Advanced Clinical Aromatherapy for Musculoskeletal Conditions

7.5 hours

Advanced Clinical Aromatherapy for Musculoskeletal Conditions

What You'll Learn

  • Importance of adopting a holistic approach to musculoskeletal health
  • Role muscles play in the embodiment of our emotions
  • Role of essential oils in addressing and managing musculoskeletal pathologies
  • Key actions of essential oils that are relevant to the musculoskeletal system
  • Formulating skills: combining essential oils with the appropriate delivery medium and dose for maximum effectiveness
  • Key inflammatory and non-inflammatory musculoskeletal pathologies and their aromatic management
  • The role of essential oils in sports medicine
  • Guidelines and details on appropriate dose, safe practice, and limitations for practice


This course is geared for aromatherapists, body workers, and other practitioners wishing to explore and/or extend their use of essential oils for a range of musculoskeletal pathologies, as well as their role in sports medicine.

Myalgias (muscle pains) of various origins are amongst the most frequent clinical pain syndrome, dysfunction, and disability and aromatherapy is one of the therapies well-placed to bring relief and/or resolution. Taking an evidence-based approach, the course will detail key essential oils with proven effectiveness along with safe, effective guidelines as to their formulation and application for a range of inflammatory and non-inflammatory disorders.

This course does not provide ‘recipes’ for musculoskeletal complaints; instead, it empowers the practitioner to use their knowledge and skills to formulate and effectively address a number of musculoskeletal disorders. The formulations that are provided in the course are for discussion purposes to facilitate learning and are not considered formulation suggestions.

This live webinar is part of a 2021 series of Advanced Clinical Aromatherapy live webinars with Rhiannon Lewis.

Please Note: This is a recording of a live webinar. As a result, there may be natural interruptions in the audio and video quality. Thank you for your understanding!

Course Content

Day 1

  • Session 1 1h 36min
  • Session 2 1h 56min

Day 2


Rhiannon Lewis has been active in the field of clinical aromatherapy for the past 30 years; she is an experienced aromatherapist, author, editor and gifted educator. Her interest in essential oils and related plant extracts effectively dovetails with her passion for making a difference to health and quality of life using plant medicines.

Rhiannon's background in healthcare (nursing), education, and publishing has enabled her to effectively share her knowledge, experience and skills with professionals working in diverse clinical settings around the world. Her extensive experience in the clinical uses of essential oils stems from undertaking training in the UK, France and the USA. Rhiannon is a Fellow of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (GB). Her overriding goal is to demonstrate measurable improvements in health and quality of life using evidence-based, safe, effective aromatic interventions. Rhiannon is motivated by the potential of essential oils and plant extracts to improve health and quality of life. She is driven by the desire to make evidence-based information accessible to therapists who are looking to integrate essential oil use alongside regular medical care. She is passionate about promoting the field of clinical aromatherapy and herbal therapeutics worldwide.

Rhiannon has been living in the mountains of Provence (France) since 1999. Her passion for nature and especially aromatic plants has led to several local initiatives to raise environmental awareness. As director of Essential Oil Resource Consultants.

Rhiannon hosts residential classes in advanced clinical aromatherapy near her mountain home as well as travelling internationally to lecture on a range of subjects concerning clinical aromatherapy and essential oil science. Since 2004, Rhiannon has been editor of The International Journal of Clinical Aromatherapy: the only professional aromatherapy publication in the world with a clinical focus, taking an evidence-based approach to help and inspire practitioners to use essential oils and related products in a range of healthcare settings. The IJCA is a main sponsor of Botanica2020.

Rhiannon is also the host and organizer for the international conference series, Botanica. This biannual conference is a natural extension of Rhiannon's work – aiming to promote the safe, effective use of essential oils and related extracts and to encourage their use in clinical settings alongside mainstream healthcare. Botanica2018 was her fourth event; bringing together almost 400 herbalists, clinical aromatherapists, researchers, growers and distillers from around the world for 3 days of international conference and trade show. Rhiannon is also host and organiser of another international educational event held every two years at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London, focused on the use of essential oils specifically in hospital, hospice and elderly care settings. She is also a long-time and active member of the organising committee of Phyt’Arom Grasse – a bilingual aromatherapy and herbal medicine conference based in France. Rhiannon herself is fluent in both French and English.

Rhiannon’s contribution and deep dedication to the field of aromatherapy has not gone unnoticed; in 2000, she was made a fellow of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (UK), in 2009, she received the Outstanding Achievement award from the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (USA) and in 2019, she received the Lifetime Achievement award from the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (USA).

Continuing Education Approvals

  • California Board of Chiropractic Examiners (CA BOCE)

    7 hours total (up to 7 hours Category B - Wellness) -Direct Approval
  • Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists (CFA)

    7.5 CEUs total (up to 7.5 CEUs Category A) -Direct Approval
  • National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA)

    7.5 CE credits total -Direct Approval
  • New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors (NHAND)

    7.5 CEUs total (up to 7.5 CEUs General) -Direct Approval
  • Vermont Office of Professional Regulation (VT OPR)

    7.5 hours total (up to 7.5 hours General) -Direct Approval
  • Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA)

    7.5 CPDs total (up to 7.5 CPDs Category A, up to 7.5 CPDs Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board (AZ NPMB)

    7.5 CMEs total (up to 7.5 CMEs General) -Assumed Approval
  • Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC)

    7.5 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • California Committee of Naturopathic Medicine (CA CNM)

    7 hours total (up to 7 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (CNDA)

    7.5 continuing competence credits total -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC)

    7.5 hours total (up to 7.5 hours Category C - Educational Courses) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)

    7.5 credits total (up to 7.5 credits Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Colorado Office of Naturopathic Doctor Registration (CO ONDR)

    7.5 PDAs total -Assumed Approval
  • Connecticut Department of Public Health: Naturopathic Physician Licensure (CT DPH: NPL)

    7.5 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC)

    7.5 CEUs total (up to 7.5 CEUs Category 2) -Assumed Approval
  • District of Columbia Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (DC HRLA)

    7.5 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Professional & Vocational Licensing (HI DCCA)

    7.5 CEs total (up to 7.5 CEs General) -Assumed Approval
  • Idaho Board of Medicine: Naturopathic Medical Board (ID BOM: NMB)

    7.5 hours total (up to 7.5 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (KS SBHA)

    7.5 CEUs total -Assumed Approval
  • Maine Board of Complementary Health Care Providers (ME BCHCP)

    7.5 hours total (up to 7.5 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • Manitoba Naturopathic Association (MNA)

    7.5 hours total (up to 7.5 hours Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Maryland Board of Physicians (MD BP)

    7.5 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Minnesota Board of Medical Practice (MN BMP)

    7.5 contact hours total (up to 7.5 contact hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • Montana Board of Alternative Health Care (MT BAHC)

    7.5 hours total (up to 7.5 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • North Dakota Board of Integrative Health Care (ND BIHC)

    7.5 credits total (up to 7.5 credits General) -Assumed Approval
  • Rhode Island Department of Health: Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline (RI DOH: BMLD)

    7.5 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Saskatchewan Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (SANP)

    7.5 hours total (up to 7.5 hours Category C) -Assumed Approval
  • Utah Naturopathic Physician Licensing Board (UT NPLB)

    7.5 CEs total (up to 7.5 CEs General) -Assumed Approval
  • Washington State Department of Health: Board of Naturopathy (WA DOH: BON)

    7.5 hours total (up to 7.5 hours Category 2) -Assumed Approval
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