A graduate of the Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions as a Doctor of Ooccupational Therapy and a Doctor of Physical Therapy Dr. Grace Walker Gray has had over 35 years of experience with low back pain as the Director of Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center In addition to her degree in occupational therapy, Dr. Grace Walker has achieved a diverse range of certifications, including a Master of Aromatherapy certification from the Natural Healing Institute of Naturopathy. Her soon to published book,is entitled “Bye Bye Back Pain, 9 holistic Solutions for Long Term Relief from Sciatica, Lumbago Slipped Disc and Backache
Aromatherapy, alternatively referred to as essential oil therapy, is a type of holistic treatment that draws natural healing properties from certain plant extracts in order to heal both the body and mind. Aromatherapy has existed for thousands of years, dating back to ancient cultures throughout Asia and Egypt, but has only recently gained support from scientific and medical communities.
Many people do not want to take medications to ease their low back pain anf prefer more natural methods including aromatherapy. Essential oils such as lavender, marjoram,frankincense and sweet ginger not only ease the pain but also induce relaxation.
In order to enjoy the benefits of the essential oils and plant extracts used over the course of an aromatherapy treatment, individuals can use a variety of methods, such as diffusers, facial steamers, hot and cold compresses, and topical applications, to name only a few. Common benefits of aromatherapy treatment range from pain management to enhanced quality of sleep.