Founder June Swain-Phillips
MSc, BSc Honours, Change Management Professional, APMG Registered Practitioner
Diploma Advanced Aromatherapy, AHCP Registered Practitioner

Let me provide you with an introduction to myself and why I have been inspired to launch the A-RomaRose business. I recently graduated from BSY with a Diploma in Advanced Aromatherapy, my journey to making the decision to study aromatherapy is quite different to many who qualify. I have a corporate career spanning 21 years working in the retail sector in various roles delivering business transformation initiatives. Throughout my corporate career aromatherapy has been a treatment I have turned to for relaxation; aromatherapy treatments mean ‘chill-out’ time from the fast pace and high pressures of my working life.

Life took a different course with a new set of priorities in 2012 when my mother, Rose, suffered a severe stroke. I believe this stroke was induced on receiving the medical diagnosis about her husband, my late father's terminal heart failure condition. Within the space of only weeks my mother suffered 2 traumatising and life changing experiences: the passing of her devoted husband and a major stroke leaving her with cognitive impairment.

My research into aromatherapy began about 4 years ago following further step changes in my mother’s health leading to her need of nursing care. At first I reviewed many medical publications, scrutinised numerous websites, sought opinions from the care industry profession and investigated the benefits of several essential oils whose profile had been raised as being therapeutic for those suffering from cognitive impairment. After months of research, it became apparent that I needed to study aromatherapy in depth; not only understand properties of essential oils but to gain clarity on how essential oils were processed by the human brain and how these essential oils affected an emotional state. I had a compelling reason to study; to learn the art of sensory communication and help my mother.

Now as a qualified aromatherapist and registered practitioner with AHCP, I plan to raise the awareness of aromatherapy as a complementary therapy aside of running A-RomaRose and offering our clients tailormade treatments.