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ESTH 160 - Unit Six: Aromatherapy, Body Treatments and Wraps, Massage and Wraps, Massage
Course Details

Course Code:
ESTH 160

Calendar Description:

This course provides a thorough overview of common massage techniques, body treatments and wraps, and integration of aromatherapy into services. Students will be introduced to Hot Stone Therapy, Lympatic Drainage, Swedish, Indian Head, and Aromatherapy massage. A variety of treatments and wraps (detoxification, cellulite, stretchmark, firming, etc.) will be explored. Students will learn how aromatherapy can be incorporated into a service and the oils and blends used.

Date First Offered: 2008-02-04

  • Total Hours: 150
  • Lecture Hours: 15
  • Laboratory Hours: 15
Total Weeks: 5

This course is offered online: No

  • ESTH 110 - Unit One: Career Foundations
  • ESTH 120 - Unit Two: The Science of Skin and Nail Care
  • ESTH 130 - Unit Three: Treatments - Nail Care Technology
  • ESTH 140 - Unit Four: Esthetics and Nail Care Treatments
  • ESTH 150 - Unit Five: Makeup Artistry and Reflexology
Non-Course Pre-Requisites: None

Co-Requisites: None

Rearticulation Submission: No

Course Content:
  • Essential oils
  • Carrier oils
  • Incorporating aromatherapy into services
  • Choosing an aroma
  • Hot stone therapy
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Swedish
  • Indian head
  • Aromatherapy in massage
  • Benefits of massage
  • Massage movements
  • Contraindications
Body Treatments and Wraps
  • Detoxification
  • Cellulite
  • Stretch Marks
  • Firming
  • Body treatment products

Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:
  • Define aromatherapy and explain its benefits
  • Identify essential oils and carrier oils, and explain their use
  • Demonstrate how aromatherapy can be incorporated into services
  • Identify contraindications to massage and body treatments and wraps
  • Describe the benefits of massage
  • Explain and demonstrate the different types of massage:
  • Hot stone therapy
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Swedish
  • Indian head
  • Aromatherapy in massage
  • Identify and describe the products used in body treatments and wraps
  • Explain and demonstrate body treatments and wraps used for:
  • Detoxification
  • Cellulite
  • Stretch Marks
  • Firming
  • Learners must demonstrate competencies in their skills to Industry Standards.
Grading System: Percentage

Passing Grade: 70%

Grading Weight:
  • Quizzes and Tests: 40 %
  • Participation: 20 %
  • Other: 40 %
Nature of Participation:
  • Consistent attendance
  • Participation in classroom discussions and activities
Percentage of Individual Work: 100

Course Offered in Other Programs: No

Text Books:
  • Required - Gerson, J., 2004, Milady's Standard Fundamentals for Estheticians (Thomson/Delmar Learning). Chapters Covered: 13
  • Required - Schultes, S.E., 2004, Milady's Standard Nail Technology (Thomson/Delmar Learning). Chapters Covered: 13
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