Aromatherapy or Essential Oil therapy, is a complementary and alternative medicine designed for the treatment or prevention of diseases with the use of essential oils and other aromatic plant compounds.
Aromatherapy - the 'Treatment through Fragrance', can be defined as the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit.
Aromatherapy is a complementary and alternative medicine designed for the treatment or prevention of diseases with the use of essential oils and other aromatic plant compounds.
Aromatherapy can be defined as the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit.
Aromatherapists are professionals who specialize in the practice of Aromatherapy, provide treatment to different types of illnesses, and improve a patient's health and sense of well being with the use of aromatic oils.
They mix and blend the therapeutic essential oils or plant extracts with other oils to make them suitable for massage. They provide holistic medicinal treatment to the patients through inhalation of natural oils or topical application, massage, water immersion etc.
Studying aromatherapy is a fun and challenging experience, combining core sciences with product formulation and scent blending.
Only few Indian institutes are offering Aromatherapy courses and one can pursue certificate, diploma, degree and postgraduate diploma / degree courses through regular or distance mode.
Minimum eligibility criteria for short term and degree courses is 10+2 and graduation for post graduate course. Depending on the type of the course, the duration may vary from 1 week to 3 years.
Several beauty care massage therapy centers also offer Aromatheraphy courses. Some centers conduct workshops in Aromatherapy.
Aromatherapy course provides basic knowledge of Aromatherapy treatments for many problems, the art of extraction of essential oils, use of essential oils and carrier's oils on different skin types, their properties, blending, methods of application etc.
The course also deals with the basics of physiology, pathology, anatomy, practice management, occupational safety and health.
By studying Aromatherapy courses, one will get a clear idea about the selection, blending as well as the proper use of essential oils to heal the body, mind and spirit.
The field of Aromatherapy offers a wide range of potential careers to explore including:
Aromatherapy graduates throughout the world have successfully created a dynamic array of businesses that have grown out of their aromatherapy education and the seeds of passion and commitment for natural healthcare and natural products.
Many individuals come to study aromatherapy simply for their own family or self, to improve their ability to care for themselves and others during times of illness and to support their overall commitment to maintaining health and preventing dis-‘ease’.
With an increase in the desire to reduce the use of over the counter medicines, aromatherapy and herbs offers an amazing 21st century medicine chest.
The continued growth in the interest in complementary and alternative approaches to health has lead to an increased demand for therapeutic aromatherapy based products and practices.
Along with this interest is a growth in demand for ‘green’ and sustainable products. This interest has guided the demand for truly natural skincare products, cleaning products and other natural based products that support health.
Aromatherapy is able to fulfill much of this demand and interest through a variety of creative outlets.
The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy provides you with numerous aromatherapy schools to choose from as well as monthly teleseminars to support and enhance your knowledge and application of essential oils/aromatherapy.
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