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Online Courses

Advanced Anatomy and Massage: The Neck

Neck pain is one of the main reasons people turn to massage and bodywork.

Your ability to efficiently evaluate common conditions and effectively relieve neck pain will support the health of your clients and your practice. Packed with instructional videos and diagrams, this class will bring you clarity and confidence when confronting issues of the cervical spine.

 

 

Aromatherapy Certification Program Online

Aromatherapy Certification

The Online 235-hour ACP (Aromatherapy Certification Program) allows students to become professionally qualified in the therapeutic uses of essential oils through Aromahead Institute. Our exclusive digital curriculum includes an online textbook and references, access to exclusive videos, case study assignments, and dozens of blending activities.

During this online course, you will:

  • Become qualified in the safe and therapeutic use of essential oils.
  • Build a strong foundation for a career in aromatherapy, or to compliment an existing practice.
  • Learn to confidently consult with clients and evaluate which essential oil is appropriate for a given situation, and more.

The Aromahead version of distance education goes above and beyond the standard for online learning. Our curriculum includes activities and videos, as well as meticulously crafted directions for case studies that will enhance your experience and intuition as an aromatherapist.

Aromatherapy For Natural Living

Discover the art of blending essential oils to create natural remedies for your family!

This 36-hour blending course is designed especially for people wanting to learn how to use essential oils and natural products to safely address common issues affecting babies, children and adults alike. 

You will have the immediate satisfaction of creating practical and luxurious aromatherapy essentials beginning with basic tools found in most home kitchens.

Andrea will teach you how to make your lives healthier by replacing cleaning supplies with affordable, nontoxic alternatives you create yourself and making your own body care products such as cream, lip balm and bath salts.

How Does the Course Work?

This active, self-paced class introduces the fundamentals of aromatherapy and quickly immerses you into the process of creating practical remedies and products for your home and family.

Lessons are taught through a series of step-by-step videos and activities. Engaging reading materials prepared in Andrea’s thoughtful, good-humored style steadily guide you through each course milestone.

Click Learn More for a sampling of the products you will learn to create with Andrea’s expert guidance!

Introduction to Alternative Medicine

Alternative Medicine Class

Curious about the diverse world of Alternative Medicine? Aromahead Institute’s 10-hour Introduction to Alternative Medicine offers an overview of some of the top current Alternative Medicine practices in the United States, including:

  • Chinese Medicine and Herbology.
  • Aromatherapy and Massage Therapy.
  • Homeopathy and Cell Salts.
  • Flower Essences, and more.

Learn how to use a variety of simple, natural remedies for common ailments such as headaches, upset stomach, minor skin rashes, muscle and joint pain, insect bites, minor sunburn and more. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create their own alternative medicine chest.

Introduction to Meridian Massage

Learn how to affect the Qi of the meridians and points with simple hands-on techniques.

Explore common points to reduce stress, pain and anxiety in order to support overall health.  Based on theories of Yin and Yang, Qi, and the 5 Elements of Chinese Medicine, Meridian Massage is an effective method for harmonizing the body-mind-spirit.

16 CEU's for Fl and NY Massage Therapists

Advanced Graduate Program Online

Take your knowledge of essential oils to the next level to better understand safe application, chemical properties, research reports, and to navigate confidently in clinical environments. During this exciting 125-hour professional-level program, you will learn the chemistry, aromas and therapeutic uses of over 30 essential oils.

The curriculum includes the advanced study of more than 25 specific essential oil components, their structures and therapeutic behaviors.

In this class, you will:

  • Study the chemical families, and the genus, species and chemotype of each oil.
  • Learn about a range of more exotic essential oils, not commonly referenced.
  • Learn to understand GC/MS reports, advanced research, and more.

You’ll also receive FREE access to an advanced database of researched essential oil components and their therapeutic properties, developed by Andrea Butje and edited by Robert Tisserand.

Aromatherapy for Massage Therapists

This 36-hour Aromatherapy for Massage Therapists provides a comprehensive and exciting foundation for the use of essential oils in your bodywork practice. This class is designed for practicing massage therapists with no previous aromatherapy training.

Are you a Massage Therapist wanting to use essential oils? Do you want to grow your practice?

Gain proficiency in a core set of 20 essential oils taught by Andrea Butje, co-founder of the Finger Lakes School of Massage, and founder of Aromahead Institute. 

Learn the dynamics of olfaction, the CNS, and the stress response in practical, accessible language taught by Cindy Black, L.Ac, co-founder of the Finger Lakes School of Massage, and founder of Meridian Massage Institute.

Enjoy 12 exclusive videos featuring Andrea Butje demonstrating blending approaches and techniques! 

Upon completion of this class, you will be able to:

  • Grow your practice by adding Aromatherapy to your services
  • Create aromatic therapeutic products designed specifically for your client's concerns.
  • Reduce chronic and acute muscle pain and inflammation.
  • Understand how aromatherapy and massage profoundly affect the central nervous system. 

CEU’s: This program is approved for Massage Therapy in New York and Florida for 36 hours.

By taking this class, you benefit directly from Andrea and Cindy's decades of practice and study of massage therapy and aromatherapy. As with all of their classes, Aromatherapy for Massage Therapists is comprehensive, cutting edge and fun! 

Body Butters and Lip Balms

Aromahead’s popular, fun and accessible 14-hour Body Butters and Lip Balms class! Learn to work with carrier oils and body butters to create a variety of therapeutic body care products. Andrea walks you through the process of blending shea butter, cocoa butter, kombo butter, kpangnan butter, coconut oil and more.

  • Create body butters, lip balms, deodorant sticks and more.
  • Learn to blend proven recipes and your own original creations.

No previous understanding of aromatherapy or essential oils is required to complete this course and begin blending. It’s perfect for beginners as well as practicing aromatherapists looking to improve their body butter blending techniques.

Online Component Blending

The 28-hour component blending class includes an in-depth study of the chemistry, therapeutic uses, and blending techniques for 15 different pine, spruce and fir essential oil species.

  • Learn the evidence-based medicinal properties of the main components within the oils.
  • Blend many wonderful recipes, including melt-and-pour bar soap and a rich body cream.
  • Get unlimited access to exclusive video tutorials, course materials and more.

Perfect for those looking to deepen their understanding of chemistry as it relates to aromatherapy.

Building Web Presence

Wondering how to build a successful business presence online? Our 21-hour Building Web Presence class gives you the foundation to grow your business using online marketing tools.

  • Learn to have fun while marketing yourself through social media.
  • Discover the best ways to build an active, popular blog.
  • Support your business with a professional website.

This beginner-friendly class starts with the very basics, introducing you to tools that Andrea and Cindy have found instrumental through their years of developing successful websites. You’ll work as a team with your fellow students, becoming part of a supportive online community.

Viruses and the Immune System

Get to know viruses—how they live, how they affect human physiology, and how the immune system responds to them—in this 21-hour class.

  • Learn natural, holistic methods for intervening in chronic and acute infections.
  • Use the right essential oil treatments by thinking holistically about the client’s case.
  • Nourish and protect Vital Energy.
  • Prevent viral spread, and support health for those with long-term immune deficiency problems.

A model of Holistic Approaches for treating viral infections is presented in order to support practitioners in their work with clients. This model helps clinicians find creative and appropriate essential oil treatments by thinking holistically about the unique individuals in need of healing.

Introduction to Essential Oils

Enjoy our FREE Introduction to using essential oils! Learn how to use essential oils in your daily life and make wonderful blends for family and friends! 

Course Overview

  • Create a variety of therapeutic products, like body butters, lips balms, massage oils and more.
  • Learn how to use essential oils safely.
  • Build a solid foundation for your continued use and study of essential oils.
This course offers everything you need to know to get started in aromatherapy. You may begin the moment you register.
 

Anatomy and Physiology for ACP

Anatomy & PhysiologyOur beginner friendly 76-hour Anatomy and Physiology Self-Study Course is tailored specifically for students of Aromahead Institute's Aromatherapy Certification Program.  However, it is also of great use to anyone interested in a fun, dynamic introduction to Anatomy.

Let the wonders of the human body unfold as you learn at your own pace. Students engage in a series of interactive lessons and links to diverse educational resources on the web.

In-Person Courses

Aromatherapy Certification Program

Aromatherapy Certification

The Aromatherapy Certification Program is currently offered as an online class. To learn more about our dynamic online Aromatherapy Certification, please visit this link.

The intensive hands-on 15-day ACP (Aromatherapy Certification Program) is taught in three 5-day segments, over 3 months. The program allows students to become professionally qualified in the therapeutic uses of essential oils. Students learn to confidently work with over 60 essential oils.

During this course, you will:

  • Become qualified in the safe and therapeutic use of essential oils.
  • Build a strong foundation for a career in aromatherapy, or to compliment an existing practice.
  • Create and take home over $700 worth of products, including first aid kits, body butters and salves.
  • Learn to confidently consult with clients and evaluate which essential oil is appropriate for a given situation, and more.

This is an entry-level class. No previous aromatherapy training is required. Our graduates have gone on to create essential oil retail businesses, web retail stores, therapeutic product lines and consultation services. Students learn through a fun and intensive curriculum in a natural, casual setting.

Advanced Graduate Program

Learn essential oil chemistry and have fun at the same time! During this exciting professional-level program we will explore the chemistry, aromas and therapeutic uses of over 30 essential oils. We’ll go deep into an advanced study of more than 25 specific essential oil components, their structures and therapeutic behaviors.

In this class, you will:

  • Study the chemical families, and the genus, species and chemotype of each oil.
  • Learn about a range of more exotic essential oils, not commonly referenced.
  • Learn to understand GC/MS reports and look at advanced research.
  • Take your knowledge of essential oils to the next level to better understand safe application, chemical properties, research reports, and to blend confidently in clinical environments.

You also get one year of FREE access to an advanced database of researched essential oil components and their therapeutic properties developed by Andrea Butje and edited by Robert Tisserand.

 

Component Blending

In celebration of Botanica2014: Special Discount! Normally $450, now $375
Save $75 until September 9th! 

Blending with Pine, Spruce, Fir and Helichrysum!

Component Blending takes place over a 3-day weekend and includes an in-depth study of the chemistry, therapeutic uses, and blending techniques for a wide selection of conifer (pine, spruce and fir) and helichrysum essential oil species.

Spend three days in the aroma of a pine forest! Learn to make your own cream, bar soap, resin incense and a cardamom salt butter scrub!

Course Overview

  • Learn an easy and practical approach to essential oil chemistry
  • Spend 3 days blending with organic and wildcrafted pine, spruce
    and fir essential oils
  • Make your own cream, bar soap, resin incense and a cardamom salt butter scrub
  • Learn the component blending approach to creating medicinal body-care products
  • Extra class bonus: study 5 different helichrysum oils

Teacher Training

Teacher TrainingAromahead Institute's 5-Day Teacher Training Program offers Aromatherapists the opportunity to study dynamic and effective teaching methods for facilitating Aromatherapy classes

Learn to:

  • Develop professional curriculum.
  • Track and understand teaching expenses and income.
  • Make teaching a significant part of your work with essential oils.

You will finish this course with the tools and knowledge required to begin teaching 1, 2 and 3 hour classes and 1 and 2-Day Aromatherapy Workshops. Additionally you are granted copyright permission for the use of the Aromahead Institute's 2 day student manual in your own classes.

Andrea has been training teachers since 1995. Her inspired approach to teaching and creating community is changing the aromatherapy educational paradigm.