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Level 4 International Federation of Aromatherapy Diploma

Level 4

International Federation of Aromatherapy Diploma Course

The comprehensive Aromatherapy Massage Diploma course is designed so that you can become qualified in the art of Massage using essential (aromatherapy) oils. This will enhance any treatment AND after you qualify you will be a professional aromatherapist who can also give a massage. 

Course Snapshot

  • You will qualify as a Level 3 Massage therapist three months into the course and can start practicing!  
  • The indepth journey to become an Aromatherapist continues with the bonus of being able to earn while you learn
  • Safely make therapeutic blends using 60 individual essential oils and 30 fixed/carrier oils
  • Deliver an Aromatherapy full body massage treatment.

  • Understand the benefits and contraindications to Aromatherapy Massage, including the hazards and toxicity of essential oils

  • Understand the chemistry of both aromatic and carrier/vegetable oils

  • Understand the history and origins of Aromatherapy Massage

  • Understand how the oils are absorbed by the body and how the sense of smell works

  • Appreciate how aromatic plants are cultivated, how essential oils are extracted and how they can subsequently be adulterated

  • Understand the pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and therapeutic properties of both essential oils and carrier oils

  • Understand the botany and botanical origins of aromatic plants

  • Understand the latest research into the effectiveness of both Aromatherapy and Massage

  • How to apply essential oils using methods other than massage

  • Undertake 60 case study treatments

  • Undertake homework in your own time - including assignments, case studies (as above), a Research Project (approx 500 words based on existing research, ie you do not need to conduct your own research trial), a Business Plan and a Reflective Journal. Estimated home study time is 430 hours over the year (this includes A&P)

  • Learn how to set up and run a successful business.

  • We don’t just want you to be a great Aromatherapist, we want you to be a successful Aromatherapist!


  • More detail

    Combine learning a professional massage with the added benefit of becoming a professional aromatherapist who can safely blend 60 powerful and fragrant oils (called a prescription/recipe) to treat a wide range of physical and emotional problems – so you will have a choice to personalize each massage to your client by either giving them a massage or an aromatherapy massage (different prices)

    You can use this unique blend on your client when you massage with the added bonus of being able to give (or sell to) your client this same recipe in creams, lotions and oil bases to take home to use in between treatments to help with:

    • Stress and anxiety related problems
    • Muscular and rheumatic pains
    • Digestive disorders
    • PMT and menopausal complaints
    • Skin problems, and many more......

    Acupressure and lymphatic drainage techniques are included in the massage to aid toxin removal and deeper relaxation.

    There is a practical exam at the end of the course with an IFA examiner overseeeing the whole class and admiring your newly gained professionalism!

    Marketing and Advertising are an important part of the course - we want you to succeed in business when you graduate

    Anatomy & Physiology is included - a separate Massage qualification is included

    Students wishing to have the best training  in Aromatherapy start here - you will join the IFA in order to qualify in Level 4/5 Aromatherapy with the International Federation of Aromatherapists.