Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of essential oils to help deal with everyday stresses and emotional well-being. Essential oils, extracted from plants, are thought to possess distinctive properties, which may be used to improve overall emotional and spiritual health imbuing the user with a sense of relaxation and calmness.
In a typical aromatherapy session, the aromatherapist will ask questions about previous medical history, general health, wellbeing and lifestyle. This helps the practitioner to choose and blend the safest and most appropriate essential oils for the individual. The oils may be applied in combination with massage or the aromatherapist may suggest other methods.
Aromatherapy may be found to be helpful to those wanting to reduce everyday stress and so help with the ability to cope, relax and sleep. As well as being used in individual therapy sessions and at home, it is also used in a variety of settings, including hospitals and hospices.
Choosing a practitioner
It is important to choose a qualified practitioner who has undertaken all the necessary training to understand the theory and practice of aromatherapy.
You can check whether an aromatherapist is registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) by searching the register at www.cnhc.org.uk. By choosing aromatherapists registered with the CNHC you can be confident that they are properly trained, qualified and insured.
Professional Aromatherapy Massage demonstrated by Jan Benham FFHT MIFPA
Holders of the Aromatherapy Diploma in practice - Helen Kremer
Overall Aim of the Shirley Price Aromatherapy Diploma course.
The accredited course seeks to provide education and training opportunities in developing a proficient professional aromatherapist who has the ability to work within both the field of complementary and contemporary health care settings. The course will provide the student aromatherapist with the opportunity for self development and facilitate an awareness of the importance of evidence based practice within the field of Aromatherapy.
General Learning Outcomes of the course.
Knowledge and Understanding (theory) Outcomes. • Develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the principles of Aromatherapy from a historical and philosophical perspective. • Explore and develop an in depth understanding of the art and science of using aromatic materials safely, in a range of therapeutic treatments. • Examine the concept of health, illness, a range of medical conditions and the factors which may impact upon Aromatherapy as a therapeutic intervention. • Develop an in depth understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the human body in relation to a range of body work techniques in Aromatherapy. • Identify and evaluate the necessary skills to assess individual needs and the implementation of appropriate treatment, based on sound research-based evidence. • Recognise and critically appraise the importance of personal and professional development and the need for life long learning in a critical and systematic way. • Explore and discuss the socio-economic and political factors from a national and local perspective. Practice/Ability Outcomes. • Apply a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Aromatherapy in assessing the needs of the individual. • Demonstrate and justify the use of a variety of therapeutic skills within a chosen practice setting. • Create a safe and appropriate working environment, taking into account the socio-economic and political influences which may impact on professional practice. • Utilise reflective practice and the use of personal and professional development within the boundaries of client management. •
Demonstrate and utilise knowledge of an evidence base to support decisions for chosen Aromatherapy treatment plans.
Course Components. Aromatherapy Syllabus. (120 hours) Therapeutic Massage Syllabus. (60hours) Anatomy and Physiology Syllabus.(50 hours) Case Studies. In addition theory/class contact hours at least 4 hourly treatment sessions on 10 clients is required, totalling no less than 60 hours.
Massage Practice. At least 5 full body massages on 10 clients is also required. Both case studies and massage practice should be recorded in a practice portfolio which will be part of the practical examination
Courses run quarterly
Aromatherapy module one 10am - 4pm
Aromatherapy seminar 10am - 4pm
The creamy craft of cosmetic making 11am - 4pm
The Art of Soap Making 11am - 4pm / Shampoo and bath bomb making 4.30pm to 7.30pm approx.
The Art of Perfume Making 11am - 4pm
Kindly contact College Secretary Rosie Brandrick for Bookings. T: 01455 615466 Each class is £90+VAT per day.
We are passionate about our Sp essential oils and the aromatherapy oils we make with them. Aromatherapy Oils are natural perfumes which are not only used to treat mental disorders but are used by millions for everyday wellbeing. Our IFPA accredited aromatherapy class starts in January. We look forward to seeing you then. If you are not sure about the commitment to the aromatherapy diploma then try our Aromatherapy seminar on January 17th 2013 to see whether aromatherapy is for you.
JAN BENHAM DEMONSTRATES THE SHIRLEY PRICE AROMATHERAPY MASSAGE
Professional Aromatherapy - See what professional aromatherapists do
Shirley Price's Aromatherapy for Health Professionals - See a preview
What treatments do professional aromatherapists offer? http://www.helenkremer.co.uk/html/treatment.html