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CIDESCO Post Graduate Aromatherapy Diploma

A. Introduction

Introduction to Aromatherapy

B. Theory

  • Definition and History of Aromatherapy
  • List of prescribed essential oils*
  • Base and Carrier oils)
  • Essential oil blends
  • Basic essential oil chemistry
  • Psychological and physiological effects of essential oils
  • Essential oil absorption methods
  • Essential oil pathway
  • Contra-indications to essential oil use
  • Essential oil safety
  • Incorporation of essential oils in ancillary use
  • Anatomy and physiology

C. Case Histories

Introduction to Case Histories

D. Practical

  • Professional Ethics pertaining to Aromatherapy practice
  • Client care and safety
  • Work station preparation
  • Consultation procedure
  • Consultation sheet
  • Pre-treatment cleansing of face and body
  • Aromatherapy massage for the face and body
  • Massage sequence for face, neck and decollete
  • Client aftercare and homecare advice
  • Essential oil treatment application options

E. Examination

  • Theory Examination
    The theory examination consists of 100 Multiple Choice
    Questions (MCQ).
  • Practical Examination
    The student is required to provide documented proof of six (6)
    Case Histories. Each study must comprise a minimum of four (4)
    practical treatment sessions of not less than 1 hour and 30
    minutes duration per treatment.

D. Sample Multiple Choice Questions

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