Taster - Introduction to Aromatherapy

Ref: C3671286

During the day you will learn how certain oils blend well together and how they can be incorporated into massage in a safe and hygienic manner. You will experience a form of stress relief from physical and emotional symptoms helping you to become rebalance by the end of the day.

Course aim

The course aims to explore a variety of essential oils in relation to how it can improve one's health and well-being. You will learn how to practice basic relaxation techniques and a range of massage techniques to help relieve stress and tension

Who is the course for?

What topics will this course cover

The course aims to cover a variety of essential oils, base oils, and creams. You will also develop a basic understanding of how to incorporate these during observations and demonstrations of massage. You will learn a variety of relaxation techniques which will bring you down to earth and help with re-balancing of the whole body.

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:

Health and safety precautions Develop a basic understanding of how to blend oils Have a basic understanding of base oils and creams Observe and perform a range of massage techniques Participate in a range of relaxation techniques

How will I know I'm making progress?

Class discussion Peer feedback Tutor observation One to One with tutor

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

A small hand towel would be useful.

Reading and information sources


What could the course lead to?

An Aromatherapy course in September

Download full course outline

Taster - Introduction to Aromatherapy 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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