Aromatherapy Massage Accredited Diploma

Aromatherapy massage is a popular mainstream therapy, and is offered at any reputable spa or beauty treatment clinic. Our comprehensive professional course guides you carefully through everything you need to know to carry out an aromatherapy treatment for your clients.

This qualification will develop your knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the salon, anatomy and physiology and aromatherapy services. You will learn about the properties of essential oils, blending essential oils to suit your clients needs, also carrier oils and their own properties. You will also have a day's practical training to develop your skills in all of the traditional Swedish massage techniques for the front and back of the body, including feet, head and face massage too, so that you can deliver a very effective aromatherapy treatment.


Course fee


A printed certificate is an additional cost of £3


A £80 (non-refundable) deposit is payable immediately upon booking and the balance is due 14 days prior to your practical training date. Payment plans are available for this course.

What’s included in the course fee 

Course manuals

Marking of course work

One day practical training session

Practical assessment session

Products on the day of training

An accredited certificate emailed to you on successful completion of the course


Complementary Gifts

A guide to Health and Safety

A guide to Anatomy and Physiology


Additional costs    

You will need to purchase your own products and equipment in order to carry out your case studies and practice your skills.


Dates & Venues

5 September - Poole - Course Full

3 October - Poole

If you do not see a suitable date, please contact us as we may be able to provide a mutually convenient date.



Start time is usually 10.30am, and will be advised in your booking confirmation. The finish time of the course is dependent on number of students, please allow a full day. You will need to arrive at the training venue no more than 15 minutes prior to the course start time. If a student arrives more than 30 minutes late on any training day, the tutor may refuse to let you join the class or to commence the training. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure they arrive at the course in plenty of time. Any lateness could result in the course not being able to commence, and further costs applicable to cover extra tutor time. 



A good standard of written and verbal English

An Anatomy & Physiology qualification is preferred but not essential

Minimum age 18


Course format

Home study - which is a combination of assignments and knowledge tests

1-day practical training session

Practical assessment session to be completed as a final case study

10 case studies to be completed


Course content

Aromatherapy treatments

Benefits of aromatherapy massage

Carrier oils

Client aftercare advice



Essential oil extraction

Essential oil notes

Essential oils and skin types

Evaluating the quality of essential oils

Full body massage routine

General data protection regulation

Guidelines for pregnant women

Health & safety practice

History of massage  

How to use essential oils

Labelling requirements

Massage movements

Mixing and blending essential oils

Sensitivity reactions


Table of essential oils and their properties

The chemistry behind aromatherapy

The history of aromatherapy

The plant perspective

Toxicology defined

What are essential oils

What is the olfactory system


Model required     

Group training - no, students will work on each other.

One-to-one training - yes, you will be required to bring a model along to the practical training to practice your routine on.


Case studies

You are required to complete 10 treatments as case studies.


Accredited & Recognised for Insurance by

Associated Beauty Therapists

Towergate Insurance

Westminster Insurance

Qualification gained

Aromatherapy Massage Practitioner’s Diploma



Please check your insurance companies’ requirements before enrolling on this course. It is the student’s responsibility to check coverage with their insurers.

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