Detoxification is considered an important treatment strategy for integrative medicine practitioners, natural therapists, and herbalists. Despite the popularity of ‘detoxification’, the term ‘toxin’ remains poorly defined. In this mini masterclass we will define toxins and examine the impact they can have on our health and wellbeing. We examine the physiology of detoxification and the role of aromatherapy and other holistic therapies such as herbal medicine and nutrition in the detoxification treatment.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Aromatherapy & Detoxification Mini Masterclass

    • Part One - Introduction

    • Part Two - What is Detox?

    • Part Three - What is Toxins?

    • Part Four - Physiology

    • Part Five - Therapeutic

    • Part Six - Aromatherapy

    • Part Seven - Other Strategies

  • 2

    Notes & Resources

    • Complete Guide to Aromatherapy Vol II - Chapter 32

    • 'Detox' : Science or sales pitch? Article in Australian Family Physician - January 2008

    • The truth about organic food - according to science | Tim Spector

    • Aromatherapy & Detoxification PowerPoint

About your Instructor

Salvatore Battaglia

Salvatore Battaglia has been passionate about natural therapies for most of his life. He holds qualifications in natural therapies, herbal medicine, acupuncture and aromatherapy. Salvatore’s dedication to aromatherapy has seen him hold positions in professional associations and government committees to ensure that the educational standards of professional aromatherapy are maintained and improved. Salvatore has been teaching aromatherapy since 1988. He is often called upon to speak at international conferences about aromatherapy, running a holistic and ethical business and what it means to go natural and organic. Salvatore has been an advisor to hospital boards and nursing homes to establish aromatherapy clinical trials for pain management, intensive care and depression and for the management of dementia and aged care. He is the author of The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, which was first published in 1994. To date, more than 130,000 copies of The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy have been sold. The book is internationally acclaimed as a textbook and has now been translated into Japanese and Korean. In 1991, Salvatore created Perfect Potion, a manufacturer of certified organic aromatherapy products, natural skin care and essential oils, whose purpose is to naturally enhance people’s lives. In 2016, he was made an honorary member of the International Federation of Aromatherapists (IFA).