Complementary Therapies Accredited course 5 days

Body massage, Aromatherapy blending, Reflexology & Anatomy and physiology

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Course Dates/Venue:

Bideford, Devon - (5 days) -

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Calne, Wiltshire (5 days)

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Plymouth, Devon - (5 days)

October '22 - Sat 22nd, Sat 29th

November '22 - Sat 5th, Sat 26th

December '22 - Sat 3rd


This combined massage course in Complementary therapies is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills by achieving qualifications in body massage, Aromatherapy blending (to use in combination with the massage & reflexology) & Reflexology. Underpinning this qualification you will develop a sound knowledge of how to monitor and maintain health and safety practices in a salon environment, and how to communicate and provide excellent client care in beauty & complementary therapies related industries. You will also develop underpinning knowledge and understanding of the practical skills gained throughout this qualification. The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in massage, aromatherapy & reflexology to a high level of occupational ability, to enable you to perform your own complementary therapy services.

Upgrade path

Upgrade path option available to our VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies Course. Additional dates MUST be taken at our Bideford, Devon venue ONLY. Please ask for upgrade path fee.

Complementary Therapy accredited diploma

Entry level:

You are required to hold an anatomy and physiology qualification, or you can study our course alongside this. We are currently offering our anatomy & physiology course free of charge if you study alongside this course.

Course format:

Practical attendance: 5 practical sessions

Coursework: Home study and question papers + case studies

Training material is accessed through our online portal

Course content:

Body Massage

Aromatherapy blending


Health & safety for therapists

Listening skills for therapists

Anatomy and physiology


5 practical sessions + home study

Home study (Coursework): This can be started at anytime,


5 practical sessions

Model required?:

Group training = No, students will work on each other.

One to one training = Yes, you will be required to bring a model along to the practical training to practice your routine on.

Case studies = Yes, you will be required to work on models for your case studies.

Case Studies:

You must carry out and document evidence for at least 9 treatments per subject (3 clients x 3 treatments PER therapy. i.e., 9 treatments for massage, 9 treatments for reflexology & 9 treatments for aromatherapy).

Accrediting Bodies:

* ABT - Associate Beauty Therapists

* PBD - Professional Beauty Direct (for Massage & Aromatherapy ONLY)

* The CMA - Complementary Medical Association,

* IICT - International Institute for Complementary Therapists

* IPHM - International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine

An accredited certificate emailed to you on successful completion of the course (1 for body massage, 1 for aromatherapy massage & 1 for reflexology).

Career Opportunities:

Self-Employment or Employment as a complementary therapist

Additional Costs:

You will need to purchase your own products (massage medium), equipment (e.g. massage couch / chair, hot stones set and heater) in order to carry out your case studies & practice your skills at home. We also recommend you purchase a text book to support your learning, a recommended reading list is supplied with your training pack.

FREE student and therapist resources section --

Qualifications gained:

  1. Body Massage accredited diploma
  2. Reflexology accredited diploma
  3. Aromatherapy Blending accredited diploma
  4. Anatomy and physiology accredited


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Payment Options

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Please note, if you choose either of these methods, your booking will be processed manually, and can take up to 24 hours to receive access to your training pack.

Your Instructor

Karen Ashton (Course Writer)
Karen Ashton (Course Writer)

Karen has more than 19 years experience in the industry, she is the founder of Holistic Therapies Training, which was launched in 2007. Karen is a course writer and author of 'The Essential Oils Guide'. Writing is her passion and she has a wealth of knowledge in beauty, massage and complementary therapies.

Course Curriculum

  Complementary Therapies Accredited
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Courses Included with Purchase

Anatomy & Physiology online course
This qualification will develop your knowledge and understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the body.
Karen Ashton (Course Writer)
(Complementary therapies) Aromatherapy blending 1 day accredited course
2 FREE courses with this course
Venue Tutors
Health & Safety online course
This course will develop your knowledge and skills in health, safety & hygiene in a salon environment
Karen Ashton (Course Writer)
Listening skills online course
This course covers listening skills, client care & communications
Karen Ashton (Course Writer)
(Complementary therapies) Massage 2 day accredited course
2 day practical attendance course. 3 FREE courses with this course bundle
Course Write - Karen Ashton
(Complementary therapies) Reflexology 2 day accredited course
2 day practical attendance course. 3 FREE courses with this course bundle
Course Writer - Karen Ashton

Original Price: £1,046

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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