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ITEC Diploma in Aromatherapy Treatments & Massage

ITEC approved college

This course is for those who wish to work as a Professional Aromatherapist.

The Aromatherapy course covering the ITEC Diploma in Aromatherapy, ITEC Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology, ITEC Certificate in Business, Professional Conduct & Business Awareness, Green Tara College Energy Management and Awareness Certificate and a specific type of massage for Aromatherapy application. Please note this massage is different to general Swedish Holistic Massage and is more based on lymphatic drainage strokes.

June 2024 – December 2024 – Course Fee €1,790
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“I really enjoyed every aspect of this course. The teachers at Green Tara are passionate about holistic therapies and were very supportive throughout the course and in preparation for exams. The energy management module was fantastic and gave really useful tips to use in our daily lives. The aromatherapy module was really interesting and thoroughly enjoyed this too. The course was flexible and it was possible to complete exams at a later date if needed which I really appreciated. It was great having the theory via zoom so I only had to travel in for practical from Kerry.  Thanks to all at Green Tara!” Anne Marie-Kerry

The course covers Aromatherapy and the holistic field in-depth, together with personal development to enable you to work as a professional Aromatherapist and Aromatherapy Massage Therapist. Business and marketing skills are also included so you can become fully equipped to earn a living within the Holistic Health Field. The aim of this course is to train you to a very high level.

By the end of this course you will have an extremely detailed and broad knowledge of Massage and Aromatherapy. You will be fully capable and confident of entering the world of the Professional Aromatherapist and Aromatherapy Massage Practitioner with confidence and expertise.

At Green Tara College we teach from a holistic basis – including meditation at each class. We learn to energetically connect with the essential oils and clients in a safe, healing and nurturing environment. We seek to encourage your intuition and connection with the energy of each oil and your intuition regarding your aromatherapy treatment for your clients. Thus your treatment will have the added ‘feel’ and benefit of being a true holistic healing experience.

Course Content & Structure

The course consists of four modules:

  1. Practical Aromatherapy & Theory, including case studies, examination and preparation classes
  2. Holistic & Spiritual approach – energy management & awareness
  3. Anatomy & Physiology
  4. Business & Client Care

Aromatherapy Module

  • History of Aromatherapy
  • Study of 42 Pure Essential Oils to include properties of each oil
  • Source and extraction of each oil/Chemical Composition of each oil
  • Blending of oils
  • 40 Hours of Case Histories (10 clients treated 4 times)
  • Hands on Aromatherapy Massage with in-depth practical training
  • Contraindications and considerations in the use of Aromatherapy
  • Benefits including principles and benefits
  • Common ailments and contraindications/Client Care
  • Exploring and understanding the Holistic Approach

Energy Management & Awareness Module

Students will become aware of energy and how it works in our everyday life, as well as the philosophies and practices of working as an Energetic Practitioner. You will learn how to build and preserve your own energy so they are not exhausted after giving a treatment.

Subjects Covered  

  • What is energy and understanding energy
  • Correct breathing, breath and energy
  • Why we need protection
  • Techniques for protection
  • Techniques to increase the therapist’s energy and energy ability
  • The mind and energy
  • Room clearance
  • Room blessing
  • House clearance
  • House blessing
  • Helping the clients to heal through energy
  • Increasing the effect of the treatment incorporating subtle energy techniques
  • Working with guides and angels for protection
  • Attracting all that is good and beautiful
  • Techniques for dealing with negative and psychic attack
  • Manifesting with energy
  • Creating a safe energetic space to work in
  • Dealing with ‘heavy energy’ clients
  • Grounding
  • Grounding in your everyday life
  • Grounding during your treatment
  • Protecting the client
  • Grounding the client
  • Bringing healing to the client

Academic Awards

  • ITEC Diploma in Aromatherapy – Level 3 UK
  • ITEC Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology – Level 3 UK
  • ITEC Certificate in Professional Conduct & Business Awareness – Certificate of achievement
  • Green Tara Certificate in Energy Management & Awareness – Free course

Upon successful completion of all the Modules you will carry the internationally recognized ITEC Aromatherapy qualification which enables you to carry out a full or practical body Aromatherapy massage and to work as an Aromatherapist.  This means that you will be working as a Holistic Therapist – you can join Professional Associations and gain Practitioner Insurance. As the practitioner, you will have acquired the skills to communicate and facilitate the client in consultation. You will have an ingrained knowledge of energy management. If this is your first Diploma, you will be able to easily add many other holistic therapy qualifications as you will hold an Irish and internationally recognized Holistic Therapy qualification – which means you can travel anywhere in the world with it.

Equipment – Oils & equipment required for Aromatherapy

The College will provide all necessary teaching equipment.
The equipment that you will need is minimal and includes:

  • Large ring binder folder to hold A4 Sheets
  • Clip Board
  • Hair ties/ hair band/boots antiseptic wipes – blue pack in first aid department
  • Hand Gel (antiseptic), Dettol or Lidl Equipment wipes (for all classes)
  • No jewellery except wedding band (practical massage only)
  • 2 Large Plain Black Bath Sheet Towels, 3 hand towels – all plain Black for exam (any colour for class)
  • Massage table cover – available to buy from Green Tara College
  • Professional Therapist Uniform to be worn to all classes – all black trousers with a crease & appropriate length, professional therapist black tunic, fully covered low heeled shoes, black socks
  • An Email address and access to the internet
  • Books -An Introduction to Aromatherapy by Louise Tucker
  • An Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology by Louise Tucker

Qualification Requirements for Students to be Awarded Certificates

Certificates will be awarded together and cannot be awarded until all modules are successfully completed.

  • Completion and submission of 40 hours of Case Studies (10 people x 4 treatments)
  • One-hour multiple choice ITEC examination paper in Aromatherapy & Massage
  • One-hour multiple choice ITEC examination paper in Anatomy & Physiology (unless you are already exempt)
  • One-hour multiple choice ITEC examination paper – ITEC Professional Conduct & Business Awareness (unless you are already exempt)
  • One-hour practical Aromatherapy massage – including a short oral examination
  • Successful completion of Energy Management & Awareness module (14 hours) – internal assessment
  • Continual Assessment of Course Work
  • Various College assignments throughout the year

The compulsory modules for this Diploma (unless exempt) are Aromatherapy Massage, Energy Management & Client Care, Professional Conduct & Business Awareness, College Assignments. Certificates will not be awarded until all modules are completed.

Enrolment and Entry Qualifications

  • Students must have a caring and helpful disposition with a desire to learn about the Holistic Field
  • Be dedicated to their own personal growth and well being
  • Have an acceptable knowledge & capability  of written and oral English
  • Completed Student Consultation Card (Confidential)
  • Completed Application Form (Confidential)
  • Course Deposit – (non-refundable) to reserve a definite place
  • Examination Fee: (Non refundable) paid as part of the deposit
  • Agree to follow the College & ITEC Code of Ethics
  • Signed College Contract of Conditions
  • Places are awarded following a College Interview via telephone or face to face.

(If you are travelling a distance you can take pre-approved anatomy course online and sit the exams with Green Tara)


Dates ITEC Aromatherapy: June 2024-December 2024

Aromatherapy Theory Module : Via Zoom – 10:00am – 5:00pm
June:22 (Saturday)/ July: 27 (Saturday) / August:24 (Saturday)/
September:21 (Saturday) / October: 05 (Saturday) / November:16 (Saturday)

Massage Theory & Practical Module: In-House:  10:00am – 6:00pm

June: 29 (Saturday) – Induction day 9am-6pn – ZOOM
July: 20 (Saturday) – theory & practical – in house
August: 31 (Saturday) – theory & practical – in house
September: 21 (Saturday) – theory & practical – in house
October: 19 (Saturday) – theory & practical – in house
November: 09 (Saturday) – theory & practical – in house
December: 01 (Sunday) – ITEC pre-assessments – in house
December: 07 (Saturday) – ITEC theory exam – in house
December: 08 (Sunday) – ITEC practical exam – in house


Anatomy Module  – via zoom live classes or online self study
May 26 – (Sunday 9am-6pm) Introduction to A&P, Cells & Tissues, Skin
June 23 – (Sunday – 9am-6pm) Skeletal, Muscular, Cardiovascular
July 28 – (Sunday – 9am-6pm) Lymphatic, Nervous, Eyes & Ears, Endocrine
August 11 – (Sunday – 9am-6pm) Reproductive, Digestive, Respiratory, Urinary

Energy Management & Energetic applications of your therapy – via zoom
Completely compulsory you must take this module in order to sit examinations and be available for the full two days-September 2024: Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 (9.30am-6pm)

Professionalism & Legality for the Holistic therapist- via zoom
October 2024: Friday 11 (6-10pm) & Saturday 12 (9.00am-6.00pm)

ITEC Final Assessments  December 2024
December: Sunday 01 & Saturday 07 (theory) & Sunday 08 (practicals)


Diploma in Aromatherapy Oils

If you just want to learn Aromatherapy, without massage, see our Diploma in Aromatherapy

You may wish to study the oils to a professional level without wanting to learn the massage. Green Tara offers this Diploma. You will take the theory part of the classes which is in the mornings and take an assessment paper at the end of the year. There are some assignments throughout the year. You will be eligible to gain insurance for the practice of Aromatherapy and to use it with your other therapies. You will cover in-depth theory.

Option 1  (€1395.00 + exam fee of €195.00) you must hold Anatomy for this option

Professional Awards:
  • ITEC Diploma in Aromatherapy & Aromatherapy Massage – Level 3 International
  • Green Tara College Certificate in Energy Management – Free course
    (Please note: you must hold approved certificates in Anatomy & Business  for the above option

Option 2-  (€1595.00 + €195.00 exam fee)

Professional Awards:
  • ITEC Diploma in Aromatherapy – Level 3 International
  • ITEC Diploma in  Anatomy & Physiology – Level 3 International
  • ITEC Professional Conduct & Business Awareness – International
  • Green Tara College Certificate in Energy Management – Free course
  • Green Tara College Diplomas in Holistic Aromatherapy & Aromatherapy, Massage, and Anatomy

Option 3

Green Tara College Diploma in Essential oils & their application – special offer €595.00 -normally €745.00

  • Aromatherapy Theory Diploma – Essential Oils & their application, includes theory & applying oils

Option 4
Time Management Option

If you are short of time remember that you could start with the  Anatomy & Physiology Diploma  on its own or combine it with the  Energy Management and/or  Business. You can take the modules individually, which helps with your time management.

About Your Teacher

Eileen Smyth

Eileen Smyth

Eileen has been practicing aromatherapy since 2014.  She is deeply passionate about aromatherapy, the healing properties of essential oils and how they can enhance peoples lives.

Eileen’s interest stems from her childhood passion of aromas. She noticed that when walking in the forests, being beside the lakes and fields, the aromas of nature improved her well-being.  A walk in the forest with the aromas, especially pine, would uplift the mood, revitalizing the senses and, as she often says, healing, mind, body and soul.  She truly believes aromas help to transform moods and assist the healing process.

Her passion was reawakened in 2013 when she was challenged with life-changing circumstances and she became fully immersed in aromatherapy as a healing journey. Eileen joined Green Tara as a student and became fully qualified by taking the ITEC Aromatherapy Diploma, as well as Reiki, Anatomy and Physiology, Indian Head Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Energy Management and the Teacher Diploma.  It was during this process that Eileen decided she was going to teach Aromatherapy and was delighted to be given the opportunity at Green Tara, which has been a huge part of her Aromatherapy journey.

Eileen loves to keep exploring and developing, keeping her passion alive by working at home experimenting with the oils to create healing balms, creams, massage oils and aromas to compliment healing.  Eileen loves to do nothing other than explain the synergy of gifts of nature and how they impart their therapeutic values.  She loves to encourage people to follow their passion and share her knowledge and empower and inspire students to achieve their full potential.


How do I book a place?

In order to book a place please REGISTER by clicking the REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE button.

You can check your booking, then click PROCEED TO CHECKOUT. 

Methods of payment

  • Card  –  via the website.
  • Paypal – if you have a Paypal account.  Paypal will also let you make a card payment without a Paypal account.
  • Google Pay – if you are currently logged into your Google or Gmail account, this option will be offered to you.
  • Apple Pay – if you have an Apple account, this option will be offered to you.
    A place on the course cannot be guaranteed without payment.
  • If you are booking a course less than 21 days before the course starts you must pay the deposit and balance fee together at the checkout


You can pay in dollars, Euros or pounds.  The website will automatically convert prices into your local currency.  You can also change currency with the button on the bottom left of the webpage.

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Learn the full ITEC syllabus and content for €1595.00 +195.00 exam fee
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You can either aim to finish and qualify by December  2024 or April 2025.  You can also take the option of finishing the anatomy in December and taking the exams then or in April. It is very flexible.

You will finish the Aromatherapy up to December then have time to work on the case study and practice the massage. You will submit work to us and we will give feedback,  We will work out then review classes for April/March for the exam preparation review (which you will have completed  in December).