Aromatica proudly offers Canada’s most comprehensive program of study in the Ancient Healing Arts & Natural Medicine.
It is this school’s mission to keep the Ancient Healing Arts alive, well and thriving.
Aromatica believes that these ancient secrets still have a lot to offer and that this knowledge can still guide us to good health, as we navigate time and space through a fast-paced, stress-induced, modern lifestyle.
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 known as the ‘Holistic Version’ of Massage Therapy.
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. 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 participate in one of our massage training programs on site, or you are an experienced massage practitioner wishing to expand your hands-on skill set, or a novice in bodywork looking for an interest weekend workshop — please accept our invitation to tour our web site, register for trainings, schedule massage sessions, arrange personal guided tours or have a conversation with us — we are here to help you!
Our Certificate Programs
- Aromatherapy Spa
- AromaMyology Massage
- Indian Head Massage
- River Rock Massage
Many Locations and Instructors to serve you!
Aromatica’s Certified Training Programs are always offered at various locations across Ontario for your convenience. At each of these locations you will be truly inspired by the trainings we offer and by the quality of our instructors.
Aromatica instructors include Jeffrey Cottam, Founder of Aromatica (Mono), Janna Arsenault (Maidstone), Diane Chorney (Ottawa), Julie Gottschalk (Southampton), Tammy Schering (London), Helène Fontaine (Timmins) and Charlee Roy (Owen Sound).
Jeff teaches from a 10 acre retreat centre called Hub & Hearth in the rolling hills of Mono (near Shelburne), in Southern Ontario. This location is an hour and 15 minutes from downtown Toronto, 50 minutes from Pearson International Airport and 45 minutes from Brampton and Barrie.
Students enjoy superb accommodations here with a choice of accommodations and meal plans to suit everybody from bunk beds in the loft of a spacious coach house to private bedrooms with bathrooms in the main house. Before and after class, your time is your own. You are invited to put your feet up in a hammock with a book if you wish, relax in a hot tub outdoors on one of our scenic decks after class or gather round our huge fire pit at dusk, hike kilometres on our private trails, or walk in silent contemplation through our hill-top labyrinth, offering panoramic views of the countryside for as far as the eye can see. Our hilltop location – 520 metres above sea level – is one of the highest points of the Headwaters of Southern Ontario.
Is there a better way to enjoy learning?
Your Aromatica Instructors include
Janna is a Certified Instructor in Myomassology, Reflexology, Pilates and is a Pain Freedom Expert. She resides in Maidstone, Ontario where she operates her own wellness clinic called Centre Balance Wellness. As an instructor, coach and intuitive pain specialist she provides hope, results and freedom from chronic pain to her clientele. Janna is passionate about teaching people how they can heal their own pain through their emotions and how they can become their own ‘pain whisperer’ in order to gain a happy, pain-free, thriving life again. She also operates a world-wide, international, coaching business assisting clients with chronic pain through healing processes so they may achieve freedom from pain once more.
Diane is a Registered Myomassologist (RMP) and Myomassology Instructor, Registered Holistic Nutritionist (R.H.N.), Registered Canadian Reflexology Therapist (RCRT), Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), Reiki Master and a retreat facilitator based in Ottawa, Ontario. She is a passionate teacher and guide devoted to empowering practitioners through hands-on holistic training. In addition to introducing Myomassology throughout Northern Ontario she has also taught yoga and holistic modalities in West Palm Beach, Florida. Diane has worked in First Nations’ communities in Canada since 2003, creating programs to empower youth and facilitate healing from residential school traumas.
Julie is a Certified Myomassologist, a Reflexology Instructor and a Reiki Practitioner Level ll. She has her own practice in Southampton providing natural healing for those in need. She also works as an Osteopath Assistant where she also provides her own skills to clients with massage, exercise application, reflexology and access bar.
Tammy is a healer, educator, holistic practitioner and Certified Indian Head Massage Instructor, residing in London. She is passionate about sharing ways to live a healthy, balanced, connected life, believing that a healthy life must focus on bringing together the physical, emotional and spiritual in all of us. As a mother of 3 amazing kids and partner to the most giving and kind man, I felt I owed these 4 more than I was able to give them at the end of each day. Working in the hustle and bustle of the corporate world, with my home life, sports and chores I had lost myself. I needed to get reconnected, find the right balance … but how I was going to be able to do this? Then, as if answering my question, I was gifted a Reiki session from a friend. Shortly after, as I lay in that Reiki treatment room feeling lighter and more in tune with my body than I had ever felt before, I knew in that one single moment that I was changed forever. I am so grateful for that gift!
Helène is a Registered Myomassology Practitioner and Certified Myomassology Instructor. Her clinic, called Freedom & Relaxation, is located in northern Ontario in Timmins where she offers Myomassology training to students in both official languages. French Myomassology graduates of Aromatica are recognized and accepted as full professional members of Regroupement des Massothérapeutes du Québec along with the RMQ massage designation which all major North American Insurance Companies recognise, allowing Aromatica graduates in Quebec to provide receipts for Myomassology massage services through Employee Extended Health Care Benefit Plans.
Charlee is the founder of NakdBasics in Owen Sound, Ontario. As well as a being a Registered Practical Nurse, she is an Aromatherapist, Chartered Herbalist, Reflexologist and Reiki Master. Charlee has several certifications specializing in pain management and relaxation massage and is a Certified Reflexology Instructor and Aroma Spa Instructor.
Learning and having fun is the ‘AROMATICA’ way!
A wise old teacher once said “I consider a day’s teaching wasted if we do not all have one hearty laugh!”. When people laugh they cease to be young or old, master or pupil, jailer or prisoner – they simply become a group of human beings happily enjoying an existence together.
Students at Aromatica understand this particular piece of wisdom very well as may be witnessed in this photograph. Being silly sometimes and having fun is a healthy diversion!
So, Aromatica is here for you! If you are looking for a new career we offer you our affordable version of Massage Therapy training called Myomassology. Nowhere else in Canada is this version of massage available. If this is of interest to you, please contact us for more information. Better yet – arrange for a guided tour, some conversation and receive a full-body assessment and a complementary massage – we call this ‘kicking the tires’.