AR 100-OL – Aromatherapy – Intro ONLINE

Aromatherapy is an ancient and natural form of complementary medicine in which essential oils– often in combination with other holistic therapies such as bodywork, life coaching and hypnotherapy – are used for the purpose of improving physical, psychological and spiritual well-being. The term "essential oils" refers to the volatile oils extracted from the leaves, stems, flowers, bark, roots, or other elements of a plant. CONTRAINDICATED FOR PREGNANCY Text + Required kit: $89.95 (CEU-NCBTMB) Read More

AR 109 – Aromatherapy – Ginger Compress

This course details the ancient healing use of ginger root as a powerful therapeutic treatment. Using fresh ginger and essential oils, learn to release holding patterns, open energy flow and renew the nervous system. Excellent class for aromatherapists, bodyworkers and spa therapists. Bring sheets, bath towel and 3 hand towels (heating pad recommended) Supplies $20. NOTE: Registration for this course closes the Thursday before course start. (CEU-NCBTMB) Read More

AR 125 – Aromatherapy – Essential Oil Hydrating Wrap

This Aromatherapy treatment starts with dry brushing. Essential oils penetrate into tissues while the client is wrapped and relaxed. Students will learn the benefits of essential oils and household products that can be used for hydrating wraps. Bring sheets, bath towel and 3 hand towels PRERQ MT 200 or licensed or instructor approval. Supplies: $20 BW (CEU-NCBTMB) NOTE: Registration for this course closes the Thursday before course start. Read More

AR 115 – Aromatherapy – Foot Chakra Reflexology for Bodyworkers

This course trains students to skillfully integrate essential oils into foot reflexology treatment. Reflexology is a form of alternative therapy that utilizes pressure points to foster physical healing and, when combined with the benefits of aromatherapy, can be a powerful tool for opening the chakras, facilitating emotional release, and enhancing the client’s receptivity to healing. Supplies $20. (CEU-NCBTMB) NOTE: Registration for this course closes the Thursday before course start. Read More

The Power of Aromatherapy

by Liz Dose, Clinical Aromatherapist, Cht, LC “Smell is a potent wizard that transports us across thousands of miles and all the years we have lived. The odors of fruits waft me to my southern home, to my childhood frolics in the peach orchard. Other odors, instantaneous and fleeting, cause my heart to dilate joyously or contract with remembered grief. Even as I think of smells, my nose is full of scents that start to awake sweet memories of summers gone and ripening fields far away.”Helen Keller Since the dawn of time humans have been under the spell of perhaps the most mysterious of the senses – the sense of smell. Our ancestors relied heavily on this gift to find food, detect a predator in the area or alert them of a nearby fire. But on another level, our sense of smell has blessed us with the ability to experience … Read More

Aromatherapy for Healing Pain

What is a aromatherapy? Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils for therapeutic purposes.Essential oils are the plant’s “life blood”, as they protect the plant from infection, attract pollinators, repel harmful predators, and assist the plant in healing and repair. The term aromatherapy is a bit of a misnomer as the essential oils are not used solely by inhaling them. Essential oils are used aromatically (inhaled), topically (applied to the skin),and some use the oils internally (orally, pessaries, douches, suppositories). The use of essential oils has been around for centuries. Pictographs have been found in Egyptian tombs along with vats of expensive oils such as Frankincense. Throughout history and across cultures, the use of essential oils for health purposes has been recorded. Essential oils have many therapeutic properties based on the plant’s chemical components. Commonly essential oils are bactericidal, antiviral, immune supportive, and analgesic. Dr Jean Valnet , a French … Read More


Aromatherapy is a beautiful and powerful form of complementary medicine. It is often used in combination with other holistic therapies such as massage to improve physical, psychological and emotional well-being. When used by a properly trained practitioner, these potent, fragrant oils are known to provide amazing health benefits. Southwest Institute of Healing Arts’ comprehensive 100-hour Aromatherapy course educates students on the fascinating properties of various essential oils, including the differences between true and synthetic substances, methods of extraction, appropriate applications, and how to correctly blend selected oils for desired outcomes. This course can be taken to fulfill part of a primary specialty requirement within degree or diploma programs, enhance your specialized tools as a holistic health practitioner, or to further your own personal growth and development. Some of our Aromatherapy classes are also available online. Graduates earn a Certificate of Excellence showing completion of 100 hours of specialization in the … Read More

TE 146 – Breast Health – Intro

Breast health is a part of every woman's wellness, as well as a way to release the stress held in the pectoral and rhomboid muscles. You will receive an overview of the lymphatic system specific to the breast, as well as demonstrate and practice lymphatic brushing and a lymphatic breast flush protocol. You will deepen your understanding of pectoral anatomy and how to best work with the underlying muscles create neck, back and upper chest relief to provide easy breathing and the release of muscular tension. Additional topics covered include techniques for working with breast implants and scar tissue. Aromatherapy applications are presented. You will discuss how to prepare for possible emotional releases that may be experienced when working directly over the heart chakra. Bring two sheets, lotion, bolster, two small towels. PRERQ: MT 200 SWEDISH OR LICENSED (CEU-NCBTMB) Read More

CB 401 – Mother Touch – Advanced

Learn to meet more of the pregnant client’s expanding needs. Curriculum includes aromatherapy safe for pregnancy, guided imagery and visualization for optimum maternal and fetal well-being, pre-birth parenting and fetal awareness, charting, labor massage techniques, postpartum renewal and more! Invite a pregnant friend to join you for the last 2 hours of class. PREREQ: CB 400 BW (CEU-NCBTMB) Read More

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