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Essential Oils

The number of people using natural healthcare solutions is rapidly growing and research is currently underway to provide evidence for the beneficial effects of the oils that many people are talking about.


What are essential oils?

– Essential oils are volatile aromatic compounds that serve a variety of protective, reproductive, and regenerative purposes in nature.
– They come from the petals of flowers, leaves of plants, and resin of trees.
– They are steam distilled or cold pressed (citrus oils) from their source.
– They can be used aromatically (inhaled from the bottle or hands or diffused), topically (applied to the skin), and internally* (taken in a capsule, water, or in food).

Here are some of the possible benefits of essential oils:

– Support healthy immune function
– Support healthy respiratory function
– Reduce anxious feelings
– Reduce feelings of stress
– Reduce feelings of depression
– Elevate/uplift mood
– Reduce muscle tension
– Promote calm feelings
– Promote restful sleep
– Enhance focus
– Cool the body
– Soothe occasional skin irritations
– Protect against environmental and seasonal threats

Here are some things to know when purchasing essential oils:

– There are 4 grades of essential oils.
1) Synthetic – think mall or drug store lotions, body washes, etc.
2) Food grade – GRAS standard (generally regarded as safe) oils used to flavor foods, candies, etc.
3) Therapeutic grade – found at health and wellness stores like Whole Foods.  They may say 100% pure, but this labeling is not regulated and these oils should never be taken internally as they may contain potentially harmful fillers and are not subject to rigorous testing.
4) Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) – these are held to a beyond organic standard.  Each batch undergoes multiple rounds of 3rd party testing to ensure the oils are pure (only the oils are present) and potent (are powerful enough to provide the maximum benefit).  Many of these oils can be taken internally (the ones that can, have a supplement panel on the bottle).  CPTG is the standard for dōTERRA essential oils ONLY.  No other essential oils should be taken internally.
– Make sure you are buying from a trusted source.  Oil bottles are easy to refill and re-cap, so they should not be purchased from a third party source like Amazon.

If you have specific questions, feel free to contact our resident oil expert Nicole Torres at

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

* Only CPTG oils should be taken internally
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Crystal Scheibe

Great place, glad we found them. Been going to Medina over 2 months now and he loves Lauryn and Kyler. Wish they had more ABA therapy places available... live in Wooster and long drive everyday.

Karrie Swan LaRock

My 11 year old son has dyslexia and has made noticeable gains in working At LLA THERAPY. Katie is strong in her approach toward him and also keeps him comfortable enough to perform well. We will continue visiting both the Fairlawn and Hudson offices and recommend them highly.

Ron Monroe

My 9 year old just completed about 9 months of weekly speech sessions (due to his stuttering) with Matt Hagge at LLA and we are thrilled with the experience and results. What I thought might be a negative (what kid really wants to go to speech class?) was made very positive by Matt, and my son never hesitated or complained when we talked about class. He really enjoyed it and really took what Matt taught him to heart. His speech has been greatly improved and we definitely recommend LLA. Thank you so much!

Heather Dougherty-Pantoja

My son’s Occupational Therapist, Jess, is an amazing OT! She gives practical tips on working with my son at home and school!

Terri Apgar

I cannot say enough good things about LLA Therapy. My daughter was a client of Teal Simmons’ for approximately 2 years and was just released from speech therapy! She was diagnosed with Apraxia in 2015 and worked with Teal twice a week. Through Teal’s application of PROMPT therapy, my daughter had age-appropriate speech after one year. All of the staff we interacted with at LLA were absolutely wonderful. They really care about what they do and making sure your child achieves their goals.

Kelli Geisler Davisson

LLA Therapy has been an excellent experience for my son as well as my family! My son always asks, "When can I go see Ms. Jeannine again, is it Monday??" He has also made huge gains in only 5 months! I would highly recommend LLA and have already shared my experience with friends looking for services!

Victoria Hansford-Price

We are so grateful for our Speech Therapist Ms.Teal. We have seen a great improvement with our sons confidence and communication abilities since we have started "Prompt" therapy. What we love the most about LLA and Ms. Teal is that Kohl feels comfortable and relaxed which has played a critical role in his progress. Thank you Ms. Teal for all you have done.

Laura Lee Hogsett

They have helped in numerous ways. Speech, OT and behavioral. I've had numerous compliments on my son's progress thanks in very large part to LLA. I would recommend LLA before I recommend our local children's hospitals, though they are good, they don't have the staff that LLA does.

Amy Furukawa

We had a great experience with Matt Hagge at LLA! Our Middle School age son was becoming very conscious of his voice, which is nasal due to a cleft palate. Matt helped him to better form his sounds and project his voice in a way that makes the unavoidable nasality less noticeable.Our son is more confident and outgoing & even took on a speaking role in the church play. Matt has the perfect personality to relate with our son, and we would recommend him to anyone needing speech therapy services!

Jessica Havalotti

LLA Therapy has been an excellent experience for our daughter. I would highly recommend LLA. Miss Grace was so amazing and I can't believe how quickly our daughter showed improvement. Thank you!
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