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The philosophies and ideas behind modern era aromatherapy were generated thousands of years in the past and were dynamically used as early as 2650 B.C. by the Primitive Egyptians, after that the Chinese, then Ancient Greeks and afterward the Romans. Present day modern scientists have experimented and investigated extensively in aromatherapy, and many current studies approve the validity of aromatherapy as a natural health-giving aid.
Aromas are used for therapeutic, healing and natural dealings that are essential to re-establish the mind and body’s balance, stability, coordination and harmony. Oils can be used to prepare a meditation place, to overlook daily thoughts and difficulties, and to acquire mental transparency or clarity.
In this course, students will gain knowledge around aromatherapy, particularly in these areas:
• Fundamentals of aromatherapies
• Understanding traditional uses of aromatics and how they compare to today’s use
• Olfaction and psychological effects of scents
• Emotional responses, oxygenation, combatting stress & trauma
• Boosting the immune system through inhalation, and releasing hormones, antibodies, endorphins and neurotransmitters
• Families of aromatic plants
• Methods of extracting essential oils
• Therapeutic and energetic effects of oils
• Therapeutic massage and client care
• Fundamentals of providing a consultation, interviewing patients and reviewing their needs
Aromatherapy is a broadly used term for a variety of traditional therapies that practice the use of essential oils. These may include oils used for massaging or any topical use that customs essential oils – moreover, the essential oils are inhaled or absorbed by means of the skin.
Career paths this course may lead to include:
• Aroma therapist
• Natural therapist
• Clinic Owner
• Health writer or columnist
• Business owner or entrepreneur
Digital certificate included in course fees. Printed certificate available at additional cost.
Course Type: Online
NZQA Credits: N/A
Study Method: At Your Own Pace
Hours: Part Time