Arthritis and Aromatherapy: E-Learning

About Course

CPD – 6 points (IFPA) / 5 points (FHT)

How can we be effective in our treatments for this client group?

With an increasingly ageing population, it is probable that therapists will encounter more clients with this painful and debilitating condition. How can we be effective in our treatments for this client group?  This informative course gives the therapist the opportunity to look at gout, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, medications that may have been prescribed, diet and other lifestyle issues that can affect these conditions.

We examine how aromatherapy can help by looking at the presenting symptoms of the client, and then how to select appropriate essential and carrier oils. Methods and mediums of application are explored and there will be an opportunity to blend oils for specific cases.

What Will I Learn?

  • Types of Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gout
  • Injury-caused Arthritis
  • Auto-immune Arthritis
  • Treatments for Arthritis
  • Medications
  • Lifestyle changes & Diet
  • Choosing Essential Oils & Carrier Oils
  • Methods of Use
  • Joint Problems


  • A qualification in Anatomy and Physiology
  • An aromatherapy qualification to PPA standards


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Course Content

Arthritis and Aromatherapy

  • Introduction
  • Definition of Arthritis
  • Types of Arthritis
  • Treatments
  • Aromatherapy
  • Fifteen Essential Oils for Treatment of Arthritis
  • Carrier Oils
  • Methods of Use
  • Arthritis and Aromatherapy Quiz

Arthritis and Aromatherapy: Homework & Assignments

Arthritis and Aromatherapy: Appendix

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