Advanced Certificate Course in
Aromatic Acupressure & Meridian Massage
with Alan Stuart
Aromatic Acupressure and Meridian Massage provides a practical, ‘hands on’ dimension to Oriental Aromatherapy. First developed by the Institute in the 1980s, Meridian (or Acupressure) Massage is an approach to therapeutic bodywork based on the manual stimulation of the body’s Meridian system — the same network of vital energy channels used in Acupuncture. For anyone who practices massage, this dynamic treatment offers an exciting opportunity to deepen one’s effectiveness as a bodywork professional.
When incorporating the use of carefully selected
essential oils, Acupressure Massage becomes Aromatic Acupressure. Aromatic
Acupressure refers to the therapeutic application of specific essential
oils to the Organ Meridians and Acupoints of Oriental Medicine, and
emphasizes the energetic nature of their actions. Alan Stuart draws
from many years of experience as a practitioner and teacher of Oriental
bodywork and Aromatherapy. The emphasis of his relaxed yet thorough
approach to imparting these skills is on helping participants to integrate
them into their current treatment style.
Alan completed the Institute’s Aromatherapy Diploma Course in 1994. Together with working as a practitioner, Alan specialized in producing organic essential oil products for women in pregnancy, and held regular workshops in aromatherapy in pregnancy for couples and midwives. He also played a leading role in teaching therapeutic massage to ITHMA Diploma students, and worked closely with Carola Beresford-Cooke and Gabriel Mojay in developing the Institute’s approach to Acupressure Massage.
Alan has gained wide experience in aromatherapy product design for both private clients and aromatherapy companies, and has been involved in all aspects of product creation — from formulation, design and materials sourcing to production, marketing and distribution. He produces a range of specialised aromatherapy products sold worldwide, and has written a number of articles on the safe therapeutic use of essential oils.
Alan is former Vice-Chairman of the Register of Qualified Aromatherapists (RQA) and has served as a Council member of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA).
LOCATIONS, DATES AND FEES
How to book
1. To book a place by post, complete an Enrolment Form and send it with a cheque (payable to ITHMA) to our office address.
For overnight accommodation near Regent's College, our course venue, we recommend that students visit the following website featuring several reasonably-priced local hotels:
We can also recommend:
The Wyndham Hotel
York Street Hotel