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Essential Oils & Therapeutic Uses

1 CE Hour - E311W

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  1. The presentation of the subject was clear and to the point.
  2. Content was interesting to me.
  3. I gained new knowledge.
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  5. I can use this information in my practice.
  6. This program met my personal expectations.
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Massage Professionals Update

Earn credits through articles you've already read in our Massage Professionals Update e-newsletter.

Discover various therapeutic uses for essential oils. Combining four articles written especially for the Institute's Massage Professionals Update E-newsletter, this brief program will provide insights into:

  • Tips for maintaining essential oils.
  • Essential oils for digestive complaints.
  • The use of essential oils for easing the discomfort of sciatica.
  • Using aromatherapy as an alternative to conventional head lice treatments.

In the Essential Oils & Therapeutic Uses program we've combined four articles written especially for the Institute's Massage Professionals Update. These four articles include:

  • Five Tips on Essential Oil Maintenance - Although essential oils typically lack an expiration date stamp, their effectiveness can diminish with element exposure and time. However, therapists can easily learn how to prolong the life of their oils and detect when they are no longer viable.
  • Essential Oils for Digestive Ailments - Learn which essential oils used during a bodywork session can help alleviate many of the most common digestive complaints.
  • Essential Oils Assist in Reducing Sciatica - While the term sciatica is still used occasionally by the general public to describe leg pain that radiates down from the hip, it is not a term used as much in modern day health care, because the many possible causes of this annoying and sometimes debilitating pain are attributed to several origins other than sciatic nerve impingement. Learn how the use of essential oils can help to ease the discomfort of this age-old complaint.
  • Aromatherapy: Effective Treatment for Head Lice - Being educated about the irritating parasites you and your family members may bring home from work or school is the best form of protection. See how aromatherapy can offer a unique and effective way of treating unwelcome head lice.

You can either read the articles by clicking on any of the titles above or upon enrollment you'll be able to access these articles and your online test through your online course account.

Featured Reviews

I am a Certified Aromatherapist and the materials and test were very well written and concise. There is always more to learn about the extensive forms of Essential Oils. I highly recommend this course to anyone interested in Aromatherapy.

- Vickey Sweeney, LMT, CA

This was a good starter course. It did enhance my understanding of some of the effective uses of essential oil application.

- Sharon Sinclair, LMT, NCTMB

I must own over 70 essential oils and have been a massage therapist over a decade and was surprised at what I learned from this course. Excellent first CEU

- Tammy Shores, LMT

Great, easy read with retain-able knowledge!

- Brynn Hoover, LMT

The class content was basic but very important re: oil storage, oxidation, & blending oils for therapeutic benefit.

- Kathleen DiFrancesco, LMT, BCTMB

Very convenient and easy to understand material, AND learned valuable information. Couldn't be easier than this. Thanks.

- Kimberly Brooks, LMT

This course was short and sweet but has a ton of great information. I love using essential oils in my massage practice. Thank you

- Paula Nygaard, LMT

I would recommend to any massage therapists for update and future knowledge.

- Johanna Castro

I found this interesting and helpful and would recommend it to others.

- Tommye Rivers, LMT

The online course materials were clear and organized and the test covered an appropriate level of detail/subject matter. Thank you!

- Jeanne Roggensack, LMT

Very informative.

- Lucretia Rembert-Rogers, LMBT

I learned several things I was unfamiliar with. For example, I didn't have the knowledge regarding head lice and will now remove the rubber droppers from my E.O.'s. GREAT AND INFORMATIVE

- Vickie Sweeney, LMT, CA

Good material and helpful knowledge.

- Angela Praay, LMT

Great course!

- Kelley McDaniel, LMT

Very interesting course. The course answered questions, that I did not know the answer.

- Cheryl Harris, LMT

I enjoyed this course! I learned new information that I can use for my full time job as an educator as well as for my practice.

- Gina Isabel

Good refresher for me. Also learned some new information,

- Jeanne Berger, LMT

Great short course.

- Adriana Jackson, LMT

A favorite! Thanks again!

- Shanley Anderson, LMT

Learned new thoughts about essential oils and the importance in my work.

- Virginia Connors, LMT

I appreciate how well stated all the information is. thank you!

- Toni Wright, LMT


- Karen Tritton

Great course!!

- Trellany Plunk, LMT

I thoroughly enjoyed doing this reading... It was very interesting.

- Rebecca Gillen-Gonzales, LMT

Very informative - money well spent.

- Kerry Caldwell

I found this course particularly useful as a refresher for blending oils as an added benefit for clients during massage!

- Melissa Montgomery, LMT, CMT

The course provided me with information I didn't receive in school.

- Alfonso Olive, LMT

Great information ~ easy to follow and easy to apply in my daily practice!

- Debra Pearse, NCTMB

Enjoyed it a lot!! Very informative. Lots of good information that I can certainly adopt for my own practice as a LMT and for my family.

- H. Dillon, LMT, ABMP

Content is great reference material.

- D. Goynes, LMT, ABMP

Loved this course, my practice and my family will benefit greatly from this new information.

- B. Price, LMT

Great information. Really learned a lot.

- I. Tate, LMT

Good information & interesting course.

- D. Wall, LMT

Had fun doing it...

- P. A. Geisel, LMT

Very easy to comprehend.

- D. A. Ungaro, NCTMB


Massage Professionals Update
  • 4 MPU Original Articles - 11 pages
  • Online multiple-choice test
  • Certificate upon completion

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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