Marie Hackman MIFA C&G (7307)
Marie has been working with Aromatherapy clients since she first qualified and opened her own Clinic in 1995 but has also, in the past, been a volunteer therapist in palliative care at the Sir John Eastwood Hospice. In addition, she is the Principal Lecturer in Aromatherapy at Rosewood Aromatherapy College, where she teaches the IFA Level 4 Aromatherapy Massage Diploma and post graduate CPD courses. The College is fully accredited by the International Federation of Aromatherapists (IFA) - the oldest and largest professional Aromatherapy organisation in the world. She has also served on the IFA Council in London and eventually became IFA Chair in 2019. IFA-qualified therapists have recently gained official recognition by the NHS on its Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) webpage which is a huge step forward for the profession.
In 2010, Marie trained with the Penny Price Academy, gaining 'distinction' in her exam for the Licentiate Diploma in Aromatology, making her just one of a handful of Aromatic Medicine practitioners in the UK.
Marie originally qualified as a Clinical Aromatherapist and Massage Therapist in 1993 with ITEC and CIBTAC. She then upgraded her qualifications in 1998 with Maureen Farrell (Principal of the Hygeia School of Holistic Therapy and, at the time, Chairman of the then ISPA) to become a Full Member of the International Society of Professional Aromatherapists (ISPA). Marie is currently a Full Member of the International Federation of Aromatherapists (IFA). She has served on the IFA Council from 2016-2020 and as Chair of this organisation from 2019-2020.
In 2005, Marie further qualified with the Penny Price Academy in Advanced Massage, Aromatherapy for Arthritis Care and Pain Management, together with Indian Head Massage. She then took a course in Thermo-Auricular Therapy with the Alda House School of Natural Therapies, established by Linda Stokes, which she then went on to up-grade in 2010 taking the Otoscope training course.
In 2006, she studied a further Deep Tissue Advanced Massage course with Teresa Chilton - a highly respected practitioner and lecturer in the field who regularly works alongside Olympic physiotherapists, doctors and elite athletes.
Further courses have also been completed at the Penny Price Academy in 2009/10, including the Chemistry of Essential Oils, and the use of Hydrolats.