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Posted Jul 6 2010 2:33PM

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Aromatherapy Qualifications

Hello all, I hope that someone will be knowledgable and be able to help me with a question I can't seem to find the answer to.

I am currently thinking about studying for an ITEC Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology and an ITEC Aromatherapy from September.

As a mother, I wonder if for some of the case studies, would I be able to practise on my children? Or must the case studies all be adults?
Colin Tomlinson
Jul 10 2010 12:51PM
Why ever not? You may well treat children once qualified. However I'd ensure most of your case studies are adults (16+), since this is likely to be the majority of your client base once qualified.
Dawn Spragg
Jul 12 2010 11:10PM
Firstly well done you for taking the first step on the path to a new life for you and your family.
As a lecturer in ITEC I have to advise you that all case studies have to be done on persons over the age of 16 years . But you will be taught how to practice on younger age groups so you can enjoy the experience of your new found therapy with your children. My daughter is now 10 years and I have massaged her since she was a baby and not only is she the most chilled laid back child I know she who also thinks that she has the coolest mum in the world.
Can I also suggest that maybe you do you’re ITEC Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology and Massage first before your aromatherapy. It a little like doing your doctorate before deciding on your specialisum
It’s a big ask to do the lot in one year they are not easy courses and there is a lot to learn especially with young children around you may feel swamped . Once you have the ITEC Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology and Massage under your belt you will feel more equipped to tackle the Aromatherapy or you can choose to specialise in another field if you prefer, such as reflex or Indian head . Just some friendly advice.

Good luck and enjoy
Where are you training I teach in Merton / Wimbledon SW London

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