While in massage school, Michelle signed up for an aromatherapy workshop in the Languedoc region of France that would ultimately set her on a journey, physically and intellectually, that transformed her career and uncovered her life’s work.
Armed with little more than scant instructions and a hand-drawn map to her place of study, Michelle made her way from Dallas, TX to rural, southern France in June 1999. For two weeks, Michelle studied with a group of burgeoning aromatherapists and world-renowned Aromatologist, Patrick Collin, N.D. in a charming laboratory and farmhouse an hour outside Perpignan, France. Each day, Michelle and the other students ventured into the vast fragrant fields to learn about the generation, distillation and clinical use of essential oils.
This first, picturesque learning experience at the foothills of the Pyrenees initiated Michelle’s 10-year quest to expand her knowledge of the Hippocratic Temperaments and the implementation of clinical aromatherapy. After more than 30 trips to France and countless one-on-one trainings with Patrick and his colleagues, Michelle became a premiere aromatherapy authority in the United States. Her unique perspective on this field is a combination of the ancient Hippocratic wellness system and contemporary French clinical aromatherapy.
Each time you visit Flower Road for an aromatherapy treatment, or apply Flower Road formulas or skincare to your skin, it is Michelle’s hope that you will be transported – taken on a picturesque journey, an overgrown path, a Flower Road where ancient approaches and modern sensibilities function seamlessly as one.