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Advanced Aromatherapy Course

Aromatherapy (Advanced)

Practitioner level 4

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to practice Advanced Aromatherapy
  • Be awarded the professional BSY Diploma
  • Become a Registered BSY Advanced Aromatherapy Practitioner
  • Be awarded the Level 4 ABC externally validated Certificate*

(OCN Level 4 award also available with 21 national educational credits**)

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors. There is also an essential 1 day of practical training for this course for students with no prior Aromatherapy qualification.

This course has been designed both for students who already have experience of Aromatherapy, and for the newcomer who wishes to study the subject in depth from the outset. The art of massage has been practised for thousands of years, both as a respected healing agent and as a sensory pleasure. The use of aromatic essential oils adds a totally new dimension to massage treatments. Aromatherapy works on the three levels of physical, mental and emotional, restoring health and well-being to the mind and body.


  •  Lesson One
    • The History and Development of Aromatherapy
      • Introduction
      • Vibrational Medicine
      • Essential Oils
      • Energy Channels
      • Some Significant Figures in the Development of Aromatherapy
  • Lesson Two
    • The Sense of Smell and its Effect on the Body
      • The Curative Powers of Smell
      • Sense of Smell and Emotional Response
      • Central Nervous System
  • Lesson Three
    • The Mind/Body Interaction
      • The Limbic Lobe and Olfactory Pathways
      • Parasympathetic Nervous System
      • The Mind Connection
      • Table of Essential Oils (Alphabetical)
      • Psychosomatic Illness
      • The Skin and the Sense of Touch
  • Lesson Four
    • More About the Nervous System
      • The Spinal Cord
      • The Peripheral Nerves
      • The Autonomic Nervous System Reviewed
  • Lesson Five
    • The Muscular System
      • Types of Muscular Tissue
      • Muscles of the Head
      • Muscles of the Neck
      • Muscles of the Trunk
      • Muscles of the Arm
      • Muscles of the Leg
      • A Table of Muscles Showing Locations, Origins, Insertions and Actions
  • Lesson Six
    • The Skeletal and Circulatory Systems
      • Bones
      • Joints
      • The Circulatory System
      • Blood
      • Immunity
      • The Lymphatic System
  • Lesson Seven
    • Carrier Oils
      • Ways of Extracting Oils
      • Shelf Life
      • Types of Oils
      • Directory of Carrier Oils
      • Base Carrier Oils
      • Specialised Carrier Oils
      • Macerated Oils
      • Table of Carrier Oils
  • Lesson Eight
    • Essential Oils
      • Extraction Techniques
      • Adulteration
    • Uses of Essential Oils
  • Lesson Nine
    • Directory of Essential Oils
      • Aniseed – Lavender
  • Lesson Ten
    • Directory of Essential Oils (Continued)
      • Lemon – Ylang Ylang
  • Lesson Eleven
    • Preparation for Massage and Working on the Back
      • The Role and Attitude of the Healer
      • Privacy
      • Taking a Case History
      • The Receiver of Massage
      • The Giver of Massage
      • A Centring Exercise
      • To Begin your Massage
      • During Massage
      • Creating a Relaxed Environment
      • Massage Tables
      • Keeping the Sensitivity of Contact
      • Types of Massage Strokes
      • Contraindications for Massage
      • Massage Sequence – Back Massage
  • Lesson Twelve
    • Massage Sequence – Working on the Legs, Arms, Shoulders and Head
      • Back of Legs
      • Front of Legs
      • Arm Massage
      • Shoulder Massage
      • The Face
      • Auricular Massage – Massaging the Ears
      • Pressure Massage to the Face
      • Scalp Massage
      • An Optional Abdominal Massage Sequence
  • Lesson Thirteen
    • Essential Oils – Storage, Mixing and Therapeutic Blends
      • Storage
      • Shelf-life
      • How to Use Essential Oils
      • Checklist
      • Concentration of Essential Oils to Carrier Oil
      • Selection of Essential Oils for Blend
      • Table of Therapeutic Blends
  • Lesson Fourteen
    • Table of Therapeutic Blends (Continued)
      • Energy Fields
      • Kirlian Photography
      • Auras
      • Colours of the Aura
      • Learning to See Auras
  • Lesson Fifteen
    • Aromatherapy and Astrological Influences
      • The Doctrine of Signatures
      • Birth Signs
      • Suggested Use of Essential Oils for your Particular Astrological Influence
  • Lesson Sixteen
    • Aromatherapy, Colour andCrystals/ Setting up in Business
      • Massage of the Aura
      • Colour and Essential Oils
      • Crystalsand Essential Oils
      • Methods of Using Essential Oils withCrystals
      • Essential Oils for Comfort to the Dying and the Bereaved
      • Using Essential Oil Everyday
      • Premises
      • Equipment
      • Obtaining Clients
      • The Course of Treatment
      • Confidentiality
      • Finally 

1 day of Practical Training is essential for students without a prior aromatherapy or massage qualification. Practical workshops can be held in various locations around the UK and are available for an additional fee of £75 per day. Your practical training is a valuable opportunity to learn directly from an experienced practical training tutor with specialist skills.

Enrol on this course from £70 £50

There are two ways you can enrol on this course. You can:

  • Pay with a deposit of £70 £50, followed by 11 monthly instalments of £35
  • or
  • Pay the total course fee of £455 £435 in one sum and also receive a special gift from our selection – free

To enrol by phone, please call our friendly course advisors on Freephone 0800 731 9271 – Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

*ABC registration is essential with this course at any time during the studies. Registration fee of £20 applies. Full details on request.

**OCN registration at enrolment is optional for an additional fee. Full details on request.

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