About Us

Aromatic Medicine Institute is a Professional Training Establishment specialising in Aromatherapy, Aroma Science and Reflexology.

We have been successfully training International and New Zealand students for over 20 years and we are based in the seaside resort town of Nelson, renown for its accent on wellness and lifestyle.

Shelley Monrad, the Principal is a leader in her field in NZ and has over 25 years of experience and is well educated to offer up to date, relevant industry demand training in our specialised programmes of study offered at Aromatic Medicine Institute.  Shelley has worked with NZQA in the Targeted Review of Qualifications for Complementary Medicine.

We are currently located in the iconic SBL building, on Trafalgar St, which is one of Nelson’s historical buildings, dating back to 1864.  Its location is central to the shopping district, the Nelson Markets, City Library & Museum, Cathedral and Nelson cafe scene makes for a very pleasant experience.  

Our mission is to offer students the platform to excel in their chosen pathway and to have qualifications that are recognised and respected within NZ and around the world.


Our Credentials

Aromatic Medicine Institute was established in 1995. It is approved and accredited both Nationally & Internationally with:

No other school in Australasia offers this level of training or has attained such recognition in both Aromatherapy & Reflexology.  We have in class training and correspondence courses available. We welcome students from all over the world. 

Our Values

Manaakitanga – caring for and looking after our people protecting and building their Mana supporting them be successful

Passion – loving what we do and committing to do it well

Respect - treating everyone fairly and embracing diversity and differences

Quality – doing our very best every time

Pono – delivering our promises

Collaboration – building strong strategic partnerships that support us deliver our vision


ITEC qualifications and IFPA credentials are well recognised in health and beauty, spas, luxury yacht and sports clinics in over 35 countries worldwide. The ITEC qualifications in Aromatherapy and Reflexology is two of the most comprehensive courses offered here in NZ.  Attend several week block courses and study at home with high quality distance learning options supported by our experienced tutors and up to date learning platform.

Fully Accredited