Aromatherapy and Science of Essential Oils are an integrative support to re-establish the physical, mental and emotional physiology. Our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing are impaired by stress factors such as pollutants, disease, inadequate life tyle, medicinal and drug abuse, exposure to bacteria and viruses and emotional unstability.
Clinical experience in aromatherapy suggests that beneficial effects of aromas or fragrances are not only exerted by inhalation of the vapor but also by absorption of fragrance molecules through the skin.
Clinical aromatherapy can be beneficial for symptom management for pain,nausea,vomiting, preoperative anxiety, critical care, well-being, anxiety, depression, stress, emotional turmoil, insomnia, respiratory, dementia, and oncology.
It is long known that inhalation of aromas causes physiological and psychological changes in humans (Tisserand, 1977) and it is assumed that the effects of aromas are evoked by both pharmacological and psycho-emotional mechanisms.
The goal of the “First Level Diploma in Aromatherapy” is to set the pathway for whomever desires to acquire a “professional insight” of the aromatherapeutic universe be it for a personal interest, but evermore for those practitioners interested in integrating these “natural” remedies into their professional activities and routines.
The Course offers a clear and extensive view of how the essential oils support, integrate and reactivate many physiological functions of our body which leads towards the possibility of adding life to our years and not years to our life.
The course is held by Associate Professor Dr. Steve John Chiola
Aromatherapy Level l Diploma
Aromatherapy is an important branch of phytoterapy and is part of the ever expanding scientific interest connected to Integrative Medicine. Aromatherapy – over the decades – has been introduced into wellness clinics, hospices, and hospitals and has become part of everyday language and use in many scientific areas. This withstanding, there is still quite an amount of misconception and “false myths” that need to be addressed bringing on the scientific information necessary to clarify the shady points concerning the use of essential oils.
The field of the “science of essential oils” is to be considered the basis for their correct and safe us, starting from babies all the way out to the treatment “100 year old babies” (geriatric field) and is the stepping stone in evidencing theirsupport in many “Die-Eases” that afflicted our state of health. We must remember that essential oils in themselves or a phyto pharmacological laboratory and they provide our system with fundamental constituents that are demonstrating ever more the possibility of interacting with innumerous pathways of our Physiology.
Aromatherapy is an integrative medicine that supports in the recovery of a variety of ailments, amongst which, pain, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, skin problems, cold and cough, digestion issues, immune system malfunction, sleep disorders, anxiety, wounds, disorder of the cognitive and mental sphere and much more . Many end-users are attracted to the product for its mental and physical benefits and are in the continuos research of qualified professionals to guide and teach how to use safely these remedies..
We should also take into account that the aromatherapy market is expected – for the next decade – to grow and driven by increasing public, scientific and naturopathic awareness of the importance and validity of this integrative treatment.
The goal of this “First Level Diploma in Aromatherapy” is designed to set the pathway for whomever desires to acquire a professional insight of the aromatherapeutic universe be it for a personal interest, but evermore for those practitioners interested in integrating these “natural” remedies into their professional activities and routines.
The “First Level Diploma” offers a clear and extensive view of how the essential oils support, integrate and reactivate many physiological functions of our body which leads towards the possibility of adding life to our years and not years to our life.
The rising prevalence of chronic illness will provide greater opportunity for the Aromatherapy industry to expand. Aromatherapy is beneficial to arthritis sufferers. Without any invasive procedures, the pain relief is remarkable. It is a characteristic that will provide the Aromatherapy
1 - Introductory Module (10 Hours)
- Essential Oils through the centuries: a historical review
- Modern history of Aromatherapy
- Essential oil definition
- Evolution and taxonomy
- Physiology and Anatomy of secretory structures
- Quantitative and qualitative yield of essential oils of aromatic plants: influencing factors
- Ethical and fair-trade in aromatic substances
- Ecological function of essential oils
- Extraction methods of aromatic substances
- Shelf Life: conservation and degredation
2 - Safe and Effective Use of Essential oils (10 Hours)
- Essential oils and their use in Nature
- Safety outlines: pure or not pure, adulterations, basline analysis and certification
- Essential oil chemistry
- Essential oil constituents
- Adverse effects
- Toxic substances
- Human toxicity
- Evidence-Based Aromatherapy in Nursing Practice
3 - Essential Oils (10 Hours)
- Essential oil 60 monographies
1. Ocinum basilicum – Basil
2. Laurus nobilis – Laurel
3. Citrus Bergamia – Bergamot
4. Cupressus semper virens – Cypress
5. Betula lenta – Birch
6. Piper Nigrum – Black Pepper
7. Tanacetum annuum – Blue tansy
8. Melaleuca leucadendron – Cajuput
9. Elettaria cardamom – Cardmomum
10. Cinnamomum camphora –
11. Cedrus atlantica – Cedarwood
12. Cinnampmum zyeylanicum –
13. Cistus laudaniferus – Cistus
14. Cymbopogon winterianus –
15. Salvia sclarea – Clary Sage 16. Syngizium aromaticum
Eugenia caryphyllata – Clove bud
17. Copaifera spp. – Copaiba
18. Coriandrum sativa – Coriander (seed)
19. Cupressus sempervirens – Cypress
20. Eucalyprus gòobulus – Eucalyptus
21. Eucalyptus radiata – Eucalyptus
22. Foeniculum vulgare – Sweet Fennel
23. Boswellia spp. – Frankincense
24. Pelargonium graveolens – Geranium
4 - Emotional Aromatherapy (10 Hours)
- Emotional importance
- Emotional relation to the Lymbic brain and the insula
- Classification of emotions
- Emotions and hormones
- Emotions and organs Essential oils and emotional activity
- Neuroreceptors, essential oils and emotional response
- Analysis of the main emotional essential oils (30 between single Oils and certified blends)
- Research publication review
5 - Essential oils for Body Work (10 Hours)
- Vegetal oils carriers
- Base Oil Profiles
- Using Essential Oil in the Treatment
- Essential Oils and Aromatherapy Products – Preparing Products for Individual Clients
- Client Care
- Aromatherapy for Facial Treatments
- Essential Oil Body Treatments
- Cosmetic Surgery
- The Working Environment – Health and Safety in the Salon