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Massage Courses

Enjoy discovering the therapeutic and relaxing effects of essentials oils in this informative workshop

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Aromatherapy for Beginners | Introduction to Aromatherapy Workshop

Enjoy discovering the therapeutic and relaxing effects of essentials oils.

This one day workshop is designed to give you an insight into the uses and discover the delights of aromatherapy, to use with family and introduce you to the possibility of taking a longer accredited course.

We do not offer an accredited course for Aromatherapy as this is one of our introduction workshops, however often the tutor will be able to recommend further training after this workshop if you wish to gain a qualification.

It includes the pharmacologic properties of the carrier and essential oils and how they can be used and applied to assist with a variety of conditions. A fun workshop giving you valuable information on a fascinating subject.

All course information is easy to find right here

You can find the full course description, times and price on this page - For venues and dates on offer, when ready simply click on the purple view dates or book now button.

On this course you will learn

Essential oils can be calming and rejuvenating and assist with digestion, painful muscles and joints, as well as stimulating the immune system. Some oils are excellent for respiratory conditions and act as expectorants, antiseptics and antispasmodics.

  • The uses of carrier oils and essential oils
  • How essential oils are blended and diluted
  • When to use essential oils and how to use safely
  • Which oils are best for various conditions e.g.
    • Circulatory and Muscular conditions - palpitations, high blood pressure, tired and aching muscles and stiffness.
    • Respiratory conditions - Colds, flu, sore throat, cough, sinusitis
    • Skin Problems – Acne, eczema, acne, burns, cuts, bruises, bites and stings, oily /dry skin
    • Digestive System - Spasm, pain, indigestion, nausea
  • Nervous system - Insomnia, fatigue, stress, nervous tension, anxiety, mood swings

Aromatic plants and oils have been used for thousands of years, principally in incense and perfumes and for religious, medical and culinary purposes. Numerous ancient civilisations including the Egyptians used them and they are also mentioned in Vedic Indian literature and in the Chinese Yellow Emperor’s book of internal medicine dating from around 2000 BC.

Today they are used extensively in the cosmetic and food industries, both for their aromas and as flavouring. The essential oils have many therapeutic properties that can assist the body with a variety of ailments, they are readily absorbed through the skin where their biological and pharmacological compounds can affect the body.

Essential oils are highly concentrated oils from raw plant material, including seeds, bark, leaves, wood, roots, fruit and peel.  They are highly volatile and must be used with care and ALWAYS diluted; however they have many therapeutic uses. Essential oils can be used to help with many common ailments and reduce the need for taking pain killers and other over the counter medicines.

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Just 6 students for individual attention.

This workshop is for beginners - no previous experience is required to attend, you will receive a certificate of attendance.

Learn how to perform a basic aromatherapy back, neck and shoulder massage to use with family and friends.

This is a workshop designed for personal use only

Please note this is NOT an accredited course it is a workshop only and you cannot use what you have learned with clients as your insurance will not cover you unless you get a certified qualification.

If you require an accredited course where you can use your massage skills with clients and charge, please check out our other courses we have on offer like:

Our hand, arm and leg massage, chair massage or indian head massage (to name just a few) as these courses hold a recognised qualification.

Alternatively we do offer this course as an online option too, if you prefer not to travel to a venue and work from home at your own pace:

Course Times

If you are attending our one day courses the times are as follows:

10.00am - 4.30pm Weekdays

or 10.30am - 5pm if you choose to attend on a weekend date.

For our one day courses, you will receive a 45 min lunch break and a short afternoon break also.

No case studies are required - no written exams.

Certificates are given on the day on the completion of a successful practical assessment with your tutor.


Join the thousands of students we train each year, we have a long term proven history and our feedback speaks for itself. We also look forward hearing how you get on once you have completed a course with us.

We love what we do and have passionate knowledgeable tutors who very much look forward to welcoming you on a course with them soon.

Voted Guild Awards of Excellence Winner

'Best Training School' 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019

Our Promise to you

If you feel one day is not enough training, you are able to come back to repeat the course again free of charge within 6 months when spaces are available with the same tutor.

However, due to small classes and the 1-1 attention you receive this is rare but for your peace of mind available if required.

Course Accredited or Approved by the following bodies:

One day Workshop - Price £140.00

Learn How to Combine Essentials Oils and Make a Personalised Blend for Yourself or Friends and Family.

This workshop will teach you how by using essential oils you can:

  • Create your own massage oil – for headaches, aching muscles or tired feet
  • Formulate your own shampoo for dry or greasy hair, dandruff etc
  • Blend your own facial oil, for mature, dry skin/ problem skin etc
  • Create your own clay mask for your particular skin type
  • Learn how to perform a basic aromatherapy back, neck and shoulder massage

This workshop will give you the basic skills to begin using essential oils for personal use and in the home. As well as giving you the freedom to create your own personalised and fragrant skin, bath and body care.

Why Book with us?

We are an award winning school, Number One Training School (out of over 80 schools) in the Beauty Industry Survey - By The Guild of Beauty and Holistic Therapists.

And Voted The Guild Awards of Excellence 'Best Training School' by students and won mulitple years in a row! We maintain high standards and are proud of our team of passionate and caring tutors.

When you book with us you have peace of mind we have a proven track record - established in 1998 and accredited by the top professional bodies.

98' to present date
© Gateway Workshops, students are not authorised to teach this course unless through Gateway. This is a therapist course only, information is copyright and to be used with their clients only and not taught to others.

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Certificates, Times, Venue and Balance Payment Information.

For course times, venue information etc please use/click on the information tabs above where this information can be found.

The balance of the course fee is paid direct to the tutor and they will contact you by email as soon as the deposit is paid for the course.

Course Manuals

All course manuals are included in the price of the course - you will get a bound hard copy course manual given to you on the day of your training.

Our Extra Gifts to You!

You will also get a complimentary Anatomy and Physiology manual as our gift to you - worth £10!
This is given to you when you sign up for a course as an e-manual, via a link in your course confirmation from your tutor.

You do NOT have to read this before your course.

You do NOT have to bring it with you as it is for later reference if you need it.

It is an extra manual to save you having to buy Anatomy and Physiology books later saving you money.

We also send you the Gateway therapist accounts package after you have completed a course with us - complimentary worth £10!

Course Accreditations

This course is insurable, accredited or approved by the professional bodies, International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine, Thinktree.

For more information, see Accreditation & Entry Requirements information tab above

Certifications/Qualifications Attained

You will receive a certificate of attendance.

Feedback from our students

Feedback from Philippa Gamble

Tina is an excellent tutor & delivered a very interesting and informative aromatherapy workshop. I really enjoyed the day and got a lot out of it - perfect, exactly what I was looking for!

Did the course live up to your expectations? Yes

Would you consider attending another course with us? Yes

Did you find our manuals useful? Yes
What made you decide to book with Gateway
Gateway offered the type of course I was looking for & the content seemed to be just right.

Where did you hear about Gateway? Google


Feedback from Angela

I absolutely loved this workshop. It exceeded my expectations, teaching style is great. She's really personable and knowledgable. I learnt so much in the day. Great value for money.

Did the course live up to your expectations? Yes

Would you consider attending another course with us? Yes


Feedback from Julie Bailey

Tutor was knowledgable, experienced but very approachable. I'm looking forward to training with her again.

Did the course live up to your expectations? Yes

Would you consider attending another course with us? Yes

What made you decide to book with Gateway
I've used gateway before. The courses are available at a venue local to me and I enjoy the small groups.


Feedback from Colleen McDonnell

Wonderful tutor, calm, patient, fun and informative!

Did the course live up to your expectations? Yes

Would you consider attending another course with us? Yes

What made you decide to book with Gateway
The course fulfilled my requirements when I searched online

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