Nyssa Hanger, MA, LMT, RA, is a second-generation aromatherapist and the Assistant Director of the Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy. Founded in 1989 by Sylla Sheppard-Hanger, the Atlantic Institute provides premier education in aromatherapy and is one of the longest-running aromatherapy schools in the country.
Nyssa was a founding member of the United Aromatherapy Effort Inc in 2001 and has continued to be an active member since. An international speaker on aromatherapy, she writes the aromatherapy column for Massage Today. Most recently, Nyssa and Sylla have created the Inner Sanctum Aromatherapy Membership to support and educate both beginner’s and experienced professionals alike, with inspirational videos, lessons, resources and more.
Nyssa holds a Master’s Degree in Religious Studies from the University of South Florida. She is also the founder of Upward Spiral Center in Tampa, Florida.