History and basic principles of Aromatherapy
Techniques, theory and contraindications to giving a massage
The study of 71 essential oils covering their:
Storage and handling
Mixing, blending and dosage
Methods of extraction
Top, middle and base notes of oils
What essential oils do
Essential oil contraindications
Toxicity, irritation and sensitisation
Adaptogen essential oils
Technical terms for essential oils
Setting up your treatment room
Do’s and don’t’s of massage
What not to do when giving a treatment
Client consultation form and its importance
Your responsibility under the Data Protection Act
The study of 24 carrier oils
Basic everyday problems that can be treated
Stress and how it affects both your client and yourself as a therapist
Business planning and management
Health and safety
Nutrition, vitamins and minerals
Codes of ethics and practice
Course Structure and Training
A brief interview will be required before your acceptance on the course.
You will be required to attend 15 training days
You will be required to submit regular homeworks.
Pass 3 exams:
*Anatomy and Physiology (written)
You will have up to 3 months after your exams to submit 60 hours of client assessments/case studies before the award of your Diploma.
One certificate for Aromatherapy and another for *Anatomy and Physiology
The 3 months also allows you time to re-sit any exam which you might not have passed
Your course fees include your tuition, exam fees, training manuals, oils and sundries required during training.
An initial deposit and then payments by installements to cover the total fee of £1,700
*If you do not hold a Anatomy and Physiology certificate recognised by The Natural Approach, you will be required to attend our certificated course. Please ask for our syllabus and fees
Clinical Aromatherapy Diploma
The lymphatic system and Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Reflexology. To cover feet, hands and face (Diploma)
*Reiki I (Certificated)
Metamorphic Technique (Certificated)
Lomi Lomi massage (Diploma)
Letter to the Dr.
91 essential oils, their sub-groups and chemistry
15 carrier oils
20 Hydrosols/floral waters
Babies and children, oils and massage technique
Pregnancy, oils and massage technique
Internal application of Essential OIls and carrier oils
Psychotherapy and the role of essential oils
Subtle/magical Aromatherapy. The energetic and vibrations of essential oils
Course Structure and Training
A brief interview will be required before being accepted on the course
You will be required to submit regular homeworks.
You will be required to attend 30 training days
Pass 8 exams.
Clinical Lymphatic Drainage Massage (Practical)
Body scanning and alternative treatments (Practical)
General theory exam (Written)
Essential Oils and carrier oils (Written)
Reflexology and Metamorphic Technique (Practical)
Reflexology and Metamorphic Technique (Written)
Lomi Lomi Massage (Practical)
Lomi Lomi (Written)
*Plus complete any course work, case studies etc in relation to your Reiki studies.
You will have up to 3 months after your exams to submit 100 client case studies for Aromatherapy and 100 client case studies for Reflexology before the award of your Diploma.
*Please see Reflexology Diploma for detailed break down.
The 3 months also allows you time to re-sit any exams which you might not have passed
Your course fees include your tuition fees, exam fees, training manuals, oils and sundries required during training.
An initial deposit, and then regular installements to cover the total fee of £2,800
*Reflexology. If you are already a practising Reflexologist £500 will be deducted from the cost of your course as long as the Reflexology Diploma you hold meets core curriculum standards.
*If you do not hold a Anatomy and Physiology certificate recognised by the Natural Approach, you will be required to attend our certificated course. Please ask for our syllabus and fees
Essential Oil Practitioner Diploma
The course involves +200 hours training and as such is available to overseas English speaking students. Besides studying 160 Essential OIls, 40 Carrier Oils and 20 Hydrosols, you will also learn how to mix and blend the oils, add them to carrier products such as base oils and creams and hydrosols. You will learn how to dowse and muscle test for the appropriateness of the 'prescription'. You will learn which oils are appropriate for babies, children, pregnancy, the elderly and men. You will learn how to create a range of beauty products from creams to hair and body. You will learn how to make household cleaning products. You will learn which oils are appropriate to deal with emotional, mental, relationship, physical and people's dreams and aspirations. Most importantly you will learn the contraindications of the essential oils, and thereby mix and blend essential oils safely for each individual client.
The course will require you to submit homeworks which will include your own essential oil directory by the time you sit your exam.
You will need to submit 80 case studies, which you will have up to 3 months after your exam to submit before the award of your certificate.
You will be required to sit a 3 hour written exam.
The course includes your tuition, examination fees, course manual.
Cost: £1,500. After initial deposit to cover course materials, the remainder of your fees can be paid in instalments.
*You MUST hold a recognised Certification in Anatomy and Physiology. If you do not have one, an Anatomy and Physiology course is available via the Natural Approach at a cost of £250. You can study your A&P alongside your Essential Oil Diploma
Lomi Lomi Massage Diploma
KaHuna is a shamanic practice from Hawaii and within its practice and principles there is Lomi Lomi massage.
This is a massage technique that principally uses the whole arm, not just the hands, in long and short sweeping movements over the entire body.
The therapist enters an almost meditative state so as to connect with the client not just physically but also on a spiritual level. The movements can be fast and slow.
For the client, not only does the physical body totally relax, but the mind goes into a non-thinking meditative state.
As a therapist you will need to be physically fit and agile. You have to be a massge therapist of Level 3 or above and hold a Natural Approach recognised Anatomy and Physiology Certificate.
This is a 5 day Diploma training course for groups of up to 4 people. The first 4 days will cover the spiritual aspects and practices which make this massage technique unique as well as learning how to complete a full body Lomi Lomi massage.
The 5th day will see you return to carry out a practical examination as well as an hours written exam and to hand in 9 case studies.
Prerequisite to the Diploma is that you have both a massage diploma at a minimum of level 3 and Anatomy and Physiology certification, both of which have to meet the standards set out in the core curriculum.
The cost is £550 of which £150 is a non-refundable deposit and the remainder of your fees can be paid in monthly installments.
Cost includes course manual, tuition fees and examination fees.
Swedish Massage Diploma
This is a 10 day Swedish Massage Course where you will look at the history and principles of massage, the techniques, theory and contraindications to giving a massage. You will also cover setting up your treatment room, do’s and don’t’s of massage, personal hygiene, client care, therapist attitude, what not to do when giving a treatment, client consultations, client consultation form and its importance, your responsibility under the Data Protection Act, basic everyday problems that can be treated, stress and how it affects both your client and yourself as a therapist, counselling techniques, business planning and management, health and safety, nutrition, vitamins and minerals, codes of ethics and practice and much more.
You will also study 8 carrier oils and when best to use each or in combination.
You will be required to submit regular homeworks.
You will sit a written and practical exam.
You will have up to 3 months after sitting your exams to submit 36 case studies if you have not already done so before the award of your Diploma, and this time frame also allows you to re-sit any exam that you might not of passed.
A short interview will be required before your acceptance on the course.
If you do not already hold an Anatomy and Physiology certificate recognised by TNA you will also be required to complete this course as well. Details of our A&P can be found below.
Course fees including your tuition, exam fees, training manuals, oils and sundries required during training.
Cost: After an initial non-refundable deposit, payments can be made in installments to cover the overall cost of £1,200.
You will be exempt from the *Anatomy and Physiology training and exam if you already hold a recognised certificate.
Your sourse fees include your tuition, exam fees, training manuals and sundries required during training.
Cost: After an initial non-refundable deposit you can make installment payments to cover the £1,500. A brief interview will be required before your acceptance on to the course.
*If you do not hold a recognised Anatomy and physiology certificate, please see our A&P course for details.
This is a 1 day certificated course for Reflexology Practitioners. You must have a recognised A&P certificate. If not there there is an A&P certificate available through Natural Approach.
This course is available 1on1 or small group (Max 6) basis.
Cost: 1on1 groups at our Gloucester Centre £150. For groups at other UK locations fee starts from £175 depending on distance and amount of students on the course.
6 CPD points.
Thermo-Auricular Therapy Diploma
Thermo Auricular Therapy, or more commonly known as Hopi Ear Candling, has many health benefits including easing sinus congestion, earache, headaches, migraines and sometimes allergies.
On this 2 day course you will not only learn how to carry out a treatment safely, you will also learn how to carry out a very specific Sinus Drainage Massage Technique. You will learn why it is important to carry out the massage both before and after the ear candling. You will learn about various ear, nose and throat ailments and how this treatment works in alleviating the symptoms. You will learn the basic Anatomy of the ear. You will also learn the contraindications to this therapy.
You will be required to complete homework and have case studies completed before the second day of your course.
Fees: £200. A £50 deposit secures your place on the course.
Essential Oils for Pregnancy & Childbirth
This is a 2 day certificated post graduate course for massage therapists, doulas, midwives and others involved in the maternity field who wish to learn which oils can be safely used at which stages during pregnancy and during delivery and for aftercare.
On the first day you will be introduced to each of the oils and learn what each oil is appropriate for.
On the second day we will be looking at mixing and blending for each stage during pregnancy, which oils can be used during birthing and oils that can be used postpartum. At each stage we will be looking at typical situations that arise and which oils would be best suited for treatment and the best way to use them.
You will be required to hand in 3 client case studies who have each received 3 treatments before the award of your certificate.
Your certificate will carry 6 CPD points and is accredited by I.P.T.I (Independent Professional Therapists International)
Cost £150. £50 non-refundable deposit secures your place with the remainder due on the first day of your course.
Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology Diploma
This is a LIVE online tutorial course, but is also available 'face to face' in classroom, and is also taught alongside any of the other courses you might be studying.
The course will cover all 10 major systems of the body: Circulatory, Lymphatic, Respiratory, Nervous, Immune, Muscular, Skeletal, Endocrine, Digestive and Urinary.
We will also be covering the pathologies (illnessess and diseases) of each system.
The live online course is taught over 6 two hour sessions every fortnight via zoom, with a further 3 hours as and when required during your studies.
You will be required to complete comprehensive homeworks between each module and pass a 3 hour written exam before the award of your certificate.
Each session will be recorded and you will receive a link so that you can review each class session. If you happen to miss a session you will still receive the recording.
Cost: £300 which will cover tuition, comprehensive course manual and examination fees. A £50 non-refundable deposit is required, the remaining course fees can be paid in installments.
Our course meets the required standard as set out on the National Core Curriculum.
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