2003 Graduate of the Certificate in Aromatherapy
Lora Cantele is a Registered Aromatherapist (RA), Swiss Reflex Therapist, and author of The Complete Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness. As a clinical aromatherapist, Lora works in both private practice and in pediatric hospice and palliative care.
Lora was part of a team that developed a pilot program that included the use of aromatherapy for children with life-limiting illnesses, a favored topic as an international speaker. She hopes to inspire others to replicate this successful program.
A former tutor for the Penny Price Academy (UK), she had a satellite school in Chicago. She continues to teach Swiss Reflex Therapy for Shirley Price in Boulder, CO.
As a former president of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists, Lora worked to improve the standards of aromatherapy education and foster aromatherapy education through the programming of international conferences and cooperative alliances with other aromatherapy organizations around the world. Her work to provide professional holistic practitioners with useful information and resources to enhance their practice and expand their “toolbox" is evidenced by her continued support of aromatherapy education through the International Journal of Professional Holistic Aromatherapy (IJPHA) for which she is the editor and publisher.
The IJPHA is a peer-reviewed professional journal and is part of a world-wide community contributed to and read by aromatherapists, nurses, integrative medical practitioners, scientific researchers, and educators.
Lora continues to consult on product development and publishing projects. Her interest in using aromatherapy with children with disabilities continues as she begins a new clinical study in August 2013.