Canada’s most comprehensive school for the study
of natural therapies and the ancient healing arts.
Aromatica is the first – and only – school in Canada to offer a certified diploma in Myomassology, the form of massage that begins where Swedish massage ends. Myomassology is referred to as the Holistic Version of Massage Therapy by Natural Health Practitioners of Canada, the largest association of massage professionals in Canada.
Students receive in-depth training in massage plus a plethora of unique bodywork modalities, making them competitive candidates for employment in the burgeoning health prevention, massage, spa and alternative treatment field.
Our courses and workshops are taught by instructors on the cutting edge of alternative health. We set high standards, and Aromatica graduates are always in demand for their excellent grounding in theory and proficiency in technique.
All of our professional training programs receive national and international accreditation. Whether you’re looking for a career change and wish to take a 6 month massage training program on site with us (accommodations provided) or you are an experienced massage practitioner wishing to expand a hands-on skill set or you are a novice looking for an interest weekend workshop … please accept our invitation to tour this web site, register for trainings on-line, schedule a massage session on-line or arrange a personal visit with us for a tour at one of our 4 locations in Ontario.
Our Certificate Programs
- Aromatherapy Spa
- AromaMyology Massage
- Indian Head Massage
- River Rock Massage
Four locations and six instructors to serve you in Ontario and across Canada – coast to coast!
Aromatica’s Certified Training Programs are offered at four locations in Ontario and one in New Brunswick: Hockley Valley, Mono, near Shelburne; Cape Chin near Lion’s Head on the beautiful Bruce Peninsula; at Port Elgin on Ontario’s Lake Huron coastline; New Brunswick and at Saugeen First Nation, Ontario. At each of these superb locations you will be truly inspired by your surroundings, in the trainings we offer … and by the quality of the instruction you receive from 6 exceptional Aromatica instructors.
Aromatica instructors are: Jeffrey Cottam (Mono, Ontario), Darlene Kentel (Cape Chin, Northern Bruce Peninsula. Ontario), Melissa Allison (Port Elgin, Ontario & New Brunswick); Tammy Ardila (Port Elgin, Ontario); Melissa Snowdon (Saugeen First Nation, Ontario); Terri-Lynn Woods (Ontario and nationally).
Jeff instructs from a 10 acre conference and retreat centre called Hub & Hearth in Hockley Valley, Mono, near Shelburne, Ontario. Viewing the gently rolling woodland hills and farm fields here from our viewing platform and deck it feels like a million miles away from civilization yet this location is a scant one hour and 15 minutes from downtown Toronto, 50 minutes from Pearson International airport and 45 minutes from Brampton city centre along Highway 410.
Students reside in hotel equivalent accommodations while remaining on campus here with a choice of bunk beds in the loft of the schoolhouse, or in private bedrooms and private bathrooms in the main house. Meal plans are available at Hockley Valley. You are invited to relax on hammocks, enjoy a hot tub after class or gather around the fire pit, hike our trails or simply walk in silent contemplation through the lavender labyrinth.
Is there a better way to enjoy learning?
Darlene teaches for Aromatica at Cape Chin on the beautiful Bruce Peninsula, near Lion’s Head, Ontario. She also runs a thriving private practice here called Aromasense Massage & Bodyworks. Classes are sometimes taught on secluded Cape Chin North Beach, with water lapping and loons calling across transparent, azure water on Georgian Bay.
Self-catering overnight stays are always available in the guest house at Cape Chin. Before or after class you can choose to hike the nearby Bruce Trail, swim nearby beaches, visit Fathom Five Marine National Park or simply lie back in a hammock at night and star gaze amid jet black skies at the Milky Way in this Dark Sky Community. Visit Darlene’s web site.
Melissa (Allison) is an Aromatica Instructor hailing originally from New Brunswick but makes her home these days in the picturesque harbour town of Port Elgin on Ontario’s sunshine coast on Lake Huron. Melissa works as a practitioner and instructor at her own holistic health clinic called Natural Healing Therapies in Port Elgin but returns frequently to her roots.
The Maritimes call her back quite often where she offers popular Aromatica trainings to interested participants at week long courses or weekend workshops around her local coastal communities in New Brunswick. It would appear that Melissa is never far away from water … whether that body of water be the Atlantic Ocean or the Great Lakes!
Tammy has her own business called Holistically Simple where she works as a practitioner. She is also an instructor for Aromatica.
You will often find Tammy helping and assisting Melissa at Natural Healing Therapies where they both teach courses in bodywork and spa therapies. They are happy working as a team, building their businesses in the burgeoning field of natural health.
Melissa (Snowdon) is a practitioner and instructor for Aromatica. She is a proud member of Saugeen First Nation and mother to a beautiful 3 year old daughter. She says it was on her first day of training at Aromatica she knew right away that she had found her passion in life. Fast forward a few years and Melissa is inspiring others with her passion.
She wishes to share this passion and her knowledge in her own particular way, within her own community members. She wants to build training opportunities within aboriginal communities to help create employment and economic development …. beginning with her own, the Saugeen First Nation.
Terri-Lynn runs her own private practice in Port Elgin and is an Aromatica instructor. Terri-Lynn specializes in developing unique programming, both province-wide and nationally. You can read more about what Terri-Lynn is doing here.
So we are here for you! Whether it is a weekend workshop or a 6 month intensive training program … Aromatica’s talented team of passionate bodywork instructors have you covered, from coast to coast!