What you've described isn't a formal "aromatherapy massage". In the traditional aromatherapy routine, and in traditional I mean what has been taught in England for ages and is recognised by the IFA, International Federation of Aromatherapists, it is a full massage that includes a facial massage, no hot towels involved.<br><br>Most places that offer "Aromatherapy massage" don't offer what a traditional aromatherapist would. <br><br>I'm in Australia and the training for a Diploma or Aromatherapy is about another 150hours above what is required for a LMT - that is additional Anatomy and Phisiology and study of the oils - you can usually do the aromatherapy massage as an elective of the Massage course, so I'm not counting learning the massage routine itself in that 150hrs. The good thing about getting a Diploma of Aromatherapy, is that most of the health funds here require additional training beyond the LMT diploma, and the DipAroma covers it.<br><br>There are so many considerations with the oils, even the basic ones have quite a few contra-indications. You've also got to be careful what you use as YOU absord a lot of oils through your hands. I actually won't use ANY essential oils on a pregnant client because I know what they can do, but you can buy stuff off the shelf loaded with essential oils as pre-natal blends. Don't get me started on Raindrop Therapy and dropping neat Thyme and Oregano on the skin.....<br><br>But back to what you described - you can probably figure out how to do the massage without any training. If you stick to using a premixed aromatherapy oil blend it is probably safe enough, but if you end up doing a lot of them, mix the blends around so you don't get over exposed to any particular oil. IFA recommended dilutions are 2.5% for a body massage, 1.25% for face for essentail oil in base oil, and the base oil should be a vegetable oil - mineral oil molecules are too big and end up blocking the EO molecules from being absorbed properly.