To complement the MASSAGE Magazine article, “Combine Aromatherapy with Ayurveda,” by Jade Shutes, in the October 2012 issue. Article summary: Aromatherapy is one of several complementary therapies that is widely embraced by massage therapists. Aromatherapy’s foundation is holistic in application and therapeutic in approach. Awareness of another holistic practice, ayurveda, is also growing and is an area of study that could benefit massage therapists. Therefore, integrating aromatherapy and ayurveda makes perfect sense.

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2. Fit for Life Through Ayurveda, by Vaidya Suresh Chaturvedi, Sterling Publishers (2012)

3. The Tastes of Ayurveda: More Healthful, Healing Recipes for the Modern Ayurvedic, by Amrita Sondhi, Arsenal Pulp Press (2012)

4. Ayurvedic Beauty Care: Ageless Techniques to Invoke Natural Beauty, by Melanie Sachs, Lotus Press (1994)