Aromatherapists play an important role in how to identify quality of essential oils, to educate the proper usage and safety guidance. Improper use of essential oils can be dangerous. When you have decided to buy essential oils, please make sure that the seller is a certified aromatherapist.
At present, the aromatherapy system is mainly based on United Kingdom, United States, France and Germany.
British Aromatherapy focuses on safety. IFA (The international Federation of Aromatherapist) with a long history in the Aromatherapy industry, the most influential and the largest number of students in the world. It is the earliest independent aromatherapy alliance in the UK. It was established in 1985 and is headquartered in London. The most distinctive feature of British aromatherapy is massage techniques. Relatively speaking, the content of IFA is wider, strong in practice, and close to the needs of the public. Such as oil blending, emotional assistance, medical supplements, etc. The International Federation of Aromatherapists (IFA) is proud to be the largest and longest standing, single-discipline, body for Aromatherapists to have its register approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) for Health and Social Care. This highly sought-after accreditation take effect from March 2020.
NAHA (National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy) established in 1990. The American Holistic Aromatherapy Association is a continuation of the characteristics of British aromatherapy, with the purpose of improving the education and professional practice standards of aromatherapy. Therefore, it not only trains beginner and advanced aromatherapists, but also wants to promote the concept of true aromatherapy to the general public. Because of its freedom and openness, it has become the largest aromatherapy institution in North America. Its advantage is that it is more suitable for the popularization of aromatherapy, because the fees are not very expensive compared to other schools. Therefore, the knowledge is broad but not deep.
The development of French aromatherapy is more inclined to orthodox medicine. And legal aromatherapist must have orthodox medical qualifications. Essential oils are also sold in pharmacies and need to be used under conscious guidance. In addition, unlike the United Kingdom, there are aromatherapy courses in France, mainly in universities. It belongs to the training content of people with medical background, the school syllabus is basically 2-3 years. Their aromatherapy is already an auxiliary medical treatment in the hospital.
In Germany, people have always kept the tradition of using various medicinal herbs. That’s why when aromatherapy entered Germany relatively late, the local developed rapidly. Aromatherapy is mainly used by doctors and nurses, naturopaths, pharmacists and psychiatrists.
There are many people intend to learn aromatherapy, but there are also many people who look for cheaper fees. Choosing an institution because of price is irrational and many institutions will have a lot of bundled sales for enrollment, such as paying a fee for 3-4 certificates. Learning Aromatherapy is not about taking a lot of certificates, it is a thing that can fulfill your life.