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Aromatherapy: Mother and Baby

9 CE Hours - E1003

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  6. This program met my personal expectations.
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Fragrant, gentle essential oils are ideally suited to the special needs of women during pregnancy, birth, and early motherhood. Written by a registered nurse trained in herbal medicine, reflexology and massage, this course provides expert advice on using essential oils in massage, baths, compresses, lotions, and inhalations. Special sections on massage for pregnant women and newborns give complete instructions for using massage to ease the discomforts of pregnancy and relieve the pain of labor and birth, as well as to soothe and comfort restless babies and facilitate the bonding of mother and child. Also provided is information on addressing morning sickness, water retention, cellulite, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and stretch marks. Safe, effective remedies for babies are also covered, including colic, diaper rash, and teething pain.

In this course, you will learn:

  • benefits of aromatherapy in pregnancy
  • history of essential oils
  • how essential oils can be used
  • pregnancy massage including muscle energy techniques
  • how to use aromatherapy for discomforts during pregnancy, labor and birth as well as during the postpartum period
  • how to use massage and aromatherapy for infants
  • to reference practical information about essential oils and common medical terms associated with their use

Featured Reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this course and having the aromatherapy mother and baby book is essential to someone who loves aromatherapy, and seeking to make products! thanks a lot!

- Abeegahyil Yisrael, LMP

Very good book. I feel more confident on the use of essential oils during pregnancy and on children.

- Lisa Rojas, LMT

Course was very interesting, the author was very knowledgeable with her information that was given. I plan on using the recipes for personal use as well as in my massage practice. I was very pleased with the course.

- T. Swisher, LMT

This course was fun and interesting. It covered all the topics that would be of interest to someone in this specialty.

- Keri Smith, CMT, Ashburn, VA

I enjoyed this course and it was exactly what I needed, wanted, and expected. I am very happy with my choice to use your program!

- C. Jones, LMT

The book and information were very helpful and informative. I really enjoyed reading the material and I cannot wait to apply it to my practice.

- K. Thorne, LMT, NCTMB

This book was informative and pleasant to read - the author is clearly experienced in the realities of pregnancy, birth and infant care. I look forward to using this information along with the recipes provided in my personal and profession life.

- Allison Blevins, LMP

I always learn something new that I can integrate into my practice. Thank you for making it so simple!

- Melanie Proctor

This course is very useful and beneficial for one’s business practice, as well as one’s own family healthcare. Thank you for these great tools!

- Kimberley Joy Turner Hall, LMBT

Good course. I enjoyed it very much and I'm so excited to start practicing.

- Zinnia Arias, RMT

Again.. very informative and interesting. Will definitely be adding this to my practice. Thank you. P.s. I opted for the text and online testing. I was shocked how quickly it got to me from Jersey to Arizona. :)

- Misty Newhouse. LMT

I will contnue to use this book as a reference and learn the material presentd as I am sure I will need to refresh my memory from time to time. A nice concise book.

- Sharon Bonogofsky Parker, LMT

Such a wonderful CEU course! I learned so much that will help me in my practice of massage and in real life. I’m pregnant now, this book is exactly what I needed! Thank you!

- Kayla Fancher, LMT

Taking this course really expands my knowledge and will be greatly applied in my practice.

- Cora Corrales, LMT

This book is a phenomenal resource!

- Audrey Wetzbarger, LMP, NCTMB

I really enjoyed the material and look forward to using this information in the future.

- Hope Hilsenbeck, LMT

I learned from this class and felt it was very useful.

- Jennifer Denos, LMT

Fantastic!!! I loved this course. Great book. very informative.

- N. Thornley, LMT

Enjoyed this course very much, it was very helpful with everyday life and my new baby!

- J. Glazener, LMT


  • Text - 163 pages
  • 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

Display Certificates suitable for framing are available for $10 in addition to the certificate included with your tuition. Click here to order a Display Certificate.


The Institute is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Approved Provider 049478-00.

Credits also accepted by the AMTA, ABMP and NAHA.

For information regarding your specific state massage license requirements and approvals, visit our Massage Therapy Continuing Education Requirements page by clicking here.


Sharon Burch, MSN, RN, NCTMB

Sharon Burch, MSN, RN, NCTMB

Sharon Burch holds a Masters Degree in Nursing and has been practicing as a nurse since 1974. She is currently a Registered Nurse in the state of Arkansas. Additionally, Ms. Burch studied under many of today's leaders in massage therapy and bodywork during the 1980s, became Nationally Certified through the NCBTMB in 1993 and holds a professional membership with the AMTA.

As founder of Health Positive!, Ms. Burch has created over 60 home study nursing and massage continuing education programs, performed over 65 public, live educational presentations, has written two published books, served as a member on the NCBTMB Continuing Education committee and was a founding member of the National Association of Nurse Massage Therapists.

Sharon is an instructor on many of the Institute's programs and has authored and co-authored various ethics courses and additional titles such as Touch for the Seriously Ill, Stress Reduction Through Bodywork, Staying Well – Naturally, Cardiopulmonary Health and Illness, Chronic Pain Management, Marketing Massage in Four Easy Steps, Preventing Medical Errors, HIV Update for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers, Understanding HIV, Massage for Edema and more.

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