Aromatherapy: Mother and Baby


9 CE Hours

Course Options:

  • Text Materials Shipped and Test Online
  • Text Materials and Test Shipped


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

Course Reviews

T. Swisher, 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.

Keri Smith, CMT, Ashburn, VA

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

Abeegahyil Yisrael, LMP

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!

K. Thorne, LMT, NCTMB

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.

C. Jones, LMT

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!

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  • 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.

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