Fundamentals of Aromatherapy

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Fundamentals of Aromatherapy

This course is aimed at the person wishing to learn the basics of Aromatherapy and setting up an Aromatherapy massage practice as a business but does not equip you to work as a trained professional. The learning you gain here forms a fundamental part of the Diploma course.

$395.00 GST Included






3-6 months

Delivery Mode

Online and Remote


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Course Modules

This module provides you with a description of skills and knowledge to establish and manage professional one-to-one relationships with clients in the context of providing an ongoing health service or intervention.

This module applies to community services or health workers who have defined responsibilities to work independently with clients within broad but established guidelines.

The core sections to this module are:

  1. Establish professional relationship with the client
  2. Manage client interactions
  3. Provide effective responses to client enquiries

This module covers the following key elements of learning:

  • legal and ethical considerations for establishing and managing client relationships and how these are applied:
  • modes and techniques for effective communication
  • role of motivational interviewing during client interactions to facilitate:
  • techniques for motivational interviewing:
  • barriers and influences on communication and ways to respond:
  • techniques for dealing with difficult communication situations:
  • types of information that may be provided to clients as relevant:

Understanding how to market a small business or any business is critical to its success. Knowing who your customer is, where they are and why they would buy your product or service are some of the fundamentals of building a marketing plan.

The core sections to this module are:

  1. Develop marketing strategies
  2. Determine a marketing mix for the business
  3. Implement marketing strategies
  4. Monitor and improve marketing performance

This module covers the following key elements of learning:  

  • Determine objectives of the business plan, including marketing activity focus
  • Evaluate customer base
  • Understand what is ethically and culturally appropriate
  • Determine a marketing mix according to market and business needs
  • Determine marketing strategies, including briefing appropriate personnel on their responsibilities
  • Monitor and evaluate activities and performance, and correct performance gaps
  • Consult and communicate effectively with relevant people
  • Research and monitor ongoing changes and improvements

This module provides you with a description of the skills and knowledge required to establish the foundations of aromatherapy practice, evaluate what makes a sustainable practice and then to develop an approach to own practice.

The core sections to this module are:

    1. Establish foundations of aromatherapy practice
    2. Represent the aromatherapy framework
    3. Determine requirements for sustainable aromatherapy practice
    4. Develop approach to own practice

This module covers the following key elements of learning

  • philosophies and principles of aromatherapy therapy:
  • key features of complementary therapies used in conjunction with aromatherapy
  • key features of allied health services and their relationship to aromatherapy
  • place of aromatherapy practice in the broader health care system
  • features and differences of allopathic and naturopathic approaches to health and health treatments
  • professional aromatherapy networks and industry bodies
  • features of aromatherapy product retailing
  • different models of professional aromatherapy practice and their key features:
  • issues for consideration in personal health strategy:
  • components of sustainable practice:
  • legal and ethical considerations (national and state/territory) and how these are applied in individual practice:

This module provides you with a description of the skills and knowledge required to prepare for, provide and monitor aromatherapy massage treatments, including the Micheline Arcier aromatherapy full body massage. Treatments are based on the outcomes of an existing health assessment.

The core sections to this module are:

  1. Prepare client for treatment
  2. Formulate aromatherapy massage blends
  3. Follow aromatherapy massage techniques and sequences
  4. Provide advice and resources to the client

This module covers the following key elements of learning

  • legal and ethical considerations (national and state/territory) for massage treatments:
  • aromatherapy and other massage techniques and how to apply them, including what each technique does, what effects in might have and what the cautions and contraindications are
  • endangerment sites – where they are and how to use palpatory skills in these areas according to scope of practice
  • potential reactions during treatment and how to respond:
  • potential reactions following treatment and appropriate client advice to provide
  • types of advice and resources that can be provided to clients for their use outside the clinical environment
  • documentation requirements for recording treatment details

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