This Aromatherapy Distance Learning Course is designed for students who wish to gain an understanding of principles and practice of Aromatherapy Healing techniques.

The home study courses are designed for study by distance learning at work or at home. Students receive a course manual, assignments and study guide plus tutor support by mail and email. You can start at any time and plan your studies over a period of up to one year from the time of registration.

Objectives:

The Objectives of the home study courses are to:

  • Introduce the development and practice of aromatherapy from its origins to modern day use and application.

  • Explain the chemical composition of carrier oils used in aromatherapy treatments.

  • Investigate the extraction use and effect of essential oils.

  • Demonstrate the importance of the sense of smell to aromatherapy treatments.

  • Explain the limitations, contra indications and toxicities associated wit essential oils.

  • Present guidelines for the use of essential oils.

  • Demonstrate methods of application and use of essential oils.

  • Explain a range of complimentary therapies commonly use in conjunction with aromatherapy

The home study courses are split into the following 12 Units:

  • Unit One - Introduction to Aromatherapy

The following topics are covered: What is a aromatherapy; How does it work?

  • Unit Two - History of Aromatherapy

The following topics are covered: Historical development of aromatherapy since 3000 BC; and Aromatherapy today.

  • Unit Three - Chemical compounds in essential oils

The following topics are covered: Acids; Alcohols; Aldehydes; Esters; Hydrocarbons; Teripins; Lactones; Phenols; Ketones; Ethers; and Oxides.

  • Unit Four - What are Essential Oils?

The following topics are covered: Understanding how essential oil is extracted; The uses for essential oils; The effects of essential oils and The importance of quality of essential oils.

  • Unit Five - The Power of Smell

The following topics are covered: How the sense of smell works; The importance of smell and The effects of smell.

  • Unit Six - Cautions

The following topics are covered: How the sense of smell works; The importance of smell and The effects of smell.

  • Unit Seven - Carrier Oils

The following topics are covered: Commonly used carrier oils to carry and dilute massage oil; correct storage for carrier and essential oils; Handling carrier and essential oils; Health and safety issues and Brief descriptions of carrier oils.

  • Unit Eight - Applying Carrier Oils

The following topics are covered: Commonly used carrier oils to carry and dilute massage oil; correct storage for carrier and essential oils; Handling carrier and essential oils; Health and safety issues and Brief descriptions of carrier oils.

  • Unit Nine - Massage

The following topics are covered: The different effects of massage; The benefits of massage; Make up basic massage oil for face, hair, moods and use in the home using basic recipes; and A basic Knowledge of Reflexology.

  • Unit Ten - Symptoms

The following topics are covered: Emotional Symptoms; Physical symptoms; and Prohibited essential oils.

  • Unit Eleven - Common Essential Oils

The following topics are covered: Cedar wood; Chamomile; Clary sage; Cypress; Eucalyptus; Frankincense; Geranium; Juniper; Lavender; Lemon; Marjoram; Mint; Orange; Rosewood; Sandalwood; Tangerine; Tea tree; and Ylang Ylang.

  • Unit Twelve - Introduction to Other Alternative Therapies

The following topics are covered: Herbalism; Bach Flowers; Homeopathy; Colour Therapy, including Chakras; Crystal Therapy; and Meditation, including Yin and Yang.

Course Duration:

Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. The home study courses will take approximately 100 hours of study to complete.

Pre-Requirements:

There are no particular entry requirements.

Technical Support:

Once you have enrolled, you will have access to your own personal tutor by mail or email. You will receive full tutor support for a 12 month period.

Certification:

This home study course is designed for personal development and is not externally accredited. Students who successfully complete the series of assignments will receive a Distance Learning certificate of completion.

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