Our Story

Aromatic Medicine Institute has been successfully training International and New Zealand students for over 20 years.


Aromatic Medicine Institute is based in the seaside resort town of Nelson, renown for it’s accent on wellness and lifestyle.  Shelley Monrad, the Principal, qualified in Aromatherapy and Reflexology with ITEC and Shirley Price Aromatherapy in the UK back in 1991. Shelley is a leader in her field in New Zealand as she brought over the International standards from the UK to NZ, and she now has over 30 years of experience working with family, clients, students and customers.  Being a subject matter expert on Aromatherapy and Reflexology, we are able to offer up to date, relevant industry demand training in our specialised programmes of study offered at Aromatic Medicine Institute. Shelley is passionate about education and the quality of qualifications that students invest in.  Over the years, she has worked with NZQA in the Targeted Review of Qualifications for the Complementary Medicine Sector and held education roles in the Aromatherapy and Reflexology governing bodies in New Zealand, assisting in standard setting of qualifications.


Times are a changing, and Aromatic Medicine Institute plans to move with the new changes the world is going into.  With courses moving more on line with a savey new learning platform for students, Shelley is excited to share her programmes in a fun and informative way.  Learn face to face, or on-line, the choice is here and we can only get better with age!  

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