• Training


Holistic Therapy Training Academy - The training is fully accredited and insurable. Plus you will receive a certificate on successful completion of your course.  Training sessions combine both theory and practice.   All training sessions are delivered face to face and includes a manual.   Which will be available as a printed copy, on the day, for you to take with you.   By the end of the course, you will have the confidence to offer these popular holistic therapies to your own clients.



Swedish Massage Training

When embarking on training to become a holistic therapist.   Swedish Massage is the type of massage, that most therapists start off with.   Because it is an extremely  popular Western style of massage, the original massage derived from.

In this course we will look at the history of massage and how to conduct a massage.
Learning the benefits, contraindications and client protocols. We also focus on how to look after your own health and wellbeing as this is a strenuous therapy.  Especially as you learn to use your own strength and body weight.  To gain the optimal result for your clients.

We also look at the products you can use within your massage therapies and how you can adapt the treatment, as required.  For the benefit of your clients.

Pre-requisites:  Anatomy & Physiology
Duration:  2 days. Face to face.
Price:  £299
Accreditation:  Guild of Holistic Therapists
Dates:  16th & 17th June 2022
20th & 21st August 2022

Hot Stone Massage Therapy Training

Hot Stone Massage is much loved by clients.  It is an excellent therapy for you to offer.
On the course,  a walk through of the history and theory of hot stone massage.  Plus taking a look at the equipment required and how to care of it.

Then we will move onto the practice of the massage.   Including consultation, contraindications, side effects and how to use it with clients. You will be shown how to conduct the massage with key strokes and movements.  Plus you will have hands on experience in giving and receiving this therapy.

Pre-requisites:  Anatomy & Physiology, Massage Qualification.
Duration:  1 day,  face to face
Price:   £195
Accreditation:  Guild of Holistic Therapists
Dates:  Monday 20th June 2022
Saturday 27th August 2022
Sunday 2nd October 2022

Indian Head Massage Training

As the name suggests, this treatment is derived from India where it is widely practiced.   You will learn this massage.  Which includes the upper back, neck, shoulders and scalp.   As well as the front of the neck and a facial massage.
We will look at the history, relevant a&p, contraindications and techniques.  As well as gaining hands on experience of this massage. 

Pre-requisites:  None
Duration:  1 day,  face to face.
Price:   £195
Accreditation:   Guild of Holistic Therapists
Dates:  Monday 23rd May 2022
Sunday 4th September 2022
Saturday 8th October 2022

Hopi Ear Candling (Auricular Therapy) Training 

Hopi Ear Candling  is an ancient therapy that goes back over 3000 years. Using hollow organic candles, this therapy is useful for various conditions such as tinnitus, sinus problems, congestion and seasonal discomforts.
We will look at the history of this therapy.   The benefits and contraindications and the anatomy of the ear.  Before giving and receiving the ear candling treatment.

Pre-requisites:   None
Duration:   0.5 days,  face to face
Price:   £100
Accreditation:   Guild of Holistic Therapists
Dates:  Monday 23rd May 2022
Sunday 4th September 2022
Saturday 8th October 2022

Holistic Facial Training 

A facial is a great treatment that can usually be enjoyed where massage is not advised for health reasons. It is a good therapy to add to your portfolio.
The treatment will focus on improving skin texture, increasing elasticity and collagen production.  As well as pressure point massage and lymphatic drainage.  All of which naturally rejuvenate the skin.
We will also look at products and when it is appropriate to use them.  And some of the different types available.

Pre-requisites:  None
Duration:  1 day,   face to face
Price:   £195
Accreditation:   Guild of Holistic Therapists
Dates: Friday 27th May 2022
Saturday 30th July 2022
Saturday 17th September 2022

Access Bars Training

Access Bars Training 
Pre-requisites:   None
Duration:   1 day.  Face to face.
Price:   £270
Accreditation:   Access Consciousness 
Dates:  Friday 24th June 2022
Saturday 10th September 2022

Angelic Reiki 1 & 2 Training

Pre-requisites:   None
Duration:   2.5 days, face to face.
Price:   £252
Accreditation:   Angelic Reiki Association
Dates: 2nd to 4th June 2022
7th to 9th September 2022


Holistic Therapy Business Starter Package

This training package is aimed at people who want to change career and start out as a Holistic Therapist.
By offering four of the most popular therapies. (Swedish, Hot Stone, Indian Head massage and Hopi Ear Candles).   At the end of the four days, you will be fully certified.  Allowing you to start working with clients.
*We also offer an optional fifth day.   Designed to take you through the considerations involved in starting your own business.   Covering everything from setting up your space,  to marketing your business.  As well as finance and accounting.

Pre-requisites:   None
Duration:   4 days, face to face. *Optional 5th day
Price:   £699.   (*Additional 5th day only £39)
Contact us for more information.


Rating – Excellent. 10/10. Lovely relaxing setting for the treatments! 
A peaceful, tranquil environment. Immediately felt at ease. This is the biggest secret to my health, no medical intervention has been able to alleviate. Reiki & Access Bars therapy help my  old injuries (car accident) to my spinal cord, neck, head & ears. Reiki relieves my spine of tension & pressure from inflammation.  Nicky is experienced  & knowledgeable recommending  further treatments to alleviate my condition.
Shona O 


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23 Glasgow Road, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, KA3 1TJ
07889 816910
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