Aromatherapy Diploma Course
What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to promote healing and
well-being. The oils derive from flowers, leaves, plants and trees.
The term "aromatherapy" was first used by Dr. R M Gattefosse at
the beginning of the 18th century but the therapeutic use of plants
and their oils can be traced back for millennia. There are many
ways of using oils beneficially. These include: baths, compresses,
inhalations and vaporisation. However, the main use is through massage
whereby the oils are absorbed through the skin. Using oils safely
is a complex art that requires in-depth training.
Aromatherapy as a Career
Aromatherapy has become increasingly popular with the general public for nearly
thirty years. According to a report by the Consumers Association, aromatherapy
is one of the most sought after forms of natural health care. Increasingly it is
being used in hospitals, clinics, and as a complement to orthodox medicine.
There is a wide variety of career options available for professionally
trained aromatherapists including setting up in private practice at home, joining
a natural health centre, a doctor's surgery or a sports clinic. You can choose
to work full-time or part-time depending on your interest, time and commitments.
If you are already a complementary or health care practitioner aromatherapy is a
particularly useful and satisfying skill to integrate into your work.
Aromatherapy training at the Bristol School
The Aromatherapy Diploma Course is the most established course as it was the original
course offered by the School in 1995. The course is a fully comprehensive 18-month
part-time Diploma course which runs about one weekend a month. It will take you from
a complete novice to professional Diploma level. Our training is of the highest standard and will
enable you to work confidently and ethically with clients as soon as you graduate.
The training is holistic throughout. Students are nurtured to develop their
skills in the way that best suits them as individual practitioners. All students
are encouraged to become self aware as this is fundamental in your work as a future
Structure of the Course
The course syllabus is set by the International Examination Board to the standards
agreed Aromatherapy and Allied Practitioners Association
We also include additional material, which we feel is important for future therapists.
The training is divided into modules for different subject areas which include
- Holistic Massage
- Anatomy and Physiology. (This is the full A&P
- Business Skills
- Client Practise Management
- Holistic Aromatherapy
- Aromatherapy Massage
Full details of all our courses are contained in our comprehensive prospectus.
Please request a copy from our Contact Page.