Therapeutic Uses of Carrier Oils
5 cpd points - Validated by IPTI

Suitable for massage therapists and aromatherapists who wish to refresh or further their existing knowledge of this therapeutic medium to benefit their clients.

Vegetable oils (so called `carrier oils`) play a far more significant role in massage than many people realise, but unfortunately, some therapists still feel they are of little importance. In fact, to believe this would be a mistake, as they offer a wealth of health-giving benefits. They contain vitamins, essential fatty acids, various antioxidants and phytosterols. Many of them soften and improve the condition of the skin. Some of them are also highly effective in treating irritated, sensitive conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis, as well as helping to reduce wrinkles and scar tissue.

There is a wide range of vegetable oils to choose from, as well as infused or macerated oils such as Calendula or Carrot. The variety of vegetable oils available to a newcomer can seem a little bewildering at first, since there is very little written on this important subject but choosing which ones are for you is not really complicated at all!

Selecting vegetable oils for treatment is simple - you choose the ones with the properties that match your client`s particular requirements. All you need to know are some basic facts about the therapeutic properties, composition and viscosity of vegetable oils, and then choosing becomes so much easier.

This will be a practical, hands-on 1-day workshop where we shall discover the therapeutic benefits of fixed oils and how they can enhance and broaden your existing practice. We will cover:

  • Introduction what is an oil
  • Extraction methods /Organic oils
  • Components of fixed/herbal oils
  • Quality, safety and storage
  • The growth of carrier oils in skin care and body therapies
  • Benefits in skin care and therapeutic uses

  • Creating blends
  • Profile and overview a number of oils, including:
    Sweet Almond, Apricot Kernel, Argan, Avocado, Camellia, Castor, Coconut, Grape Seed, Hazelnut, Hemp, Jojoba, Kukui, Macadamia, Moringa, Olive, Peach Kernel, Ricebran, Rose Hip Seed, Sacha Inchi, Safflower, Sesame, Sunflower, Tamanu, Walnut, Butters: Cocao Butter, Mango Butter, Shea Butter, Macerated Oils: Calendula, Carrot

Join us for an interactive, fun day with demonstration, sampling, blending and group work.

Course fees include:

All class tuition
A comprehensive course manual
An MSCM Certificate of Attendance for your professional portfolio
5 cpd points

Course details


1 Day (10am-5pm)

Sunday (10am-5pm)28 Jul 19

Cost: 95.00 (+VAT)

Payable in full on booking

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Please note - all deposits and course fees are non-refundable.
All transfers are at the discretion of the school and would be subject to an administrative charge of 25.00 (+VAT)