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Aromatherapy is about more than nice smells and massage. It requires specialist knowledge about the healing and regenerative properties of different plant oils, their safety, and which carrier oils are the most effective. It also requires knowledge of anatomy and physiology, which means that you need to adopt a measured approach that includes arming yourself with as much information as possible and this means finding out about and completing a range of aromatherapy courses.
You can also choose to specialise in certain areas of aromatherapy, such as aromatherapy for pregnancy and aromatherapy for children, and even aromatherapy for pets. These are incredibly specialised areas, though, and require qualifications from institutes that offer only the best and most reputable aromatherapy courses.
Some diplomas even include business management and communication subjects, so that you are equipped with the knowledge necessary to open your own practice, if you choose to go the self-employed route.
Many people choose to supplement their aromatherapy courses with other courses, such as Reiki or reflexology, as this allows them to provide more holistic care. Aromatherapy short courses are also a nice complement to traditional healthcare qualifications, such as physiotherapy.
Find a range of aromatherapy courses on Now Learning, from aromatherapy massage in Melbourne to managing an aromatherapy practice in Sydney.