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Aromatherapy Massage

18th January 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Aromatherapy Massage

Unit Code: HK11CY008

Level:  One

Credit Value: 3

Unit ID: CDC687


Sector: 1.2 Nursing and Subjects and Vocations Allied to Medicine


Purpose and Aim:

To provide underpinning knowledge for aromatherapy massage.


The learner will: The learner can:
1.  Understand safe practice in aromatherapy massage.
1.1 Identify ethical approaches in holistic therapies.
1.2 Identify contraindications to aromatherapy massage.
1.3 Identify the checks to be made before undertaking aromatherapy massage.
2.  Know the background to aromatherapy massage.
2.1 Identify the history of aromatherapy.
2.2 Outline what is meant by a holistic approach to aromatherapy massage.
3.  Know the benefits of aromatherapy massage.
3.1 Identify the benefits of aromatherapy massage.
4.  Know the skills used in aromatherapy.
4.1 Identify skills needed to perform aromatherapy.
5.  Be able to carry out an aromatherapy massage.
5.1 Select essential oils which have been blended to meet the needs of an individual.
5.2 In a simulated setting, carry out an aromatherapy massage.


Assessment Methods:

There is no assessment information available for this unit. Assessments used should be fit for purpose for the unit and learners, and generate evidence of achievement for all the assessment criteria.

Assessment Information:

AC1.1 Ethical approaches will include the following:

  • Health and safety of self
  • Health and safety of others
  • Safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults
  • Hygiene and minimising the spread of infections
  • Confidentiality and data protection
  • Dignity
  • Respecting equality and diversity.

AC1.2 A minimum of four contraindications must be given.

AC3.1 A minimum of four benefits must be given.

Assessment of 5.2 must only take place in a supervised classroom setting.

Other Mappings:

LO 4.0 mapped to p8 (SFHCNH4 Provide Aromatherapy to clients).

AC 4.1 mapped to p1.4, p1.5, p1.8 (SKABT09B24 Carry out massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oils).

Assessor Requirements:

Assessors of this unit must be occupationally competent practitioners of aromatherapy whose qualifications are recognised by the CNHC for voluntary registration purposes, and which meet the standards set  by recognised  professional bodies, in this case the FHT.


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18th January 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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