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Royal Canadian College of Massage Therapy

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Aromatherapy Professional Certification


Day 1

  • Introduction to aromatherapy - with student projects and assignments: 1 hour
  • Amounts to use for bath, massage, room fragrancing, Inhalation and where to use (covers products and skin care): 1 hour
  • History of aromatherapy (people from countries such as east Indians, Chinese, Egyptians, Hebrews, Greeks, Romans, Arabs and Europeans to modern day: 1 hour
  • Botanical classification - cultivars/hybrids, fungicides & pesticides: 1 hour
  • Distilled versus expressed citruses-terpeneless and rectified oils - inhalations and their psychological effects: 1 hour
  • Aromatherapy massage practice: 1 hour
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Day 2

  • Obscure and dangerous essential oils
  • Oils inadvisable for application to the skin
  • Chemistry and stereochemistry, chemistry related to essential oils: 1 hour
  • Basic chemical compositions of essential oils: 1 hour
  • Major chemical components finding common denominators: 1 hour
  • Questions and answers - 1 to 37
  • Adulteration - methods of production (distillation), rectification, solvent extraction, molecular extraction: 1 hour
  • Floral waters /hydrosols - general properties, absorption of essential oils: 1 hour
  • Medicinal application, quality of essential oils, the senses: 1 hour
  • Aromatherapy massage practice: 1 hour

Day 3

  • Precautions /accidents with essential oils , accidental excess consumption - contra - indications: 1 hour
  • Glossary of terms
  • Carrier or fixed vegetable oils /commonly available fixed oils and waxes: 1 hour
  • Study of essential oils starting at basil in alphabetical order - countries of origin, parts extracted from, description, compositioncontra-indications of the oil/historical uses and suggested current uses 4 oils: 1hour
  • Study as above another 4 oils starting at cajuput essential oil ending at German chamomile 1: hour
  • Starting at roman chamomile study of 4 oils ending at clove essential oil: 1 hour
  • Starting at coriander e/oil study of 4 oils ending at cypress: 1 hour
  • Aromatherapy massage: 1 hour

Day 4

  • Starting with eucalyptus citriodora study of 24 essential oils ending at black pepper: 6 hours
  • Aromatherapy massage: 1 hour

Day 5

  • Starting at petitgrain the study of 12 essential oils: 3 hours
  • Questions and answers 38 - 77: 1 hour
  • Pregnancy and e/oils - breast feeding and e/oils Babies to teenagers: 1 hour
  • Aromatherapy massage practice: 1 hour

Day 6

  • Varied applications of essential oils/ compresses and poultices: 1 hour
  • Aromatherapy in skin care, normal skin, dry sensitive skin, combination skin, oily skin, acne vulgaris, acne, rosacea, Allergic skin, eczema, prematurely aged skin, very dehydrated skin, mature skin: 2 hours
  • Inhalation/ olfactory system: 1 hour
  • Aromatherapy in bath products /body wraps and hair care: 1hour
  • Aromatherapy massage: 1 hour