Vegetable oils (also known as carrier oils or fixed 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 are 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.
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 of 12 oils, including infused oils:
- Fractionated Coconut;
- Sweet Almond
- St Johns Wort
- Plus and introduction to many more
Join us for an interactive, fun day with demonstration, sampling, blending and group work.
Who Can Attend?
Anyone can attend this unique and interesting day. It is particularly suitable for massage therapists and aromatherapists who wish to refresh or further their existing knowledge of this therapeutic medium, to benefit their clients.
Recognition by Professional Associations:
Validated by IPTI – (Independent Professional Therapists International) and widely accepted by most Professional Bodies
Duration: 1 day
Course fees include:
~ All class tuition
~ A comprehensive course manual
~ An MSCM Certificate of Attendance for your professional portfolio
~ 5 cpd points
Course DatesPlease 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)