Aromatherapy uses a variety of materials, including natural oils extracted from plants, to stimulate the olfactory system and thus produce effects on the brain and the body. Some also have a direct effect on the body as they are absorbed through the skin, in the medium of a carrier oil.
The practice of using aromatic oils for healing can be found in all of the ancient civilizations of Man and it is now accepted as one of the major branches of Complementary Therapy.
Whilst the correct use of Aromatherapy is safe, some of the materials used can have harmful effects. Their use on members of the public without proper training is therefore discouraged. The S.E.E.D. Institute supports and is recognized by the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA), which works to regulate the practice of Aromatherapy to recognized, safe standards.
Our diploma course gives students all the training they need to become a professional Aromatherapist and we recommend that anyone seeking to practice Aromatherapy should complete this course and undertake the IFPA-certified examinations.
We also offer a wide range of Post-graduate courses, many of which are recognized by various professional bodies (including the IFPA) as Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
Whilst we have over 30 years of experience focussed on Professional Training Courses, we are passionate about encouraging those who, although not interested in pursuing a professional career, do want to be able to safely and effectively provide Aromatherapy for their families.
Our 3-day 'Aroma Massage Taster' is an ideal way for practitioners and complete beginners to gain practice with basic knowledge of essential oils and Aromatherapy massage. It also counts as the first 3 days of the 7 day massage module of our Clinical Diploma Course for those who wish to continue their studies and become a qualified practitioner.
We also recommend that you explore our Ayurveda courses. (Aromatherapy was founded upon Ayurvedic principles.)
And for those wishing to expand their bodywork skills, we offer a large array of massage courses.