To complement the MASSAGE Magazine article, “Aromatherapy and Massage” by Shellie Enteen, in the October 2011 issue. Article summary: Aromatherapy and massage therapy are natural companions, and when a massage therapist learns about the properties of essential oils and how each oil’s essence can affect a client condition, he will be able to create truly effective blends for massage sessions.

Shellie Enteen’s recommended aromatherapy authors:

  • Valerie Worwood; titles include The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy: Over 600 Natural, Non-Toxic and Fragrant Recipes to Create Health – Beauty – a Safe Home Environment and The Fragrant Mind: Aromatherapy for Personality, Mind, Mood and Emotion.
  • Patricia Davis; titles include Aromatherapy: An A-Z: The Most Comprehensive Guide to Aromatherapy Ever Published and Subtle Aromatherapy.
  • Sylla Sheppard-Hanger; titles include The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual: The Complete Reference Book of Over 350 Aromatic Plant Extracts, Index of Biologically Active Phytochemicals, Clinical Index and Taxonomical Index.
  • Gabriel Mojay; titles include Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit: Restoring Emotional and Mental Balance with Essential Oils and Aromatherapy in Clinical Practice: Scientific and Energetic Aspects of Essential Oil Therapeutics.
  • Any authors found in the bookstore on, the website for the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, a nonprofit educational organization.

Shellie Enteen, R.A., L.M.T., has been a massage therapist and educator for 25 years, is vice president of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (, teaches nationally approved continuing education classes and professional-level aromatherapy and trains staff at resorts like the W Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Her articles appear in The Aromatherapy Journal and other publications. For more information, visit