MODULE 2: Aromatherapy
After this module and a period of self-directed study the student will be able to:
Essential oils: Basil, Clary sage, Lavenders, Peppermint, Sage, Thyme, Hyssop, Melissa, Patchouli, Mountain savory
Carrier oils: Sweet almond, sunflower seed, apricot kernel, peach kernel, rosehip
Time: 5 days
Method of delivery: handouts, power-point presentation, discussion
Assessment: Formative: this module will be assessed by a combination of multiple choice/short answer questions on each of the theory outcomes.
Battaglia, S (2003) The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy 2nd Edition. Brisbane.
The Perfect Potion
Bowles, J. (2000) The Basic Chemistry of Aromatherapeutic Essential Oils. Australia
Buckle J. (1997) Clinical Aromatherapy in Nursing. London. Arnold.
Buckle J. (2003) Clinical Aromatherapy. Essential oils in Practice. Edinburgh. Churchill Livingstone
Price L & Smith I (1999) Carrier oils for aromatherapy and massage, England. Riverhead
Price S & L (1999) Aromatherapy for Health Professionals (2nd edition) Edinburgh
Rhind J (2009) Essential Oils. A Handbook for Aromatherapy Practice. Edinburgh. Napier University
Schnaubelt K (1998) Advanced Aromatherapy. Vermont. Inner Traditions International
Schnaubelt K (1999) Medical Aromatherapy. Berkley. Frog Ltd
In module two the student is given a thorough appreciation of body analysis to help make an assessment of client needs.
An anatomy and physiology qualification is required and if it has not already been obtained then this is the stage it should be sought. Besides our own in house anatomy and physiology course there are many excellent online courses and we can advise on these. Our recommended course is provided by Essential Training Solutions. This is an FHT approved Online Level 3 qualification. Find out more.
Body analysis together with detailed information gathered from the client using our Shirley Price client data sheets is used in selecting and blending essential oils for individual treatment. Detailed instruction is given in the making and selection of appropriate aromatherapy creams and lotions for specific skin conditions. The massage taught is designed to deal with the results of stress and poor circulation by incorporating some lymphatic drainage massage, some neuromuscular massage and some shiatsu pressures; contra indications and precautions are taught.
Plant families, essential oils methods of extraction and the elements of essential oil chemistry are discussed in detail. The merits of some carrier oils are taught and an introduction is given to subjects such as diet, counselling, pathology, hygiene, health and safety and professional conduct.
Module APD2 2 consists of 5 days in-house training. 15 case studies, an essential oil profile and an essay must be submitted before attendence on Module APD3. Further hours home study should be done.