Are you interested in studying aromatherapy? Finding the best Aromatherapy Course to suit your needs can sometimes be quite daunting. There are plenty of different Aromatherapy Courses to choose from, either online, in a classroom situation or sometimes a combination of both.
If you are wanting to study Aromatherapy as a career choice you will have to undertake practical elements that you cannot do online such as massage therapy and case studies. It is possible however, to do some elements of the course online such as Essential Oil Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology and other theory topics depending on whether your chosen course offers it.
The important thing however is that you do your research well to ensure you chose a high quality course with a fully qualified instructor.
If you wish to practice Aromatherapy, once you have completed the course, you must ensure the qualifications you end up with are recognized by one of the leading aromatherapy associations such as the International Federation of Aromatherapists (IFA) or the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapists (NAHA).
Here are some tips to help you look for the best aromatherapy schools:
- Be sure that you know the teacher’s qualifications and that they are approved by either the IFA or the NAHA. Find out about their background and skills. Have they had their own Aromatherapy practice? How long have they been an Aromatherapy practitioner? These and other questions are important for you to get an idea of their experience and if they can provide you with an all round education in aromatherapy.
- Find out if the courses being offered are formulated in accordance with the standards set by the IFA and/or the NAHA. Although they don’t necessarily need to be a member of these organizations, the courses they offer should still be based on the association’s course guidelines. Some aromatherapy schools may choose not to become a member of a certain organization due to high membership costs. However this does not mean the quality of their education be any less than those who are members.
- Visit an Aromatherapist yourself for a treatment to see if this is something you would like to do as a career. Ask them about their experiences and where they studied. They may be able to recommend a college as well as other study resources. You may need to visit a few Aromatherapists to find one you feel comfortable with and who can give you the best advice and their opinion of aromatherapy courses.
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- International Federation of Aromatherapists
- National Association of Holistic Aromatherapists
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