Online Course & Online Test

The online test for this course contains  85  multiple choice questions.

Massage Therapy CEs | Massage Concepts and Techniques

Aromatherapy for Massage

Massage Therapy CEs awarded: 20

Classification of CEs: Cognitive (course materials consist of concepts related to massage therapy but do not teach a specific hands-on modality). "General" for CE Broker purposes.

Testing: You can complete your test online, and immediately upon passing, print your certificate. To see how our online courses and testing work, we invite you to take our free sample course.

Tuition: $129 for online course and test.

Approved by: Institute of Somatic Therapy (Judith Koch) is approved by the NCBTMB (Provider #280672-00) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Institute of Somatic Therapy is approved by Florida (#MCE-326), and New York (#0019). Our courses are also valid for AMTA, ABMP, and most individual states. Some states limit how many hours can be done online or by home study. Please refer to our State Guidelines section for specific information about your state. Laws can and do change, and your state will hold you responsible for knowing the laws that apply to you.

CE Broker Reporting:  Institute of Somatic Therapy will automatically report your hours to CE Broker in applicable states ONLY IF you have provided your license number in your online account with us. You can verify your license information by logging on to our website, and reviewing your account information. If your license is not shown there, please select “edit” to include it.

Instructor: Judith Koch, Certified Aromatherapist, BCTMB

Online Course Materials: Aromatherapy for Massage by Judith Koch. Please note: No essential oils are included with the course. You can acquire your own oils from any source you prefer. 

Course Description: If you want to explode your understanding of how to incorporate aromatherapy essential oils to your practice, this home study or online massage therapy continuing education course is for you. You will learn how to use aromatherapy for a wide range of conditions you routinely encounter in your massage therapy practice, such as stress, arthritis, circulation problems, edema, headaches, inflammation, joint pain, muscle soreness, sports massage, sprains, and more. With each oil, you will study its common and Latin names, general properties, precautions, physiological and psychological applications, essential oils that can serve as possible substitutions, essential oils that blend well with it, a description of its scent, for which skin types it is appropriate, and the classification of the "note" (a measure of the rate of evaporation of the oil.)

The 32 essential oils covered in the course are: Basil, Bergamot, Birch, Carrot Seed, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Clove, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemongrass, Orange, Patchouli, Pepper, Peppermint, Pine, Rose, Rosemary, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Tangerine, Tea Tree, Thyme, Vetiver, and Ylang Ylang.  (It is up to you to obtain the oils from the supplier of your choice.)

Optional Certification: Students will have the option to turn in homework documentation (on forms that we provide) to earn the title of Certified Aromatherapy Massage Therapist. When you complete the online exam, you will be able to print off a certificate for your continuing education credits. To earn the optional certification title, you must complete homework forms on ten oils: Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon (or Orange), Black Pepper, Sandalwood, and three oils of your choice from the list of oils we cover. You must also complete paperwork on creating four blends, one for Stress/Anxiety, one for Muscle Strain/Pain, and two blends for conditions of your choice from the conditions covered in the course. There is a one-time $35 certification fee when you send in the paperwork. The wording on the certificate is as follows: This is to certify that (your name here) has successfully completed Aromatherapy for Massage and in conjunction with any required license in their jurisdiction, has earned the designation Certified Aromatherapy Massage Therapist effective (date).

Student Comment: "I received my materials in a timely manner and would like to compliment you and your team. I was so excited to receive the materials and get started. I had researched other courses for aromatherapy but kept returning to your course offering, now that I have started the course I know why. It looks exactly what I was searching for. I have been enjoying the course and I am looking forward to practicing with my clients and completing it." Terrence Sirois, Pawtucket, RI


Are your online courses downloadable to my computer? You must be logged in on our website to view at least some of the course materials. Many of our courses do have some downloadable files attached. 

Will your online courses work on my phone, tablet, or other device? Yes. Since technology continues its rapid pace forward, it is impossible for us to provide a current and complete list of all devices on which our courses will work. We invite you to take our free sample course so that you can personally test if the online content works on your device.

Can I print the online courses if I want a hard copy? Most browsers allow you to print screen shots of any web page you visit but often the formatting leaves much to be desired. If you prefer hard copies, you are much better off with the “by mail” version if that is available for the course you are taking.

Can I review the course materials after I’ve completed the test? Yes. Even after completing the test, you will have the option to access the online course materials, print another CE certificate, or review your test results. We promise this access for at least one year. We have always exceeded that time period, however, technology updates sometimes make older data inaccessible, so we do not promise more than one year. For this reason, we recommend that you save copies of your certificates and any downloadable PDF files that you may wish to access indefinitely.

Can I print the online test to work on it at my convenience?  We provide a study guide with this course that has the test questions and answer choices. You can print it off and work on it as you study. When you are ready to take the test, you will log into the system and supply your answers to the test questions.

What is the study guide that comes with the course? The course study guide is a copy of the questions you will find on the online exam. As you study the course materials, you can fill in the answers on the guide, to refer to when you complete the online exam. We do not provide page numbers where you will find the answers to the questions, because we want you to study the entire course materials, not just flip to a page to find an answer to a test question.  Because the study guide contains the actual test questions, we do not provide an answer key. It is your job to find the answers as you study. You will get your grade when you complete the online exam.

What happens if I fail the test? Do I have to pay again? No. If you happen to fail our test, you can continue to retest until you do pass at no additional charge.

Do you report our course completions to the NCBTMB, ABMP, AMTA, or any other agencies? None of these agencies have a method for us to report to them on your behalf. They prefer that you provide the evidence of CEs that their renewal process details.

If you are interested in this massage therapy CEU course, other courses that might be of interest to you are: Hot Stone Massage, Spa Fundamentals and Spa Techniques, Foot and Hand Reflexology.

To contact the Institute of Somatic Therapy about this or any other massage therapy CEU course, you can email us through the "contact" link above. Thank you.