Michael Ford is a holistic registered aromatherapist who has been in the wellness industry for over 20 years. He is a registered aromatherapist with the Aromatherapy Registration Council, licensed in Louisiana as both an esthetician and massage therapist, and nationally certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork. He holds an Associate of Applied Science in Complementary Alternative Medicine with a dual specialization in aromatherapy and herbal studies from the American College of Healthcare Sciences, a Bachelor of Applied Science in Massage Therapy from Siena Heights University, and a Master of Science in Aromatherapy from the American College of Healthcare Sciences. Michael is a member of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists, the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists, the American Herbalists Guild, and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.
Michael has a private practice, Avalon Holistic Wellness, where he offers aromatherapy and herbal consultations creating customized formulae to support clients’ health. He uses his background in massage therapy and skincare to administer the aromatherapy preparations in holistic spa-influenced services and combines the holistic with the clinical approach when it comes to wellness. Michael has had the pleasure of working with a range of clients, including professional athletes and celebrities, including John Travolta, Virginia Hey, and Brandon Duracher. In addition to his practice, Michael is developing a small essential oil and herbal tincture business.