How to Find your own great Therapist
There are many professional associations that aromatherapists can choose to register with, all of which require the aromatherapist to comply with their code of ethics and complaints procedure as well as meeting certain requirements set out by the organisation.
Below is a selection of the most common professional associations. You will find a brief overview of each here but for more information, please follow the purple links:
The Aromatherapists and Allied Practitioners Association (AAPA) was formed by therapists in 1994 as a non-profit organisation. Run by therapists for therapists, the AAPA describes itself as a 'family' and provides training, qualifications and support for aromatherapists, reflexologists, massuers and other therapists to uphold a high standard of practice within the profession.
The AAPA accept members who have valid evidence of qualifications approved by the National Occupational Standards for aromatherapy.
The International Federation of Aromatherapists (IFA) is a registered charity founded in 1985. It is a self-governing body supported by its members and friends with official Codes of Practice and Ethics, ensuring that aromatherapists maintain high standards at all times.
The International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA) is one of the largest and most reputable professional aromatherapy practitioner organisations in the world.
The IFPA was registered as a UK charity in 2002 as an amalgamation of the International Society of Professional Aromatherapists and the Register of Qualified Aromatherapist.
Members are encouraged to act as ambassadors for the benefits holistic health-care and uphold the highest possible standards when treating patients with aromatherapy.
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