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About the Institute

based at Regent's University London

The Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy (ITHMA) was established in 1987, and has since trained hundreds of individuals in a comprehensive, dynamic approach to Professional Aromatherapy, Therapeutic Massage and a range of associated natural therapies. The Institute is dedicated to the study of complementary healthcare from all main viewpoints – the scientific, energetic and psychological – and places a special emphasis on learning that can be practically applied.

The Institute offers an accredited 10-month Diploma Course in Holistic Clinical Aromatherapy, Essential Oil Therapeutics, Therapeutic Massage and Anatomy & Physiology — providing all the necessary practical training and knowledge for a new career in Professional Aromatherapy. Courses are held at Regent's University in central London's beautiful Regent's Park, over a series of 21 non-consecutive weekends.

Our Diploma Course is accredited by the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA), the world's foremost aromatherapy association.

Graduates of the Institute practice Aromatherapy and Therapeutic Massage throughout the UK, as well as in Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, the Czech Republic, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, South Africa, India, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the USA, Mexico, Jamaica, Trinidad, Tobago and Brazil.

In addition to gaining a wide reputation for excellence in the field of Aromatherapy Diploma training, the Institute has distinguished itself as a training centre for continuing professional development (CPD). Our advanced CPD courses have included Advanced Clinical Aromatherapy, Aromatic Medicine, Aromadermatology, Aromatherapy Product Blending, Acupressure Massage and an Oriental Medicine approach to Aromatherapy.

Our training courses are taught by practitioner-educators who are experts in their field, while our Aromatherapy Diploma Course features tutors of international standing.

We pride ourselves at the Institute on both our educational excellence and our friendly, personal approach. If you have any questions regarding our training courses, please feel free to phone or email us. You are also welcome to come and meet us at Regent's University, our course venue. In either case, we would welcome the opportunity to learn of your interests and aspirations, and share with you in turn our vision of natural health.