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.
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. We also offer a 2-day Advanced Aromatherapy follow-on course.
Our 2-day Introduction to Massage course prepares you to perform full body massage and to treat specific discomforts in pregnancy and the postnatal period.
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.
Aromatherapy in Midwifery course - 20th and 21st October 2018 FULL.
Aromatherapy in Midwifery course - 19th and 20th January 2019 Fees £100 + VAT (£120).
Introduction to Massage course 17th and 18th November 2018 FULL
introduction to Massage course 23rd and 24th February 2019 - fees £372
In-houses courses: If you are interested in having a course in your own unit, please contact us now - very few dates left for 2019.