Massage Xcape Introduction To Therapeutic Essential Oils

25 Questions
Massage Xcape Introduction To Therapeutic Essential Oils

This is to educate all Massage Xcape therapists on the knowledge of essential oils.

Sample Question

The definition of "Aromatherapy" is: 

The use of perfumes on the skin to smell better.

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

The treatment of a disease or disorder.

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  • 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. 
    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.

  • 19. 
    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.

  • 20. 
    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.

  • 21. 
    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.

  • 22. 
    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.

  • 23. 
    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.

  • 24. 
    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.

  • 25. 
    According to the recent study, 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.

    • D. 

      Look for more drugs to live longer