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Aromatherapy uses concentrated plant oils, usually administered in massage, water or by inhalation. When you smell the aromas, chemicals in the oils pass to the lungs and round the body and have various physical and emotional effects. Many oils should not be used when pregnant or breastfeeding.

Regular antenatal aromatherapy or massage has been shown to ease labour pain, reduce stress hormones and increase birth hormones. Many maternity units now offer aromatherapy for childbirth.

For an information leaflet on Aromatherapy in pregnancy see our shop.

Who teaches our aromatherapy courses?

Denise Tiran is the leading authority on midwifery aromatherapy. Her Masters research on the safety of pregnancy aromatherapy led to her developing an aromatherapy degree at the University of Greenwich. She has taught over 2000 midwives, in the UK and overseas and has assisted over 40 maternity units to introduce aromatherapy in the NHS. Denise is author of Aromatherapy in Midwifery Practice (2016) and Complementary Therapies in Maternity Care, an evidence-based approach (2018).
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What’s different about Expectancy’s aromatherapy course for midwives?

This is the definitive course, from an international expert with over 25 years’ experience of teaching aromatherapy to midwives. The course enables you to implement aromatherapy in the NHS within the parameters of midwifery registration, the NMC Code and institutional use. We combine enjoyable practical work with serious academic and professional debate on safety, accountability and evidence-based practice.

Our Aromatherapy and Massage in Midwifery courses

Our 2-day Introduction to Aromatherapy in Midwifery course prepares you to introduce aromatherapy in the NHS, or in private practice within our Licensed Consultancy scheme.

The 2-day Advanced Aromatherapy add-on course covers additional oils, aromatherapy research and pharmacology.

Our 2-day Introduction to Massage course prepares you to use basic massage techniques for expectant, labouring or newly-birthed mothers.

On the 2-day Advanced Massage add-on course you will learn full body massage for antenatal and postnatal women.

In-house aromatherapy courses: the Introduction to Aromatherapy in Midwifery course can be delivered in your own maternity unit or university, in the UK and overseas.

Due to overwhelming demand we are offering another 2-day Introduction to Aromatherapy in Midwifery Practice course on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May 2018 in Shoreditch, north London: £102 including VAT. 

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All our study days are held at weekends in Shoreditch, north London

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