Massage And Aromatherapy
This course is for students who have already done an introductory course in massage and wish to build on their knowledge, practice their skills and learn how to safely and effectively blend and incorporate essential oils into their massage.
Who is this course for
This course is for students who have already done an introductory course in massage and wish to build on their knowledge, practice their skills and learn how to effectively and safely incorporate essential oils into their massage.
Please note: Massage with essential oils is generally safe for everyone but there are conditions when it is not suitable, such as during pregnancy. Check with a health professional if you have any health concerns.
What does this course cover
Safety considerations for massage and essential oils
History of Aromatherapy
The art of blending
Massage techniques for the Back / Face & head / Neck and shoulders / Arms and legs
Benefits and uses of:
12 essential oils, 4 carrier oils
Alternative uses of essential oils
Main Outcomes: Define the safety guidelines for massage and essential oils
Understanding contraindications to massage and essential oils
Safely demonstrate a full body massage
Prepare a variety of essential oil blends taking into consideration their properties and scent note.
What will it be like
Theory teaching methods include:
Lecture / PowerPoint presentation / group work / discussion / questions and answers / self- assessment test
Practical: Students will prepare their own essential oil blend for each session and work in pairs massaging each other, facilitated by the tutor verbally, through demonstration and direct hands-on instructions.
How we assess your progress on the course:
At the start you will be ask to complete a:
Health and Safety form
Lesson summary quiz
On the course: You will receive regular verbal feedback from your tutor throughout the course, as and when appropriate.
At the end: You will be ask to complete a course evaluation form.
What else do you need to buy or do
2 large Bath sheets
4 hand towels
Antiseptic Wetwipes or handgel
Box of tissue
Small mixing bowl
What this course could lead to
Students can enrol on further complementary therapies such as Aromatherapy, Indian Head massage, Alexander technique, Herbalism, Diet and Nutrition or apply for a professional practitioner's course. Tutor to advise.
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This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria
Got a Question about this Course?
Contact The Departmental Administrator.
Why come to Mary Ward Centre?
Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.
Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’