Our Aromatherapy Massage course is accredited by both Professional Ethical Practitioners and the the Guild of Beauty Therapists/Guild of Holistic Therapists for membership and insurance purposes. This is a comprehensive training in aromatherapy and it includes five important elements:
We don't use pre-blended oils on this course. It is a proper old-fashioned aromatherapy training which combines anatomy & physiology, full body massage and the blending and use of essential oils and carrier oils.
We spend time on learning about carrier oils because they have their own healing qualities as well as nourishing the skin. A good aromatherapy training involves an understanding of how to make a blend which will complement the essential oils chosen, and work well in a massage treatment. There are dozens of carrier oils including old favourites such as almond and coconut as well as precious and rare ones like camellia and moringa, each with their own special gifts to help the therapist produce a perfect treatment. You will work with a selection of these beautiful oils, as well as with essential oils.
Aromatherapy is used in skin care as well as in body massage. Essential oils can be used to help acne, rosacea, ageing skin, dry and sensitive skin as well as over oily skin. Carrier oils are not the only medium for massage and students will explore balms, creams and gels in order to gain versatility in their approach to aromatherapy, especially if they want to specialise in facial massage.
Aromatherapy has a subtle energetic quality as well as being helpful for various physical and mental conditions such as stress, skin irritation, aching muscles and many others. The essential oils are extracted from plants, which are living things with a vital energy of their own. This means that the oils work with the energetic vibration of the chakras and so may be used energetically to achieve healing and balance at this level. This is a rewarding area to explore, and leads the student aromatherapist in a new direction.
The Aromatherapy Massage Practitioner Diploma is a blended learning course - you do the popular Guild-accredited Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology online home study module to give you the necessary understanding of the body. You will also receive the London Therapists Core Manual which covers health and safety information and other theory topics included in your final assessment.
Once you have completed the A&P module, you come along to three days of practical aromatherapy work and massage training. This course is exclusive to Reiki Energy and Yorkshire Massage & Beauty Courses. I have taught it for a number of years, and have happy students in practice in the UK and overseas. At the end of the practical course you will carry out a full aromatherapy session - client consultation, making a suitable blend and giving a massage treatment. There is a short written test based on the information in your course notes.
The course leads to two separate qualifications - the widely-respected Guild GTi Level 3 qualification in Anatomy and Physiology and the London Therapists Practitioner Diploma in Aromatherapy Massage, written to level 3 NOS standards. The GTi Level 3 A&P qualification is the foundation for all our holistic training and you will not have to repeat A&P if you decide to do another of our massage courses.
If you are already a therapist with an anatomy and therapy qualification, then all you will need to do is the three day practical and assessment. Prices and dates for the course are on the Home Page. If you have nursing, physiotherapy or other relevant qualifications then please contact us as you may not need to do any further A&P.
This course is an Aromatherapy Massage Practitioner’s Diploma Course, and is designed for those who wish to become professional aromatherapy massage therapists. After being awarded this Diploma, students will be able to obtain insurance to practice Aromatherapy Massage professionally. You may also be able to add your training to your existing policy but check with your provider before booking. You should also check with your local authority whether they have any rules about working from home, mobile therapists etc.
When you are ready to book your course, email us to confirm your dates for practical training. If you want to book your course and get started on the theory work, then arrange the practical later on when you have finished the theory modules, then just email to say so. We are flexible.
Moroccan Candle Massage
To do this course you will need a training in full body massage which includes A&P to level 3 (e.g. our 2-day Holistic or our 3-day Aromatherapy course).
What is Candle Massage?
This is a relaxing, pampering body massage treatment carried out using massage candles made from soybean oil blended with essential oils and other moisturising ingredients such as coconut and shea butter. Soybean oil is a natural moisturising agent, and massage candles are a different product from regular ones which are normally made with paraffin wax. Massage candles are formulated for use on the body, and melt at a pleasantly warm, safe 102F.
This treatment is a real touch of luxury, using beautiful natural products – bring spa techniques into your own salon or practice!
What is the Moroccan element?
The treatment begins with a traditional Moroccan gommage ritual using savon beldi and a traditional scrubbing glove. The savon beldi is removed with a soft towelling mitt and warm water. This part of the treatment introduces a real spa element, stimulating circulation and drainage to help reduce cellulite and aiding desquamation (removal of old, dead skin) to bring a real glow to the body.
The massage routine uses some characteristic North African massage movements along with more familiar holistic massage techniques. The candles themselves will have a North African flavour, and use oils and butters which are traditional for massage and beauty care in the region.
You make candles to take home!
This course brings you extra – you get to make and take home your own massage candle so you can get practising as soon as you get back! You will learn how to melt the ingredients, add your own choice of fragrance and produce a container massage candle complete with its own wick. This is an art in its own right, and gives you the possibility of introducing your own handmade products to your practice.
Massage candles can also be purchased from a number of suppliers, along with the savon beldi and gloves.
Aromatherapy for Beauty Treatments Course
This course will suit beauty therapists wanting to add aromatherapy facials or aromatherapy-based spa treatments to their client options. This course will bring you the understanding you need of the art of aromatherapy and how to blend oils for different purposes.
The course also covers the use of aromatherapy in manicure, pedicure and treatments such as waxing - think about aromatic foot soaks, scrubs, balms, massage blends and soothing after-waxing treatments!
You will learn how to blend essential oils along with the qualities of a wide range of essential oils suitable for skincare. Carrier oils such as almond, rosehip, camellia and peach are just as important as the essential oil blend and you will learn how to blend and use the carrier or fixed oils in beauty treatments.
Other base products are used on the course, including natural cleanser and moisturiser as well as handwash, lotions, balms and creams.
You will learn to tailor base products with essential oils and other ingredients to meet the specific facial care needs for your clients. You will use flower waters or hydrolats in your treatments, and explore herbal oils and their use in facials, head massage and other treatments.
During the course, you will learn how to offer clients relaxing and energising Aromatherapy Facial Treatments, using natural base products, carrier oils, flower waters, herbs and essential oils which you have combined to give them a unique experience. You will also learn to give a hand and foot massage to offer your client whilst the facial mask is working its magic. The course includes:
•Hygiene, health and safety
•Relevant anatomy and physiology
•Products and equipment required
•Contraindications to treatment
•Benefits of aromatherapy in beauty treatments
•History of aromatherapy
•Characteristics and uses of carrier and essential oils
•Blending carrier and essential oils to suit client needs
•Using base products, flower waters and herbal oils in treatments
•Making your own natural facial masks and scrubs, foot and handwash, soaks and scrubs
•Holistic Aromatherapy Facial Treatments sequence
•Aromatherapy Facial Massage
•Hand and foot massage techniques using aromatherapy blends
•Test of knowledge
Accredited for membership and insurance purposes by Professional Ethical Practitioners - you can also insure direct with our brokers Westminster Indemnity. If you are already a therapist then check with your own insurer as they may add the course to your existing cover.
Prices and dates are on the Home Page. When you are ready to book, email to confirm we have a place, then go to Booking your Course and Getting Insurance where you will find a drop down options box labelled Aromatherapy for Beauty Therapists. You are looking for the option called 'Aromatherapy for Beauty Treatments'.
If you wish to do full body massage with aromatherapy, then we offer a 3-day course in Aromatherapy Massage which includes blending your own carrier and essential oils. If you already have A&P you do not need to repeat it but we offer an option which includes and online A&P course for students who don't yet have it.