Aromatherapy and Wellbeing

Ref: C3669972

For people who are interested in holistic treatments. You will be introduced to a number of essential oils and carrier oils and will have the chance to produce your own oil to take home. You will learn how to perform a basic hand and arm massage, as well as useful information to help you further develop this area of interest.

Course aim

To introduce the practice of aromatherapy as an alternative treatment. To gain knowledge and understanding of the benefits, contraindications and safety precautions in the use of aromatherapy.

Who is the course for?

Anyone with an interest in holistic therapies

What topics will this course cover

Each week will be divided into a theory section and a practical session to allow you to learn and practice the massage. Elements covered are: The history of essential oils The production of essential oils The benefits and contraindications of essential and carrier oils Storage and safety Aftercare advice

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

Have an increased level of understanding of aromatherapy Identify the benefits of seven essential oils Produce an aromatherapy blended oil for personal use Perform a hand and arm massage

How will I know I'm making progress?

Learning progress will be achieved through questions, answers discussion, and demonstration. I will observe practical elements and offer feedback where necessary.

What else do I need to know, do or bring?


Reading and information sources

The tutor will provide material for reading in sessions and links to other sources.

What could the course lead to?

To make people aware of other opportunities in the wider community e.g. Accredited courses in Aromatherapy and/or massage Sign post people to further education providers Highlight volunteering opportunities within 'The Exchange' and the WEA Promote the ethos of learners co-developing and Facilitating courses within 'The Exchange'

Download full course outline

Aromatherapy and Wellbeing Course Outline


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  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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