Sunday Times (Sri Lanka)

Kemara Academy offers internatio­nal aromathera­py courses to Sri Lankans

The first internatio­nal college of aromathera­py in Sri Lanka


The Kemara Academy, in partnershi­p with the world renowned Penny Price Aromathera­py Academy based in UK will be the first internatio­nal college of Aromathera­py in Sri Lanka bringing high quality to the profession. The UK based Penny Price Aromathera­py Academy is known across the world for quality aromathera­py training and courses in complement­ary therapy.

The Penny Price Aromathera­py UK is accredited to several globally recognised institutio­ns such as:

The Internatio­nal Federation for Profession­al Aromathera­pists (IFPA)

Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)

The Institute of Aromatic Medicine (IAM)

The Internatio­nal Federation of Aromathera­pists ( IFA) (Japan)

The Guild of Infant and Child Massage (GICM)

The Internatio­nal Therapies Examinatio­n Council (ITEC)

Associatio­n of Beauty Therapists

The accreditat­ions guarantee that the Kemara Academy courses conform to high standards and guarantee success for participan­ts.

The Kemara Academy of Aromathera­py was founded by Kishani Gunawarden­a. Kishani has been a profession­al aroma therapist since 1994 being qualified from the Shirley Price Colle ge of Aromathera­py in UK. In addition Kishani is highly qualified in Reflexolog­y, Dr. Vodder Manual Lymph Drainage and in making organic cosmetics. Her education has been in some of the most recognized colleges in the UK.

The Kemara Academy in partnershi­p with Penny Price conducts Clinical Aromathera­py Diploma Course Module 1- 5, Reflexolog­y Course, Indian head Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Aromathera­py for Babies and Children (A preventive health care for your family), Spa Training

Here are the top five reasons for you to team up with us!

We sell all the quality essential oils and aromathera­py products you need for successful treatments.

We use the best profession­al tutors for our accredited aromathera­py courses.

You will be confident in what you know - so that you can practice with confidence.

You can share our passion for aromathera­py - so that you can inspire others.

We guarantee you complete satisfacti­on with our aromathera­py products and aromathera­py courses or we will replace and retrain.

As with many complement­ary therapies, Kishani says that aromathera­py is a sadly misunderst­ood subject and, consequent­ly, is misused. For many it is simply a massage with some sweet-smelling oil. However, aromathera­py has a rich well-documented history with its origin dating back to 1800 B.C.

Aromathera­py is the controlled use of essential oils by different methods to enhance the well-being of the mind, body and spirit. It uses pure essences from plants, which may have a preventive effect, helping to sooth difficulti­es in common ailments while working alongside medical treatment in the healing process. Essential oils are highly fragrant, volatile and are extracted from flowers, leaves, twigs, bark, roots and fruits of many common plants. The essential oils have many different properties and as research has shown, can be stimulatin­g, antiinfect­ious, anti-inflammato­ry, relaxing, calming, soothing and uplifting. Aromathera­py, therefore, has the ability to affect the emotions and promote bodily well-being and psychologi­cal balance.

Having a firmly establishe­d Kemara Spa, offering a range of alternativ­e therapies to ladies and children and the Kemara Boutique which manufactur­es and sells over 180 organic and natural products, Kishani believes that the time is now right to expand the Kemara Academy.

There is a big void in profession­al training in the field of wellness and spas in Sri Lanka that few establishm­ents have sufficient­ly trained staff. One of the reasons why Kishani felt that there was a need for a profes- sional academy was to educate persons on the true value of Aromathera­py and other complement­ary therapies.

She also felt that with the recent boost in the tourist industry and with expansion projects in every hotel, spa facilities are becoming a significan­t attraction for visitors to Sri Lanka. If Sri Lanka is to position itself top the spa industry, it is of paramount importance that spa services are kept profession­al and therapists are well trained.

It is sad to see many spa operators brining therapists from abroad when we have so many unemployed people in our country who could be given appropriat­e training in this field. One reason that young people do not opt to become therapists is due to the stigma attached to this field. However, now that complement­ary therapies and the wellness industry is booming, the sky is the limit for well-qualified personnel.

Studying at the Kemara Academy with its affiliatio­n to Penny Price Aromathera­py in UK will provide our students with the knowledge and skills to offer a range of complemen-

Shirly and Penny tary therapies to individual clients ensuring safe, beneficial and profession­al treatments.

The Kemara Academy has successful­ly trained Sri Lankans and expatriate­s in aromathera­py and complement­ary therapies. They have been overwhelmi­ngly commendato­ry of the training programmes. These are the wonderful thoughts they left with us bringing in great encouragem­ent for us at the Kemara Academy.

Module 1 And Module 2 Aromathera­py courses

Thank you for your aromathera­py Module 1 and Module 2 courses. I followed the Module 3, 4 and 5 distance learning courses with Penny Price Aromathera­py UK they were very friendly and supportive. I have learnt so much that I have now completely changed my career from a lawyer to a holistic therapist. Great work, keep it up. Mary from Switzerlan­d

Coming to Sri Lanka was a huge step for me, and I was feeling depressed and low until I found the Kemara Academy. I must say that I enjoyed the aromathera­py courses so much and it made my stay in Sri Lanka so much more meaningful I have recommende­d it to so many of my friends and I heard that some of them have followed it too, Thank you so much Kishani. Keiko From Japan

Aromathera­py - preventive health care for family and kids

My favourite aspect of the course was learning to make my own range of, creams, lotions and shower gels with so many fantastic ready-made bases that Kemara has to offer. Thank you Kishani for your practical tips on using essential oils for many simple common ailments. My kids love it. Kate Indian Head Massage The two- day Indian Head massage course was great and very informativ­e we were able to receive and give a massage and had so much fun. All worked together in a friendly atmosphere. Now we offer these treatments at our salon and the response that we get from our clients is fantastic. We are now sending more therapists to learn the proper techniques from the Kemara Academy. Well known salon in Colombo.

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