ahead of your consultation. All consultations are currently online video format. You will be sent a link to select your booking time and will make your payment directly from the booking calendar. After that you will also receive your intake form to complete before your scheduled appointment.
Your treatment Plan – part of your initial consultation
Next we will together decide on what type of treatment you wish to pursue. It might include a custom essential oil blend (or one that is already available if it meets the requirements), a topical application blend/massage oil blend, spray, inhaler, ointment, etc.
The method of application will be determined by individual needs. Frequency of use will also be discussed, as well as other instructions.
Most customized aromatherapy products can be created and given to the client at the end of the consultation. However, some products such as custom ointments will need to be picked up another day.
Implementation of the plan – to be done by the client at home
The client will use the blend and follow the treatment protocol. If there are questions or any complications that arise, please notify Deanna as soon as possible.
Please keep a record of how your treatment is going. Allow at least a few days before deciding if something is working for you or not. Sometimes you will notice a significant improvement quickly, but not always. Often changes take time, especially if you are dealing with a chronic problem. If after 2 weeks there is still no improvement, a different approach should be taken. A second appointment should take place, with a review of your treatment protocol and next steps.
Please keep in mind that everyone is different. What works for one person, may- or may not- work for you. In fact, what works for you at one time in your life may not later, and vice versa. Life is funny like that!
|$45 1st half hour|
|Standard initial consult|
|$75 1st hour|
|Extended initial consult|
up to 90 minutes
|15 minute follow up visit, up to 30 minutes maximum||$20- $40|
|30-45 minute follow up visit||$40-$50|
|Cost of your blend, product(s), shipping (if applicable)||Additional to the cost of the consultation.|
Why do you need this information and how long will it take?
It is important to complete a medical intake form. There are certain essential oils which should not be used under certain conditions. Allergies are also a major consideration-as well as personal aroma preferences. Usually the first visit will take anywhere from 45 mins to an hour and a half, depending on your personal health situation.
What kind of concerns can be addressed by aromatherapy?
You’d be surprised by how you can improve your situation by using essential oils. The most common worries people have are stress related and subsequent and/or chronic issues. These include digestive, sleep and skin conditions and too many others to list here. If you are wondering, drop me an email and ask. Chances are pretty good that I have a solution we could try. Please note: I do not make medical diagnosis or claim to cure any diseases.
What are your qualifications?
I have completed my formal studies at the West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy in Canada and am certified as a clinical aromatherapist/essential oil therapist. I am a professional member of CAOA (Canadian Alliance of Aromatherapists).
Is my consultation covered by my health insurance provider?
At this time consultations provided by a clinical aromatherapist do not seem to be covered by a specific category. Although qualified as a health professional with a professional designation, most insurance companies have not listed aromatherapy as covered. You will always be provided with a receipt however, for submission to health spending accounts and possible submission to CRA for tax purposes.
What clients are saying
I’m so hoping that even if I’m still in menopause 10 years from now (God forbid) I’ll still be able to deal with the symptoms naturally with “Deanna’s Potion”. Seriously, if it works for me, it’ll work for anyone because I’ve had it so bad.
Naomi H, Lethbridge, AB
I just had to call you to let you know that the ointment you made for my psoriasis is WORKING! Nothing else I’ve tried has even come close to this. I’d like another jar please.
Pat R, Sicamous, BC
About your Ditch the Itch ointment.. First of all I LOVE IT!! And it’s the first ointment that has actually relieved the itching! My eczema was getting so bad that my hand was raw from being so itchy and painful… but finally I’ve found some relief !!!! So thank you so much for making such wonderful products!!!!
Denise K, Calgary, AB
Thank you for taking such good care of me! I’m likely to be good as new in no time, thanks to you!
Jen K, Victoria, BC
Any information that you provide to us will not be given or sold to anyone. In the event of a referral to another healthcare professional, your permission will be asked to discuss your case with them.
If you are wondering how aromatherapy may benefit you, drop me an email and we can talk about it.