Flower Road

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.