Established Essoula LLC. Announces Patent Pending for Aromatherapy
Enhanced Ultrasound Transmission Gels
WA – December 8, 2004 – Essoula, Inc.
the discoverer and sole developer of aromatherapy enhanced
ultrasound gels, announces that it has established patent pending
status from the United States Patent and Trademark Office on
its aromatherapy enhanced ultrasound gels. The patent pending
status gives the company exclusive rights for combining essential
aromatherapy oils with ultrasound transmission gels.
early 2004, Essoula co-founders Rita Chew and Tina Modrovich
combined their knowledge and experience to develop a method for
providing relaxing ultrasound experiences to anxious patients.
Chew, who holds the designations of Registered Diagnostic Medical
Sonographer (RDMS), Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer
(RDCS), and Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT), has worked
in the ultrasound industry for 20 years, including 10 years as
an international clinical applications specialist. Modrovich
has worked as an experienced healing arts practitioner specializing
in Reiki healing, reflexology, aromatherapy and spiritual energy
therapy for more than 15 years.
came up with the idea of enhancing ultrasound gel with essential
aromatherapy oils when one of her patients became anxious during
an ultrasound procedure. Hoping to help relax the patient, Chew
asked the patient to inhale a few drops of lavender oil she had
placed on a tissue. The result was that the patient relaxed,
the ultrasound was successful and the idea was born. Chew asked
Modrovich to become a partner in the business because of her
aromatherapy and holistic healing expertise.
very excited to bring this new innovation to market," says
Chew, "our trials have already demonstrated that mothers-to-be
and others undergoing ultrasound have a much more soothing and
enjoyable experience when aromatherapy oil enhanced ultrasound
gels are used."
Modrovich, "People coming in for an ultrasound are often
nervous about the outcome. The gel works to calm anxious patients
by introducing a sensory element of relaxation to the equation.
It’s a holistic approach to the traditional ultrasound
will launch its first product line to the local Seattle market
in mid January 2005. The company plans to launch regionally and
nationally within the next year.
Founded by Rita Chew and Tina Modrovich in 2004, Essoula,
Inc., is the discoverer and sole developer of aromatherapy oil
enhanced ultrasound gels. The company's products provide a non-pharmaceutical
solution for helping anxious ultrasound patients relax, resulting
in a more pleasurable ultrasound experience for both patient and