us cn es fi fr it jp tw

Aromatherapy Awareness Week

Aromatherapy_Awareness_Week_logo_2016.jpgAromatherapy Awareness Week is an annual national campaign hosted by the International Federation of Aromatherapists (IFA) to raise awareness of the clinical benefits of aromatherapy. Held in the second week of June, it seeks to educate the public about the difference aromatherapy can make to your life and the lives of people in your care. The campaign is brought to life by a multitude of individuals and companies who come together to organise events and activities throughout the UK, drawing attention to the important role aromatherapy has in healthcare management.

The therapeutic benefits of essential oils have been known since ancient times and have been successfully used by medical practitioners in other European countries since the early 20th Century. Since 1985 the IFA has been heavily involved in research in the UK and there is now a strong body of evidence which supports the therapeutic benefits of clinical aromatherapy with a variety of conditions. Over the last thirty years, the IFA has pioneered aromatherapy in the NHS, hospices and hospitals and is the reason why many therapists are working in collaboration with the medical profession today.

The 'Awareness' campaign is a unique opportunity for all clinical aromatherapists and service suppliers in the industry to do something pro-active to raise the profile of the health benefits of aromatherapy. Whether you send a tweet, run an event, contact your local media, or have your own ideas, there are all kinds of ways you can help to raise the profile of aromatherapy in the media and in your community. This year's dates are 11th - 17th June 2018. Save the dates in your diary.

The IFA realises that therapists often need encouragement and support to get involved in press and publicity campaigns and the IFA PR team have formulated a professional support package to give you the confidence to speak with a collective and informed voice to any sector of the community.

In previous years during the Awareness Week, IFA therapists have been interviewed on local radio, mentioned in local press, given demonstrations at exhibitions, in their local community centres, doctors surgeries and NHS hospital clinics, as well as offering discounts for treatments in an attempt to communicate our message to a broader audience. 

The IFA realises that therapists often need encouragement and support to get involved in press and publicity and the IFA PR team have formulated a professional support package for members to give them the confidence they need to speak with a collective voice to any sector of the community for more information please contact office@ifaroma.org

Some examples of successful research trials:

More research available in the members area.

 

     News Feed