Lora Cantele is a Registered Clinical Aromatherapist through the Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC) and a Certified Aromaflexology (formerly Swiss Reflex Therapy) practitioner and instructor through its creator, Shirley Price. Her work as former president of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA) has helped the organization flourish to become a leading voice in advancing an ethical practice of Aromatherapy for personal as well as clinical use. During her tenure at the AIA (2006-2012), she had successfully led the development and implementation of AIA’s Aromatherapy educational standards to take the level of aromatherapy education in the USA to new heights. She returned to the AIA Board in 2016 and now serves as AIA’s Executive Director and was recognized as a co-founder in 2017. In 2009 and 2010, she brought her professional expertise to a pilot program aimed at providing a better quality of life to children with life-limiting illnesses including; hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy.
She continues to work with children with intellectual disabilities and their families. As an Aromatherapy educator, writer, and international speaker Ms. Cantele continues to unite and inspire her colleagues to speak out about the importance of this work within an integrative health and wellness program.
She is the editor/publisher of the peer-reviewed International Journal of Professional Holistic Aromatherapy (IJPHA) and the co-author of The Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness which you find on Amazon.