Essential Starr
Integrated Healing Arts, LLC

Patricia Ann Starr, R.A., LMT, is the founder and owner of Essential Starr - Integrated Healing Arts, LLC,  a company dedicated to providing education, high quality natural herbal products, healing services and research in the art and science of body work and plant medicine.   She worked in the produce industry for 30 years, and after 2 bouts with breast cancer (1992/1996), she was introduced to training in Aromatherapy.  Ms. Starr switched careers and was trained and practices in the field of Health and Wellness.  She received her Diploma of Aromatherapy in 1998 received and followed with her License in Massage Therapy.  She received her certification in Teaching Aromatherapy in 2002.  She was the director of the Southest Region for the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy.  She established the School of Essential Oil Studies in 2002 – 2005.   She continues to train with teachers throughout the world in the fields of essential oils, massage, Ayurveda, Advanced Studies in Cranial/Structural Release, Anatomy and Physiology. She has also taught Yoga and meditation

She practices as a Clinical Aromatherapist, Teacher and product formulator for 22 years.  She has developed a product line of over 80 blends and remedies to support people in self care through the use of the beautiful plant medicine.   She participates in ongoing research and education in Essential Oils, Bodywork and Cranial/Structural Therapy.  She is currently studying for her certification in Illuminate Herbal Medicine, based on the ancient teachings of Ayurveda, TCM and Tibetan Medicine.


Patricia brings over twenty-five years of bodywork training and practice and aromatherapy.

Patricia provides a specialized approach to healing. She has invested over twenty-five years in the study and practice of Plant Medicine and is a nationally registered aromatherapist with over 600 hours of training and more than 20 years of practice. Starting with Plant Medicine and expanding into the world of bodywork and massage therapy, her practice varies to fit the need of the individual.  She specializes in Structural Core Alignment - bringing the body back into balance and relief from back and neck pain and overall improvement of one's being.

In addition to her healing practice and Wellness Center, Patricia is very active and engaged in the community.  She is passionate about educating and continues to teach at various locations including Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota School of Massage Therapy and ongoing aromatherapy classes at Essential Starr Wellness Center.  Her presence in the community is resonant as president of the Sarasota Holistic Chamber of Commerce.

Patricia Ann Starr, RA, LMT, SET