Aromatherapists regularly encounter clients seeking relief from the symptoms of skin conditions. It is no secret that essential oils offer fantastic potential for sufferers of most skin disorders. A large number of skin conditions can be prevented, helped or treated using aromatherapy. The well documented antimicrobial action of essential oils is very helpful in dealing with various problems of the skin.
Did you know?
The effectiveness of some essential oils against MRSA is well documented!
Many essential oils are also well known for their anti-inflammatory activity that can ease the inflammation that accompanies many disorders (e.g. eczema) while some (e.g. lavender) can be used successfully to help in healing (formation of new skin cells) and regeneration of the skin.
Skin problems are often associated with other health conditions such as hormonal imbalance or nervous and emotional problems. As essential oils work on a variety of levels they may be particularly effective for such skin problems – they may act to restore a better frame of mind and to calm negative emotions combating or helping ease underlying issues that often cause `flare ups` (e.g. eczema. psoriasis).
Examples of common skin conditions that seem especially amenable to the use of essential oils are eczema, herpes and fungal infections.
Conventional treatments are not always effective and, in some notable cases, carry severe side-effects, adding to the stress and discomfort already experienced. Aromatherapy is certainly not a cure-all, but it can make a major contribution in the treatment of many skin disorders.
With the growing interest in aromatherapy, it is important that therapists have a sound knowledge of bio-chemical principles and the ability to apply a range of therapeutic possibilities to the management of skin conditions.
This unique one day intensive course will help you understand many skin conditions and will include recipes for dealing with various skin diseases and ailments. There will be demonstrations of the preparation of a number of formulations using a variety of base products, eg ointments. You will also have the opportunity to sample a range of products and ingredients during the course. Some unusual essential oils and vegetable oils specifically relevant to the subject will also be introduced.
During the course you will study the following:
- Specific essential oils, both commonly known and unusual
- Safety issues – skin irritation skin sensitization phototoxicity other safety issues
- We will focus on the following skin conditions and disorders……..
Skin infection – : Bacterial (abscess/boils, acne, hair follicle infection, bacterial dermatitis, skin infection with pus,MRSA) Fungal (Dhobi’s itch, Barber’s rash, athlete’s foot, ringworm) ; Viral (cold sores, shingles,warts) ; Parasitic – scabies and head lice : Inflammatory disorders – eczema (dry & weeping), dermatitis, psoriasis : Wound care – bruises, slow healing wounds, burns, cuts and old scars, sunburn, ulcerations : Hair and nail problems –dandruff, alopecia, infected nails : Childhood skin problems – nappy rash, impetigo : Other – corns/calluses, heat rash, chilblains, cracked skin, stretch marks (prevention and healing), broken capillaries (spider veins)
- For each disorders we will cover–
Recognizing symptoms Understanding the causes Recommended treatments
- We will discuss what to choose as a base (‘carriers’ or ‘vehicles’) for different types of ailments – this may greatly affect the results of the treatment!
Aloe vera Ready bases (paraben, sls free) Specific vegetable oils Ointments Others
- Safety precautions and contra-indications
50 recipes for treating skin conditions
Who Can Atttend
Open to qualified and student aromatherapists
This course will be relevant for you if you are an aromatherapist with a keen interest in developing clinically focused skincare treatments. The training you will receive will add depth and breadth to your existing knowledge and skills, giving you confidence to use these immediately in your practice and to extend the effectiveness and variety of your work. It will also offer you an additional income stream as an aromatherapist.
Recognition by Professional Associations
Widely accepted by most Professional Bodies. If you are not already registered with a Professional Body and would like to do so here are some useful links – ICGT, APNT , CtHA, FHT. For stand alone insurance Balens
The workshop will be largely practical in content and you will be required to wear appropriate clinic workwear for the duration of the course.
Duration: 1 day in total (10.00am-5pm).
Course fees include:
- All class tuition
- A comprehensive course manual
- An MSCM Certificate of Attendance for your professional portfolio
- 5 cpd points
September 2021 - Saturday - 10am - 5pm
Cost: £95.00 (+VAT)