If you are a practising aromatherapist seeking additional accreditation or you are studying aromatherapy you can gain a range of accreditation through the Institute of Therapies Management.
The Institute provides a distance learning training programme which is managed by the College of Management Science internationally.
Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine that uses volatile plant materials, known as essential oils, and other aromatic compounds for the purpose of altering a person's mind, mood, cognitive function or health.
Some essential oils such as tea tree have demonstrated anti-microbial effects, but there is still a lack of clinical evidence demonstrating efficacy against bacterial, fungal, or viral infections. Evidence for the efficacy of aromatherapy in treating medical conditions remains poor, with a particular lack of studies employing rigorous methodology but some evidence exists that essential oils may have therapeutic potential.