Massage and Holistic Therapy courses

We have three levels of Holistic Therapy Training:

  1. Courses for beginners, which do not require Anatomy & Physiology at level three or equivalent.
  2. Courses for beginners which include Anatomy & Physiology at the equivalent of level three.
  3. Courses for therapists who already have A&P at level 3 and who want to add new skills.
Indian Head Massage (Beauty Guild accredited) – 1 day £175

Indian Head Massage Diploma course will teach you how to give a relaxing massage to the neck, shoulders, scalp and face using safe and effective techniques. Indian Head Massage is an extremely effective therapy that has evolved from traditional techniques practised in India as part of family rituals for over a thousand years. The technique taught is true to the original massage brought

over to the UK from India.

The treatment lasts one hour plus consultation time.

Indian Head Massage (Beauty Guild and CMA accredited) – 2 days £225

The two-day Indian Head Massage course covers the history and background of the therapy in depth. You explore the Ayurvedic basis, learning about the chakras, nadis and marma points, and the subtle as well as the physical aspects of Indian Head Massage. This course introduces the use of oils into the massage, and we cover routines both with and without oils to use on clients and for yourself, because self-care matters.

The treatment time is forty minutes plus consultation time.

Thai Foot Massage (Beauty Guild accredited) – 1 day £175

Our 1-day Thai Foot Massage Diploma course will teach you wonderfully relaxing and healing manual massage techniques to the legs, feet and hands.


All parts of the lower legs, feet and hands are included and the massage involves hands-on stretching, massage, stimulating reflex points and working on the Thai energy lines (Sen). The therapy is said to stimulate the activity of internal organs because of the effect on vital energy flow, in the same way as reflexology or acupressure, and there are also elements of yoga and ayurveda in the therapy.


Treatment time is 40 minutes plus consultation.

Thai Foot Reflex Massage (introducing the Thai Foot Stick) Beauty Guild and CMA accredited) – 2 days £225

The two-day Thai Foot Reflex Massage Diploma course will teach you a foot pampering ritual to prepare the feet for the massage. You will learn to soak, scrub and soften the feet and look at different products. All parts of the lower legs, feet and hands are included and the massage involves hands-on stretching, massage, stimulating reflex points and working on the Thai energy lines (Sen). On this course you will learn both manual massage techniques and the use of the Thai Foot Stick. The therapy is said to stimulate the activity of internal organs because of the effect on vital energy flow, in the same way as reflexology or acupressure, and there are also elements of yoga and ayurveda in the therapy. You get to take your Thai Foot Stick home with you!

Treatment time is 40 minutes plus consultation.

Japanese Hand Massage (Beauty Guild accredited) – 1 day £175

Japanese Hand Massage is a unique blend of shiatsu and reflexology, and as well as relaxing the hands and making them more flexible and supple it will bring balance to the energies of the whole subtle body. You will learn about the meridians of the hands and arms and the tsubo energy points. You will practice acupressure and massage techniques during the treatment. 


A Japanese Hand Massage lasts about 30 minutes plus consultation. It can be used alongside manicure treatments.

Chinese Foot and Hand Massage (Westminster Indemnity insurance) – 1 day £175

This course is for beginners and will interest students who want to work with hands and feet. It is also for students who want to learn the basics of Traditional Chinese Medicine theory and be able to offer treatments which apply this knowledge. The practical part of the course covers massage of the hands and feet using the meridians and tsubos. 

The treatment time is about 40 minutes plus consultation.

Eastern Facial Massage (Beauty Guild Accredited) – 1 day £175

Eastern Facial Massage uses techniques drawn from Japanese anma and it helps enhance the condition of the skin, removes toxins from the face and balances ki, or life force, to improve overall health. 

The purpose of Eastern Facial Massage is to work specifically and precisely with the facial meridians and tsubo (acupuncture points) to achieve a balance in the entire facial skin, muscles and internal organs. It gently stimulates the nervous system to increase blood and lymph circulation, reduce and prevent wrinkles, repair and balance the condition of the skin, minimize the ageing process, and leave your face looking healthy and feeling great.

Ayurveda Foot Massage (Padabhyanga) with the Kaashi bowl (Westminster Indemnity insurance) – 1 day £175

Exclusive to me, this course teaches foot massage using the kaash bowl and traditional ghee or coconut oil as the vegan alternative. The treatment includes a foot ritual, to welcome and open the feet. We use beautiful pink Himalayan salt, other natural vegan friendly ingredients to bring cleansing luxury and make the feet ready for their massage. 


Padabhyanga brings a great increase in relaxation and wellbeing and promotes balance at the physical level as well as at the energetic. Stimulating the nerves and muscles of the feet helps posture, physical balance and gait which in turn improve our body mechanics.

Foot massage is always a relaxing therapy but the Kaash bowl gives this foot massage a number of added benefits:

  • Helps tone the foot muscles
  • Helps reduce stress and promote relaxing and good quality sleep.
  • Stimulates the marma points and reflexes of the foot.
  • The ghee, balm or oil used moisturizes the feet, preventing cracking and discomfort.
  • In Ayurvedic thought, the Kaash Bowl massage is said to stimulate the metabolism and have a relaxing effect on the eyes because it balances the energies of the marma points associated with the five senses and reflexes associated with the organ functions.

All the equipment you require to do the course is provided on the day including towels, massage bowls and appropriate massage oil, ghee and other products.


Treatment time is 40 minutes plus consultation.

Ear Candling (Beauty Guild accredited) – 1 day/2 eves £175

The course includes a full ear candling routine using more than one brand of candle, so the course is not brand specific. You will learn to prepare the client for their treatment and carry out a consultation before the treatment. The treatment includes a short face massage. You will practise carrying out an ear candling session safely and then complete a consultation and treatment as part of your assessment.

Ear Candling is a deluxe, pampering option that your clients will return for again and again! It is a therapy which is popular with men as well as with women, and men are a growing market for salons and spas.


Treatment time is 30 minutes plus consultation.

Beautiful Backs Course (Westminster Indemnity insurable) – 1 day £175

You will learn relaxing massage of the back, neck and shoulders with beautiful oils or cream AND a treatment to help the condition of the skin in these areas. 


Many clients have issues with their backs – blemishes, oily irritated skin, dry skin or overexposure to the sun. The back facial or ‘bacial’ is proving a popular option with both men and women clients. 


The first stage of the treatment is a scrub to thoroughly cleanse the back, followed by a mask to help improve circulation and the texture of the skin. Finally, an appropriate mix of natural oils or a luxurious massage cream is used to carry out a holistic massage of the back, neck and shoulder areas. 


We will use a variety of different products and oils during the course and you will learn about their different properties and uses. You will learn how to mix your own carrier oil blends, scrubs and masks as well as how to select and use suitable products from trade sources.  


This is an excellent course for total massage beginners! You do not need Anatomy & Physiology to do this course as all the relevant theory is included.

Treatment time is 40 minutes plus consultation.

Take our one-day Indian Head, Thai Foot, Japanese Hand and Eastern Facial Courses together as Holistic Pro, a package priced at £650! All four courses must be booked and paid for together.

Holistic Therapies – Anatomy & Physiology required

(Prices shown are for standalone practical and the package with A&P)

Holistic Massage (Beauty Guild Accredited) – 2 days £350 ( £550 with A&P online)

Holistic Massage is also called Swedish Massage. The treatment gently manipulates the body’s soft tissue (the skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments) with the hands in a gentle, flowing massage technique that uses varying degrees of pressure and stretching movements. It is most commonly used for relaxation and stress management, improving overall well-being and promoting blood circulation and lymphatic drainage.

If you do not already have Anatomy & Physiology at level 3 or equivalent then book the full course which includes the A&P plus the practical training days.

You will learn a full range of techniques and will know how to combine them to give a full one-hour massage, adapted to the needs of different clients. You will also learn how to combine and use carrier oils and carry out a full client consultation.

Aromatherapy Massage (Beauty Guild Accredited) – 3 days £530 (£755 with online A&P)

If you don’t already have Anatomy & Physiology at level 3 or equivalent, book the full package and do your online A&P before coming for your practical training.


The practical training is an intensive 3-day course. You will learn about essential oils and carrier oils and you will learn how to make your own blends for massage treatments. You will also do some simple tailoring of base products with your blends to suit client needs, and we do some fun product making too! You get to take home what you have made. You will carry out a full client consultation, choose and mix a blend. You will learn a full body and face massage routine to use with clients.

Ayurveda Massage (Beauty Guild accredited) – 2 days £470 (£695 with online A&P)

If you do not already have Anatomy & Physiology at level 3 or equivalent then book the full course which includes the A&P plus the practical training days.


There are two intensive practical training days for the Ayurveda Indian Body Massage in a small group. This course introduces the principles of Ayurveda and will teach you how to analyse your client’s Ayurvedic body type. You will learn about the traditional uses of oils in massage, and how to select the right ones for your clients. Ayurveda massage has its own set of massage moves and we will teach you how to use these in a full one-hour massage routine to use with your clients.

Foot Reflexology (Beauty Guild accredited) – 2 days £575 including A&P and Professional Standards online, £355 stand alone practical training

If you do not already have Anatomy & Physiology at level 3 or equivalent then book the full course which includes the A&P plus the practical training days.


The practical element of the Foot Reflexology Practitioner Diploma course is two intensive days of practical training You will learn all of the zones and reflex areas, the hand positions and techniques. You will be taught to carry out a full consultation, assess the feet and give a session to clients using the full range of reflexology techniques and covering all the reflexes. You will receive a course manual containing all the information covered on the course along with a laminated set of Reflexology charts to guide you in your practice. Everything that you need to carry out the reflexology sessions during the course is provided for you and we give you suppliers’ lists so you can source and purchase everything you need to start working after the course.

Hand Reflexology (Beauty Guild accredited) – 2 days £575 including A&P and Professional Standards online, £355 stand alone practical training

Our Hand Reflexology course is suitable for both beginners and for experienced foot reflexologists.


Practical skills are taught in a tiny group from a tutor who is a practising therapist herself. Your training days will be spent learning the zones, reflexes and treatment techniques, practising them and putting them together into a full treatment.


We believe that complementary therapy treatments should be pleasurable for the client, and so we will introduce you to beautiful products you can obtain at trade prices to bring that extra something to your hand reflexology.


Hand Reflexology students receive a course manual containing all the information covered on the course along with a laminated set of Hand Reflexology charts to guide you in your practice. Everything that you need to carry out the treatments during the course is provided for you and we give you suppliers’ lists so you can source and purchase everything you need to start offering hand reflexology treatments.

Specialist massage & Reflexology training for Working Therapists

Hot Stone Massage (Beauty Guild accredited) – 1 day £195 (£399 with online A&P)

If you do not already have Anatomy & Physiology at level 3 or equivalent then book the full course which includes the A&P plus the practical training days.

Hot Stone Massage uses hot black basalt and cold stones to carry out a full body massage routine using oils. The massage strokes combined with hot stones enable the therapist to give a deep massage which is deeply relaxing. We cover the use of both the traditional water heater and the Vulsini bag method on the course.

Himalayan Salt Stone Therapy (Insurable with Westminster Indemnity/check existing provider) – £195

Our full body Himalayan Salt Stone & Crystal Therapy course combines the benefits of heated stones with the unique qualities of Himalayan salt. The warm Himalayan Salt Stones relax the client and enable the therapist to give deep massage. The salt stones and hot rocks are warmed dry and are used to massage the client, and to lay on strategic points and in specific combinations to balance the body’s energy pathways and electromagnetic field. The crystals are used in layouts to provide a layer of subtle and spiritual healing to the client.


The Himalayan Salt stones can also be chilled and used cold, and this brings a different range of benefits. Cold stones are excellent to ease decongestion e.g. deep tissue inflammation or sinus problems. They assist the reduction of erythema (redness) and soothe irritation which may occur to sensitive skins during a hot stone treatment. They are delicious on a hot day, and one or two stones used at the end of a treatment will help a client come gently back to themselves.

Pregnancy Massage (Insurable with Westminster Indemnity/check existing provider) – 1 day £195

Many clients enjoy regular massage and want to carry on having treatments when they are pregnant. Other women find that pregnancy brings extra stress and strain, aches and pains and want to see whether massage will help support them through this exciting but demanding time in their lives. 

Our Pregnancy Massage Course will teach you safe techniques to enable you to offer massage to clients during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. During the theory part of the course, you will learn about the changes which take place in the mother’s body during each trimester of pregnancy, and how these may affect her wellbeing. 


This is a practical course you will learn how to get your client comfortable on the couch, using pillows and other ways to support her. The massage techniques you will learn involve gentle manipulation of the muscles, and ways to help to relieve and ease tension and stress in the client’s body. This aids the physical and mental well-being of mother and baby. 

Deep Tissue Massage (Insurable with Westminster Indemnity/check existing provider) – 1 day £195

Deep Tissue Massage relieves severe tension and adhesions in the muscle and the connective tissues. It works on the second and deeper layers of muscles and is a heavier, more focused treatment. It is a popular therapy with athletes, clients with fatigue in certain areas due to repetitive movements and work strain.

You will learn the techniques of deep tissue massage, and how to combine them with holistic massage to warm up and cool down the client. The use of oils and lotions is also covered. 

Thai Hot Herbal Compress Treatments (Insurable with Westminster Indemnity/check existing provider) – 1 day £195

Thai Hot Herbal Compress combines massage with oils, herbs and heat to produce a deeply relaxing treatment which improves energy flow and brings about a sense of wellbeing. 


The Thai compresses are actually donuts of Thai herbs wrapped in cotton, and tied ingeniously to form a handle to help the massage therapist apply appropriate pressure. They are soaked in water, then heated in a special steamer to a comfortable temperature for massage. Thai massage techniques used remove blockages in the flow of vital energy to restore the natural balance of the person in mind, body and spirit.

Hot Stone & Gem Reflexology (Insurable with Westminster Indemnity/check existing provider) – 2 days £225

This course combines reflexology with the use of appropriate hot stones to deeply relax the client and crystals which vibrate with the subtle energies of the person to add to the balancing and healing effects of the treatment. You will learn how to heat and manage the hot stones, how to select gems and crystals for chakra and other layouts, and how to use gems and crystals to work the reflexes.

Maternity Reflexology (Insurable with Westminster Indemnity/check existing provider) – 1 day £195

The aim of this course is to show reflexologists how to support clients through conception and pregnancy. We will also look at techniques to help clients who are having conception difficulties or infertility and those who have suffered pregnancy loss. 

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Contact me if you’d like further information on the courses I offer or to book a treatment. Alternatively you can contact me on: 07976 610799. You can read my booking and terms and conditions here.


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