Aromatherapy Diploma Modules

MODULE 1

Section 1

  • 1.1 Introduction to aromatherapy
  • 1.2 Brief history of aromatherapy
  • 1.3 A fuller history of aromatherapy (for interest)
  • 1.4 Definition of aromatherapy
  • 1.5 What are essential oils?
  • 1.6 How we obtain essential oils
    Steam distillation
    Expression
  • 1.7 Essential oils and quality
  • 1.8 Storage of essential oils
  • 1.9 Aroma evaluation
  • 1.10 Introduction to synergy
  • 1.11 Methods of use and mixing
  • 1.12 Administration and absorption of essential oils
  • 1.13 12 essential oil profiles
    Chamomile Roman
    Eucalyptus smithii
    Frankincense
    Geranium
    Ginger
    Juniper/Juniper Berry
    Lavender
    Lemon
    Mandarin
    Sandalwood
    Tea tree
    Ylang ylang
    Essential oils and the Kemara range
    Essential oils and Kemara skincare range

Section 2

  • 2.1 Different carriers

Section 3

  • 3.1 Introduction to botany
  • 3.2 Plant Families
  • 3.3 Photosynthesis
  • 3.4 Secretory structures
  • 3.5 Role of essential oils in plants
  • 3.6 Introduction to chemistry
  • 3.7 From atoms to compounds

Section 4

  • 4.1Massage
  • 4.2Massage introduction
  • 4.3Principals of massage
  • 4.4Benefits of massage (to read)
  • 4.5Different types of massage
  • 4.6Contra-indications and precautions
  • 4.7Preparing for massage - client assessment
  • 4.8Preparing the blend
  • 4.9Cleanse and skin analysis
  • 4.10Body massage

Section 5

  • 5.1Concept of holism
  • 5.2Taking care of yourself and your clients
  • 5.3Client care – confidentiality
  • 5.4Care of the therapist
  • Homework Appendices
  • Client record sheet
  • plant cells and structures
  • History of massage

MODULE 2

Section 1

  • 1.1Therapeutic and physical properties of essential oils
  • 1.2 Pharmacological effects of essential oils on the body
  • 1.3 Introducing essential oils to the body.
    Contra-indications for use of essential oils
  • 1.4 Methods of extraction :
    Solvent extraction
    Resinoids
    Macerations
    Carbon dioxide extraction
    Percolation
  • 1.5 Hydrolats
  • 1.6 15 essential oil profiles
    Bergamot
    Chamomile German
    Clary sage
    Coriander
    Fennel sweet
    Grapefruit
    Litsea
    Neroli
    Orange bitter/Orange sweet
    Palmarosa
    Pine
    Petitgrain
    Ravansara
    Rosemary
    Rose otto
  • 1.7 Mixing and blending Cross-reference

Section 2

  • 2.1Different carriers
  • 2.2Carrier oils
  • 2.3Macerated carrier oils

Section 3

  • 3.1 Plant families
  • 3.2 Chemistry of essential oils
  • 3.3 Therapeutic effects

Section 4

  • 4.1Client assessment
    Verbal/Physical
  • 4.2Full body massage
  • 4.3Summary of movements

Section 5

  • 5.1Holistic consultation
  • 5.2Stress management

Section 6

  • 6.1Professional practice management
  • Homework Appendices
  • Cross reference chart
  • Practice cross reference sheets
  • Product information
  • Massage techniques
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Client record card

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