Therapeutic Essential Oils For Massage Therapy! Trivia Quiz

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Therapeutic Essential Oils For Massage Therapy! Trivia Quiz

This is a quiz for Texas Massage Therapists who have taken "Part I: Introduction to Therapeutic Essential Oils for Massage Therapy" online course for 6 CE Credit Hours.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The definition of "Aromatherapy" is: 
    • A. 

      The use of perfumes on the skin to smell better.

    • B. 

      The therapeutic use of fragrances to promote physical and psychological wellbeing.

    • C. 

      The treatment of a disease or disorder.

  • 2. 
     A pure essential oil..... 
    • A. 

      Is a volatile liquid, extracted from the leaves, bark, flowers, roots or seeds of the plant.

    • B. 

      Is made up of a single compound.

    • C. 

      Is very inexpensive.

  • 3. 
    The use of essential oils began..... 
    • A. 

      Thousands of years ago.

    • B. 

      In 1910 when Jean-Maurice Gattefosse burned his hand.

    • C. 

      During World War II.

  • 4. 
    Current research shows that essential oils.....
    • A. 

      Are only effective against burns.

    • B. 

      Make excellent hosts for bacteria, virus and fungi.

    • C. 

      Can be immune supporting by being effective against bacteria, virus and fungi.

  • 5. 
    Finding out the exact botanical name of the plant from which an oil came is important because..... 
    • A. 

      Different species have different therapeutic uses.

    • B. 

      If you see the name on the bottle it can help confirm the quality of the oil.

    • C. 

      Both A & B.

  • 6. 
    The production of an essential oil and therefore its quality, can be affected by:
    • A. 

      When it's harvested, where it's grown, altitude, and climate.

    • B. 

      The cost of the plant.

    • C. 

      The size of the plant.

  • 7. 
    Smells are interpreted by....
    • A. 

      Olfaction in the nasal cavity.

    • B. 

      The epithelium cells in the nose.

    • C. 

      The limbic portion of the brain.

  • 8. 
    Inhaling essential oils....
    • A. 

      Can damage your nasal cavity.

    • B. 

      Has been shown to stimulate the secretion of antibodies.

    • C. 

      Has been proven to have a minimal affect on hormones.

  • 9. 
    Because the skin is the largest organ in our body.....
    • A. 

      Essential oils can only penetrate a limited number of cells within the body.

    • B. 

      Research has shown that essential oils get in every cell and organ in our body within 21 minutes of application.

    • C. 

      An inferior oil will have little impact on your client.

  • 10. 
    Regulatory agencies that set standards for the quality of essential oils .......
    • A. 

      Exist in Europe.

    • B. 

      Exist in Europe and the United States.

    • C. 

      Do not exist anywhere.

  • 11. 
    Every batch of Young Living Essential Oils .....
    • A. 

      Must meet the AFNOR and ISO European standards for quality.

    • B. 

      Are extracted via a custom-design steam distillery.

    • C. 

      Both A & B.

  • 12. 
    Which of the methods below is NOT mentioned as a means of determining an essential oil's quality?
    • A. 

      Checking the type of container it is stored in.

    • B. 

      Rubbing it on your skin.

    • C. 

      Looking for the Latin botanical name on the bottle.

  • 13. 
    Which statement best describes the variants used in the essential oil distilling process?
    • A. 

      Amount of steam pressure, time allotted for distillation and the temperature.

    • B. 

      Amount of steam pressure and where the plant was grown.

    • C. 

      Amount of steam pressure and when the plant was harvested.

  • 14. 
    Which of the following statements is True?
    • A. 

      The greater number of times a plant is put through the distillation process, the more potent the oil extracted.

    • B. 

      The hotter the temperature used in the distillation process, the better the oil produced.

    • C. 

      Organically grown fruit produces better quality oils due to the absence of pesticides or herbicides.

  • 15. 
    If an essential oil accidentally gets in your eyes, you should first.....
    • A. 

      Rinse your eyes immediately with water.

    • B. 

      Add a base oil such as olive oil or almond oil which will "grab" the essential oil and help to absorb it.

    • C. 

      Rub your eyes with a damp cloth.

  • 16. 
    A client who has a severe reaction to an essential oil, more than likely.....
    • A. 

      Has levels of toxicity in their body which would need to be addressed by a qualified healthcare practitioner.

    • B. 

      Is allergic to the essential oil.

    • C. 

      Has never used essential oils before.

  • 17. 
    There are places in the world today....
    • A. 

      Where illness and depression are relatively unknown.

    • B. 

      Where obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes don't exist.

    • C. 

      Both A & B.

  • 18. 
    According to the text, here in the United States, people are beginning to .....
    • A. 

      Look for more potent medications.

    • B. 

      Look for a better way than drugs.

    • C. 

      Seek out processed and synthetic foods.

  • 19. 
    Massage therapists are in a unique position to positively affect their clients' health and wellbeing because.....
    • A. 

      They may be the first call the client makes when looking for natural approaches to illness and disease.

    • B. 

      They will be sought out to help clients with not only physical symptoms, but also for stress relief.

    • C. 

      Both A & B.

  • 20. 
    When using essential oils during a massage therapy session.....
    • A. 

      Be sure to use the "more is better" approach when determining how much of an oil to use.

    • B. 

      If a client has a negative reaction to an oil, make sure you never use it on them again.

    • C. 

      Explain the use of therapeutic essential oils to the client and ask them if they're comfortable with you incorporating them in their massage session.

  • 21. 
    According to the text, a carrier oil....
    • A. 

      Helps dilute the oil for your client's skin.

    • B. 

      Is best used in conjunction with a lotion.

    • C. 

      Should be blended with many drops of an essential oil.

  • 22. 
    One of the many benefits of diffusing essential oils during a massage therapy session is.....
    • A. 

      That it actually alters the chemical structure of molecules that could be creating odors.

    • B. 

      That it opens the skin's pores allowing the oil to saturate the body's cells.

    • C. 

      That is "masks" the odors in the room.

  • 23. 
    A great way to enhance your relationship with a clien is to.....
    • A. 

      Surprise them by incorporating essential oils into their session without telling them you're going to do it.

    • B. 

      Ask them questions to let them know you care.

    • C. 

      Use a diffuser to mask the odors in the room.

  • 24. 
    After a massage session, it is important to...
    • A. 

      Make sure the client pays their bill.

    • B. 

      Prepare the room for the next massage.

    • C. 

      Get feedback from the client about how they feel.

  • 25. 
    A good time to ask for a referral is.....
    • A. 

      When the client is prone and in a relaxed state.

    • B. 

      When they first arrive so you don't forget.

    • C. 

      After the session if you sense they've had a good experience.