The S.E.E.D. Institute UK

Welcome to Aromatherapy, Ayurveda, Diploma & Post-graduate/CPD Training

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5-day Taster: 'Aromatherapy Massage'

We offer a, popular, 5-day introduction to Aromatherapy Massage ) which is also one of the Modules of our Aromatherapy Diploma Course accredited by the IFPA - The International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists.

We also offer a (5-day Aromatherapy Practical Course) which is also one of the Modules of our Aromatherapy Diploma Course accredited by the IFPA - The International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists.

'What is Aromatherapy Massage?'

Studies commence at 9.30 a.m. and finish at 5.00 p.m.

During an Aromatherapy Massage, essential oils are applied to the skin and worked into the body, using neuromuscular techniques focused upon the nervous system. The massage loosens tight muscles and clears blocked tissue by focusing on control-points in the energy-system.

As the skin responds, the subcutaneous nerves communicate with the internal organs, glands, nerves and circulatory system. The effect may be stimulating or calming - depending upon the types of oils used - also, upon the needs of the individual receiving the treatment.

The oils are compatible with the basic structure of the skin, penetrating it layer by layer - moisturising it, making it more supple and stimulating the production of new cells. The body is, also, beneficially affected by the scent of the essential oils deployed.

The nose contains approximately ten million neurones, which interact with odour-molecules. These are olfactory receptors, which communicate odours to the emotional centre in the brain - otherwise known as the 'limbic system'. This phenomenally active system communicates with other vital areas of the brain, e.g. those related to controlling the heart-rate, blood-pressure, memory, reactions to stress, etc.

The glands, which regulate the release of hormones, also communicate with this limbic system or 'small brain'. As the body is massaged with the powerful oils, each selected for its unique, holistic properties, the psychological, as well as the physiological effects, are astounding. In this manner, the massage acts concurrently on both body and brain, calming 'jangled' nerves and stimulating energy-flow, relieving tension and depression and eliminating toxins, whilst building healthy tissue.

An Aromatherapy massage, then, invokes nothing less than NEW LIFE in the body. As a result, one not only appears and feels younger - but actually becomes as if younger! 'Becoming younger' is not an unfounded, vain claim.

By way of clarification, more must be said, in particular, about the oils. The nature of essential oils allows them to penetrate skin more easily than water or common vegetable oils. How does this happen? Essential oils are 'lipophilic', i.e. easily blended with fats, and human skin comprises fats, as well as other substances. Also, the structure of an essential oil-molecule is smaller than that of the skin, enabling it to enter the skin more easily and, thereby, the blood-circulatory system. The newer cells under the dead surface of the skin are growing and, consequently, require nourishment. The result is that essential oils, appropriately chosen, actually rejuvenate these skin-cells during the process of the massage.

The S.E.E.D. Institute aims to teach not just the practical aspects of Aromatherapy but also the theory that underlies it. Students can thus become capable of both practicing and teaching.

Please note that we offer an Upgrade Course for qualified Aromatherapists who need to upgrade to the standards required by The International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists.

We also run a series of Post-graduate courses for those who already qualified in Aromatherapy or Complementary Medicine - many of which can be attended by lay people.