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Sylla Sheppard-Hanger is the Founder/Director of the Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy in Tampa, Florida.
brings twenty years of experience and personal research into the practice of Aromatherapy and the power of essential oils.
fascination with this subject has led her
to study with the most knowledgeable people in the field of aromatic and medicinal plants, essential oil research, herbology.
In 1993, she
completed the Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Program, Purdue University
, Indiana, and continued to complete the International Training in Essential Oils: Advanced Studies - Parts 1 & 2 (1996-7).
She was a founding member of the American Aromatherapy Association (1988) and served two terms on the Board of Directors.
is an active participant in the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy
(NAHA), as Chair of the Safety Committee.
actively participates in setting up national standards in education for aromatherapy.
After the September 11th tragedy, Sylla
volunteered with the Carolina Emergency Relief Massage Team whose four deployments helped over 3500 people through chair massage and aromatherapy donations collected thru Sylla's efforts that they were able to use and give away to relief workers.
During this time she formed the United Aromatherapy Effort, Inc (UAE) a non-profit charity whose mission is collection and dissemination of donated aromatherapy products to those affected during critical incidents and emergency work.
also supplied Floridians after hurricanes in 2004, and the team worked in Biloxi, MS after Hurricanes Katrina/Rita 2005.
Finally, the UAE, Inc.
supplied NATO soldiers in Camp Phoenix, Afghanistan during 2009-2011.
A licensed Cosmetologist/Esthetician (since 1969) she
is also a Natural Health Care Practitioner/Licensed Massage Therapist (since 1979).
has taught aromatherapy (from introductory through advanced studies) since 1988.
has developed comprehensive educational programs which are presented throughout the USA and the Institute is a Continuing Education Provider (Boards of Massage) for the state of Florida.
is the author of The Aromatherapy Practitioner Correspondence Course and The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual, a complete reference book of over 350 aromatic plant extracts, with phytochemical, clinical and botanical indexes.
was editor and publisher for Tony Burfield's Natural Aromatic Materials-Odours and Origins
Most recently she
began publishing a series of books: the SBS Series, beginning with the Aromatic Spa Book (2007) and the Aromatic Mind Book (2008).
Since 1996, Sylla has been involved with Dr.Trevor Stokes of the University of South Florida in an on-going research project titled Psychosocial Aromatherapy Research Project (PARP) using aroma in children with autism and other disorders.
Besides writing aromatherapy articles for magazines and journals, Sylla
also consults for private-label aromatherapy companies, and others needing help.
time and aromatic counseling skills with to local organizations in order to give back to her
recently became a Structural Energetic Therapy (SET) Practitioner (for acute and chronic pain); she
continues to maintain a private Aromatherapy practice (as a licensed massage therapist and cosmetologist) and now offering Oxygen facials in Tampa, Florida, where she
resides with her
husband and two cats.
Learn more at her
United Aromatherapy Effort
Spirit has moved Sheppard-Hanger to support her nephew and all of those put in harms way.
She knows that this will be a huge task but intends to be there as the USO says "until every one comes home.
You may send support, ideas, help by lining up large companies that can donate on a regular basis, or anyone who can pledge, volunteer or make a commitment to Sylla Sheppard-Hanger
at email@example.com, Geraldine firstname.lastname@example.org or Sara email@example.com
Interview with Founder of United Aromatherapy
, Sylla Sheppard-Hanger
and Jim Weldy, Katrina Distaster Mortuary Relief
Sylla Sheppard-Hanger, Director of the Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, volunteered to co-ordinate the efforts toward aromatherapy being available during the mission and worked closely with Doug in assembling the necessary materials to ensure we were well represented in New York City.
currently manages the collecting of products, coordinates the utilization of aromatherapy by volunteer therapists and works alongside the other therapists.
In addition she
directs the Adopt-A-Station Program.
You may email her
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Sylla Sheppard-Hanger is the Founder and Director of the Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy.
Devoted to the field of aromatherapy for 35 years as a practicing licensed massage therapist, cosmetologist, and esthetician, Sylla
authored Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual, The Aromatic Spa Book, The Aromatic Mind Book, and The Aromatherapy Practitioner Correspondence Course.
offers a fresh look at the rich development of aromatherapy in the US while sharing her
journey with aromatherapy in applications for breast cancer, children with autism, disaster relief, and grief work.