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Aromatherapy Essentials

40 CE Hours - E575
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Aromatherapy Essentials

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Materials

  • 3 DVDs - 3.5 hours total
  • Manual - 197 pages
  • Text 1 - 138 pages
  • Text 2 - 245 pages
  • Aromatherapy Sampler Pack - 15 100% pure, authentic, quality essential oils as well as bottles, 15 scent strips and 15 pipettes * The sampler pack ($45 value) is non-refundable
  • Multiple-choice test - if you prefer to test online please select the "test online" option
  • Certificate upon completion - if you prefer to print your certificate at home instantly, please select the online option

Description

In this course, participants will learn basic aromatherapy skills, which will enable them to be educated consumers of aromatherapy products, create effective blends for specific purposes, and use essential oils and blends of essential oils safely.

In addition to the course manual by Sheryll Ryan, also included are: texts by Kurt Schnaubelt, PhD and Jeanne Rose; a video seminar series with an emphasis on safety and practical application; and samples of essential oils and blending materials.

Additional topics covered in the course are:

  • essential oil profiles
  • aromabotany
  • aromachemistry
  • toxicology
  • case studies and scientific studies
  • the history and practice of aromatherapy
  • considerations for the massage practice

Sheryll Ryan is a certified aromatherapist, having undergone extensive training, including the certification course from the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy taught by Kurt Schnaubelt, PhD. She also traveled to Europe to learn firsthand how essential oils were distilled and how the modality was practiced. Back in the United States, Christoph Streicher, PhD was her mentor in the analysis of oils, aroma-chemistry and aroma-physiology. And most importantly, private sessions with over 400 clients led her to objective conclusions on the actions of aromatherapy and individual essential oils.

Ms. Ryan served on the Education Committee and as the Western District Director and on the Executive Committee of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA). This course was designed to meet the educational guidelines of NAHA.

After successfully completing this course, the student can confidently incorporate aromatherapy into a regimen of health maintenance for self and family. This course provides the foundation for further study leading to the practice of aromatherapy in the professional setting.

This course is designed to help the massage therapist begin safe practice within the scope of personal needs or licensure qualifications of the certified health practitioner, and does not imply a license to diagnose, prescribe or treat.

Course Objectives

  • Outline the history of aromatherapy, including use of aromatherapy in ancient civilizations, and in other countries today and how it has been used to enhance immunity, relieve symptoms, and relieve stress.
  • Explain methods of distillation and differentiate between genuine essential oils and synthetics, so as to avoid the use of ineffective or potentially dangerous oils in the practice of massage or spa treatment.
  • Describe the factors that influence quality and characteristics of essential oils so as to avoid the use of adulterated or diluted oils in the practice of massage or spa treatment.
  • Identify the techniques used to analyze the composition of an essential oil to be able to recognize the methods used to assure quality for safe application in the practice of massage or spa treatment.
  • Breakdown and analyze the schematics to identify main components, main effects, contraindications, and notes regarding a variety of essential oils, so as to knowledgably use the appropriate essential oils in the practice of massage.
  • Compare and contrast oils to the highest standards and determine if they are of high quality for use in the practice of massage or spa treatment.
  • Examine the methods of absorption of essential oils and the healing process, identify the effects of various essential oils and specify which essential oils can be safely and effectively used for healing various conditions in the practice of massage or spa treatment.
  • Describe steps and methods of preparing a blend for a subject face to face, as in a massage session, using sampler kit to practice preparing blends for various case studies.
  • Identify most commonly used essential oils and methods for use appropriate for massage.
  • Develop and create aromatherapy products using multiple mediums, focus on products for use in massage setting.
  • Experiment with blending 15 essential oils in sampler pack, testing combinations and methods of combining, for safety and efficacy in the practice of massage.
  • Discuss the fundamentals of aromachemistry, including the levels of classification, to recognize potential safety issues when selecting essential oils to use in the practice of massage or spa treatment.
  • Discuss basics of aromabotany, differentiate between the families of plants and flowers, identify those that produce essential oils to be used in the massage practice.
  • Determine which essential oils may cause toxicity, reactions with orthodox drugs, interfere with pregnancy, or be contraindicated for massage clients.
  • Justify and support the use of aromatherapy in clinical settings as well as in massage therapy.
  • Relate the importance of professionalism in massage therapy in the addition of aromatherapy to the massage practice.
  • Integrate the use of aromatherapy into the massage practice.
  • Utilize proper storage and handling techniques for carrier and essential oils in the massage therapy practice.
  • Correlate the relationships between chemical structure and effects, and provide descriptions of oils for safety and efficacy in the practice of massage.
  • Summarize the conventional approach to medicine and the use (and history of use) of aromatherapy, relate it to uses in the practice of massage and spa treatments.
  • Differentiate and rank oils, by information on the label, for safety in the practice of massage and spa treatments.
  • Locate organizations and other resources for the practice of Aromatherapy in order to continue to acquire more knowledge for safe and effective use of essential oils in the practice of massage therapy.
  • Develop your own unique recipies for use in the massage therapy practice.

 

Course Reviews

D. Hanke, LMT, NCTMB, AMTA

This course exceeded my expectations. In choosing a course in Aromatherapy, I was expecting to learn the basic properties of the oils, common conditions they are useful for, blending techniques, safety in use, and basic physiology in regards to absorption and metabolism in the body. What I got, in addition to all of that, was a real scientifically-based understanding of the chemical makeup of the oils, in-depth physiology, knowledge of how to be a discerning consumer of essential oils, and a real deep respect for this therapy and how it is used in different cultures. Thank you for offering this very useful and coherent course.

R. Buckel, LMT

This course was great! It was challenging, exciting and fun. This is definitely going to enhance my practice and my life. Thanks!

L. Smith, LMT, RN

Certainly broadened by knowledge of aromatherapy! I feel confident in using, mixing and discussing aromatherapy oils in my practice and with others, as well. Will certainly recommend this course to anyone needing to know aromatherapy. Well worth the price of this course.

M. Teti, NCTM, AMTA

Of the many home study continuing education courses I have taken, this is by far the best! Comprehensive, employing visual hands on as well as verbal learning styles. Always interesting yet packed with information. Even the videos were well done. Technical info made clear for the non-scientific person. Highly recommend this course.

S. Chavolla, LMT

This course has been the most informative and comprehensive of several aromatherapy courses that I have taken over the years. I greatly appreciate the flexibility of being able to study as my busy life allows. Most of all, I appreciate having the texts and oils in my hands. This text is one of my most prized possessions. Sheryll Ryan did commendable work.

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Instructors

Sheryll Ryan, BS, CA

Sheryll Ryan completed extensive aromatherapy training, including the certification course from the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy taught by Kurt Schnaubelt, PhD. She also traveled to Europe to learn firsthand how essential oils were distilled and how the modality was practiced. Back in the United States, Christoph Streicher, PhD was her mentor in the analysis of oils, aroma-chemistry and aroma-physiology. And, most importantly, private sessions with over 400 clients led Sheryll to objective conclusions on the actions of aromatherapy and individual essential oils.

Ms. Ryan served on the Education Committee as the Western District Director and on the Executive Committee of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA).

Sheryll Ryan is the author of the Aromatherapy Essentials course manual.

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