Aromatherapy is an holistic treatment of caring for the body with the use of essential oils which are chosen and blended by an aromatherapist and massaged into the skin. The aromatherapist may also make a blend to be inhaled directly or diffused to scent an entire room. Aromatherapy is used for the relief of pain, care for the skin, alleviate tension and fatigue and invigorate the entire body. Ess
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The essential oils are aromatic essences extracted from plants, flowers, trees, fruits, bark, grasses and seeds with distinctive therapeutic, psychological, and physiological properties, which improve and prevent illness. There are about 150 essential oils. Most of these oils have antiseptic properties; some are antiviral, anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, antidepressant and expectorant. Other properties of the essential oils which are taken advantage of in aromatherapy are their stimulation, relaxation, digestion improvement, and diuretic properties. To get the maximum benefit from essential oils, it should be made from natural, pure raw materials.
Aromatherapy is one of the fastest growing fields in alternative medicine. It is widely used at home, clinics and hospitals for a variety of applications such as pain relief for women in labor pain, relieving pain caused by the side effects of the chemotherapy undergone by the cancer patients, and rehabilitation of cardiac patients.
Course Content - What you will learn
- The theory, uses and outcomes of Aromatherapy
- Apply Aromatherapy for a client in a safe and effective manner
- Blending of oils specific to a clients needs
Candidates must hold a recognised qualification in Anatomy & Physiology and Massage before commencing this course.
This course is held over 7 days
- Practical Observation
- Portfolio Completion
- Case Study Completion*
The Examination Body - VTCT
The VTCT (Vocational Training Charitable Trust) has over 40 years experience as an awarding body, maintaining the highest standards in the practice of massage and holistic therapies. VTCT is approved by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) for inclusion in the National Qualifications Framework.
VTCT qualifications are recognised both nationally and internationally.
Aromatherapy forms part of the VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Holistic Therapies