Client Bill of Rights
Your Right to Know
Sharon St. Mary, Certified Clinical Aromatherapist & Certified Animal Aromatherapy Practitioner located at 347 Lewis Street, Maplewood, MN 55117, 612-240-8844. Sharon St. Mary received her aromatherapy education and certification from Aromahead Institute, Ashi Aromatics and T he School at Stillpointand is certified as a Level 3 NAHA Certified Clinical Aromatherapist.
Aromatherapy is the use of the essential oils of plants, fruits, trees and grasses to promote and support health and vitality. The use of aroma to maintain well-being has been used for centuries. Originally in the form of the burning of aromatic plant materials and incense, perfumery and, more recently (in the last 6000 or so years), in the form of essential oils. Aromatherapy does not cure disease. It can, however, support the emotional and spiritual well-being of an individual who is experiencing chronic disease, and it can help to alleviate the stress that often accompanies acute illness and injury. In my practice I work with animals to address trauma from neglect and/or abuse and with individuals to craft personalized health and wellness solutions to support their mind and body. I believe that this personalized approach can bring reassurance, encouragement, comfort and reflief to each individual.
“THE STATE OF MINNESOTA HAS NOT ADOPTED ANY EDUCATIONAL AND TRAINING STANDARDS FOR UNLICENSED COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONERS. THIS STATEMENT OF CREDENTIALS IS FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY.”
You have the right to select a practitioner and to change practitioners at any time.
You have the right to information regarding your practitioner’s qualifications.
You have the right to expect courteous treatment and to be free from verbal, physical or sexual abuse.
You have the right to reasonable notice of changes in services or charges.
You have a right to information regarding fees and billing.
You have the right to a complete and current assessment and recommended service, including expected duration of the service to be provided.
You have the right to access your records. All such records are confidential unless you have authorized their release in writing, or as otherwise provided by law.
You have the right to a coordinated transfer of your case if you change providers.
You have the right to refuse services, unless otherwise provided by law.
There are additional aromatherapy services that may be available in the community. If you are looking for a certified aromatherapist you can look on the Association websites: www.naha.com and www.alliance-aromatherapists.org. If you are looking for a massage therapist that practices aromatherapy, a simple google search will suffice.
You have the right to assert your rights without fear of retaliation.
You have the right to file a complaint with the Minnesota Department of Health Occupations Program, Office of Alternative and Complementary Health Care Practices. PO Box 64882, St. Paul, MN 55164-0882. Ph: (651) 201-3731 Fax: (651) 201-3839.