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(Maternity & Fertility Reflexology, South Molton)
“It was lovely meeting you and putting a face to a name. It is a lovely outfit that you have there. I also really enjoyed our session yesterday and lost myself a couple of times during the reflexology!”
(VTCT Level 3 Massage, South Molton)
“I discovered Holistic Therapies Training in early 2016 when I left my job, and wanted to re-focus on complementary therapy training, an interest of mine for over two decades. Karen – the owner – and her colleagues, were and are extremely professional, knowledgeable and friendly and immediately put me at ease (this was a totally new area of study for me so naturally, a little nerve-wracking). A year on, when I decided I wanted to undertake the level three Diploma in Body Massage, I had no hesitation in returning to Holistic Therapies.
The course is delivered in a thorough and thoughtful way, giving as much help as each client needs. I always felt that support was just an email or a ‘phone call away, and that no question was too small or too daft. I always looked forward to the contact days at the South Molton centre. Karen went above-and-beyond to make sure I was able to meet the requirements of the course (such as the number of case studies) and linked me up with other students, and one of her colleagues to help with this. The contact days were also a lot of fun and very motivating. Because of this support, I found I was able to be fairly self-sufficient in my learning process, which is empowering and fits the nature of a vocational course such as this. I want to say a massive and heartfelt ‘thank you’ to Karen and Jason. This has been the best experience and I’m proud to have achieved the course, but a little sorry it has ended!”
(Indian Head Massage, Poole)
I decided to go book on a course with Julie at Holistic Zone to learn Indian Head massage. I have already worked with a number of companies to learn holistic therapies. I have to say that I really enjoyed working alongside Julie, not only did she make you feel relaxed and comfortable learning but she has also offered me great business advice which has been really helpful for me setting me up my new business. She has been a blessing to meet and would highly recommend her to therapists looking to gain new treatments and knowledge. Thank you Julie!
(Chakra Balancing Therapy, Distant learning course)
So pleased I finally got the course complete (finally!) I have enjoyed the work and look forward to developing my skills further. Many thanks for your help and patience
(Body Massage, South Molton)
Good Afternoon Karen, It was lovely to meet yourself and Jason in the week and thank you for making us feel welcome and at ease. We all feel more confident now that we can work through the course work book and through case studies. Once again thank you both it was an enjoyable and informative couple of days
(Pregnancy Massage, South Molton)
Hi Karen, Thanks so much for today, I had a lovely time and I am sure I will be back for more very soon.
(Pregnancy Massage, South Molton)
Hello Karen, Thank you so much for today! It was nice also to meet other therapists too! Speak soon and I will be keep in touch about further courses, you know me lol. Thanks again
(Pregnancy Massage, South Molton)
Thank you for today, really enjoyed it and the company was great!
(Crystal Therapy, Colour Therapy & Aromatherapy blending, online distant learning course)
The first course that I took with Holistic Therapies Training was Crystal Therapy. I wanted to do this course due to my love of crystals, and after doing some research felt that this was the course for me. I absolutely loved it, very informative and very interesting. Although comprehensive in itself, the recommended reading was brilliant, and also widened my horizons to other holistic therapies. I quickly became hooked and have since done a Colour Therapy course with Holistic Therapies Training, which was equally as good. Since starting my training I have also become a Reiki Master and and qualified in Indian Head Massage. My latest course with Holistic Therapies Training was Aromatherapy Blending, I was surprised at just how indepth this subject is, and the course material covered a lot of detail but in a very easy to absorb manner. The recommended reading again was second to none, and supported the course perfectly. As a mum to 5 young children, Holistic Therapies Training has given me the opportunity to embark on a whole new career that I can fit around my children. If it wasn’t for my first course with them, I wouldn’t be where I am now. Home Study was the perfect option for me, and I wanted a flexible course that was comprehensive whilst enjoyable, and Holistic Therapies Training delivered just that with all of their courses, with help just an email away. I cannot recommend them enough to anyone, whether out of self interest to embark on a new career, or advance an existing one. I will definitely do more courses with them in the future. Thank you Holistic Therapies Training for engaging me on a journey that has got me where I am now, and will no doubt open up further paths to me in the future.
Thanks so much for the e-mail I loved the day and really pleased with it all.
(Anatomy & Physiology, online distant learning course)
I wanted to say that your A & P is one of the best put together that I have seen over the years of doing A & P test for different courses I have done.
(Eyelash Extensions, Bideford)
It’s been a pleasure working with your team.
(Reflexology, South Molton)
I enjoyed the course and looking forward to pass on my skills. Thank you for your teaching and I will definitely be back for more courses and I will be recommending you to others.
(Pregnancy Massage, South Molton)
“I would recommend contacting Holistic Therapy Training, the support was fantastic right from my initial email with Jason, to the training day with Karen. Natalie, another trainer was also there to greet me on the day and she was warm, friendly and very welcoming. The training with Karen was thorough, professional and informative, whilst also being fun and supportive. I have studied pregnancy massage and accredited beauty facials with Holistic Therapy Training and they have both been great courses – Thank you.”
(Indian Head Massage, Poole)
All staff at the Holistic therapies training were really friendly and easy to talk to. They were quick to respond to any emails and questions I had about the course .When I went to Holistic Zone in Poole and met Julie my teacher for the day ,all nerves soon went. Julie was friendly and easy to talk to and made the learning fun and enjoyable. Julie has also been happy to answer any questions after the day which has made me feel not so on my own doing the course. I am very pleased with the training and will be doing more training in the future. Most of all I am pleased to say I passed.
I recently completed the Aromatherapy Blending Home Study Course and just wanted to say how much I enjoyed it. Each module was full of valuable information and the assignments gave you the chance to create leaflets and forms that can be used in your own practice. Your feedback was always appreciated and I look forward to studying with Holistic Therapies Training again in the future.
Not only does Helen go all out to put as much as she can into all her courses, but encourages you to contact her if you need any help or guidance, after the event and will set aside quality time, to go over what ever you need to. Would recommend taking one (or more) of Helen’s courses to anyone!! What’s more, they’re such fun and I’ve met many new friends, as a result. ?xxx
(Aromatherapy blending, distant learning course)
I’m really enjoying the aromatherapy and I thought the course material was excellent.
Very best wishes
(Body Wrap, Bideford)
Thank you very much for the course, I (we) really enjoyed it!
(Thai Foot Massage, Torquay)
Fantastic day…thank you Helen Lisa Hoyte for clear, and helpful teaching..I hope you’re feeling well after your double bubble of Thai foot massage. I throughly enjoyed today and have left feeling confident and motivated…see you soon xxx
Fab day thank you Helen xx
(Chakra Balancing Therapy, distant learning course)
Thank you so much for liking my work, I came home last night to find my certificate which is probably one of the most beautiful certificates I have so that was a nice welcome home parcel.
I have really enjoyed the course because I find the Chakras fascinating and it will help me with my future training to become a dance/yoga teacher working with the Chakras.
I may do the crystal healing course in the near future too
(Hot Stones Massage, Bristol)
I really enjoyed my training day with Leonie – she was fantastic.
(Indian Head Massage, Calne)
Nikki Anderson was an excellent trainer and was patient, thoughtful and professional at all times. Thank you again and I will definitely be using Holistic Therapies Training again in the future.
(Thai Foot Massage, Bideford)
Hi Karen. Thanks very much for last week I really enjoyed it. Lovely meeting you.
(Swedish Massage, Bristol)
Just to say I really enjoyed the course. Leonie was great, very knowledgeable and friendly.
(Complementary Therapy, Bristol)
Thanks so much Karen. You’ve been a life saver and are a credit to the training industry x
(Hot Stones Massage, Bristol)
I attended the Hot Stone Course today at Leonies house. I really enjoyed it. Leonie taught in such a way that made me feel very at ease and comfortable. She also made my model feel very welcome and provided cups of tea for us which was kind.
(Sports Massage, Braunton)
I thoroughly enjoyed the 2 days training, I couldn’t have asked for a better trainer, I’m looking forward to doing some case studies today
Hi Karen, Thanks ..what a lovely lovely day I so enjoyed it and you and natalie were amazing thank you so much …I left feeling beautiful and confident so you both did an amazing job …so glad I chose you to train with looking forward to an amazing experience ( : xx
soo happy, it’s great news for me.
I have really enjoyed the course, it has been both inspiring and self healing
and I have learnt alot…which will continue throughout my life.
Thank you for your constant support and co-operation and feedback.
I look forward to my certificate and embarking on my journey.
I wish you all the best and continued success.
Karen was lovely & i enjoyed doing my course. Have no hesitation in booking another course in the future 🙂
I just wanted to say thank you so much for my certificate which arrived this morning!
It’s beautiful and means lots to me ( more than you can know!) and I can’t wait to start out on my beautiful future path: Me and *** plan to open our own healing centre in Sussex. I’ve spent the last 2 years healing myself, and I want to give back and help others, and your courses have enabled me to do this! 🙂
Karen and Lorraine,
Thank you for all your support during the course until the end. Though
sometimes it was hard to fit the course work around work and family, you helped
me get through when I needed guidance. Thank you. Best regards
I really enjoyed my training day with Nikki and completing all the paperwork and
case studies and I feel really confident with doing facials and have had such
amazing feedback with every facial.
Thank you again for all your help, I really appreciate it 🙂
I just wanted to send a quick email to say I did a hot stone course with Leonie
on Saturday. i just wanted to tell u I thought she was a really good teacher I learned a
lot from her. She was relaxed and kind and I really enjoy myself.
It’s was the one of the best courses I have done. So thank you
I attended my Manicure/Pedicure course with Nikki Anderson last Thursday and really enjoyed it. She was very thorough and worked in a very relaxed environment, and the one on one training was very beneficial – both myself and my sister (hand/foot model) had a really great day! Thank you again for arranging this so quickly for me!! Heather C
Just a quick email to say that I really enjoyed the Thai Foot Massage training on Friday – It was really well delivered and Nikki did a fantastic job.
My certificate arrived today in the post, it is beautiful and I’m chuffed to bits with it, so thank you so much!! Can’t wait until I get the next one!! 🙂
I just had my training with Nikki this morning and wanted to email you to let you know how much I got out of the day and what a great experience it was.
Nikki was extremely welcoming, professional and approachable. Being in the environment where she does her own treatments was particularly benefical to the whole experience. Her model was really friendly and patient!
I’ve come away feeling very positive and confident about doing my case studies and then starting myself.
Thanks so much for the training yesterday, I feel much more confident in starting my case studies. Can’t wait to get practicing!
Thank you 🙂
I really enjoyed Thursday and the day was just what I needed for my confidence! Sarah P
Just to say that the day was extremely useful and I’ve learnt alot, Nikki was a great teacher and although I’m at this stage only ‘practising’ on friends and family, they’ve already seen positive results out of it! Thanks
Thanks for the great course last week, I really enjoyed it and my daughter enjoyed being the model
I would just like to say thank you;-) this has been a great course an
i had my indian head massage training in bristol yesterday and wanted to say what a good day it was nikki was great and made me feel very relaxed and confident in going on to learn more within holistic therapies .
d its been really good to do. Thank you again.
Thankyou so much for all the reflexology routine and notes.
I really enjoyed the day and have been practising.
Just to say thank you for today I really enjoyed the course and meeting you, and Laura. Laura is a fantastic tutor and made everything very relaxed and easy to follow.
Look forward to the next course.
I enjoyed my enriching learning experience immensely with Nikki! Nikki has such a remarkable blend of subject matter expertise, personal warmth, sincerity, professionalism, and kindness. I would recommend her to my colleagues and clients without hesitation! It is difficult to say which aspect of the course I liked the most…as it was all impressive…Sure she exceeded my expectations on the techniques of delivering IHM, of which, My clients will be most pleased to receive…however, coupled with that,Nikki’s teaching methodology is so sincere that it emanates in the flow of her touch and instructions…this is priceless to me! There are no improvements that I would suggest for the course. Thanks for having me on such short notice! Marie R
Hello Karen, How lovely it was to meet with you on Thursday! what a lovely person you are. Jean S
What a lovely space you have! I will definately be back both in the training room & to spend some of my husbands hard earned cash in the shop!!
(Growing Needs in Bradford-on-Avon) Michelle W
I loved the training delivered, it was so inspiring and exceeded my expectations. Perhaps in future I would love to be on your team! Esmee S
I really enjoyed today and learnt some good new tips. I am looking forward to starting the case studies and I know both ladies that will be my case studies are really looking forward to it too as they have not had this treatment during previous pregnancy before. Thank you very much for all your help. I have been very pleased with the course and will highly recommend you to some of my friends who are also in this line of work. Carly S
I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed the massage course on Tuesday and Lorna is such a lovely person. Very passionate and professional at what she does, please pass on my thanks to her. Charlie S
Loved the training today. Lorna was very good at both the training and the massage.
Jut a quick email to say how much I enjoyed the reflexology course. Thank you for making it such an enjoyable but also very informative couple of days.
Crystal Therapy Course taught by Nikki – Hi karen, just to say i had a fab day really enjoyed myself, nikki and emma were lovely. The treatment was lovely and i have a much better understanding of crystals and how powerful they are now. Im really looking forward to offering this to my clients.
Manicure/Pedicure taught by Lorna – The day was great and Lorna was a great tutor.
Swedish Massage taught by Lorna – Thank you.
Lorna was a great teacher and it was such good fun – I’m definitely going to be coming back for more courses!
Pregnancy Massage taught by Laura – The girls really enjoyed the course and thought Laura was great.
The staff at Stapleford Park
Swedish Massage taught by Lorna – I love the course so much yesterday it was wonderful! 🙂
Thankyou so much for saturday, I love the whole massage style and all the special extra touches that make it special!
Enjoyed it and found it informative
Very good! Very good! Lovely teacher 🙂
I really enjoyed my practical training and i really liked learning new things.
Very satisfied with practical training. Good practice and excellent tutor.
Karen was approachable, helpful and knowledgeable, thank you.
Fantastic day, feel like alot has become clear and have learnt so much. Excellent teacher, made me feel relaxed & at ease.
Very good tutor, Very practical and good practical advice.
Excellent Course, Karen is a fantastic tutor, very knowledgeable, answered all my questions & would love to do another course with her. Very enjoyable day.
Really good teacher. Brilliant! Glad i took the course and finished.
Very good! I took a lot on board. A very good course.
Very informative and valuable practical
A very worthwhile experience. Great to see how to put the theory into practice. A very pleasant tutor.
I really enjoyed the training. Karen has a very relaxed teaching manner and made a very relaxed learning environment.
I really enjoyed the day & found it helpful. I feel much more confident with the massage and it was excellently tutored!
The facilitation was very active, informative but not conservative. The whole practical was lively, fun and informative.
I enjoyed the (Body Massage) course on Saturday and found it very useful.
thank you once again for a great day. I am very excited about putting baby massage teaching into practise. Kim T
Great to meet you today and thanks for the training course, I really enjoyed myself and I think the course is fab!
Just wanted to say that I’ve had a great two days training with you – it was lovely meeting you and thank you sooooooo much for fitting me in and doing it one 2 one! As you say I think it was meant to be that way.
Thank you for a lovely day today Simone M
Thank you for today, I throughly enjoyed the class Catherine H
I enjoyed every minute of the practical training and once again i found out that this is the right thing for me. The teacher was great. I really didnt expect it to be like that, and in one word i would describe the training as AWESOME!
Very fun interaction and i was relieved it was a small class. The tutor was very informative and had good knowledge. I thoroughly enjoyed the course thank you.
I am so pleased to be here because i have done the best practice ever. Thank you for explaining all the small details about facials
Tatyaua V I
I was nervous at the start but i was put at ease and the tutor explained the routine well.
I loved Karen’s practical training! I have finally been able to visualise the facial routine and all the massage movements i needed to learn. I will enjoy other practical training workshops offered by Karen.
The tutor was excellent!
I found the course very good, helpful and very relaxed atmosphere!
The practical training has been fun and informative with clear instructions. Everything was explained in a steady way and there was plenty of opportunities to ask for help or information.
The training was both informative and enjoyable. The location was convenient with parking available. Friendly and patient tutor who was able to reassure and settle our nerves.
The training was excellent and gained a lot from it. The tutor was very open to discussions and is a great teacher.
It was all perfect. We had a good practical, everything was excellent. Thank you very much!
It was lovely to meet you on Thursday last, and thank you for a very clear and enjoyable training session on Thai foot massage.
Thank you so much. Im extremeley enthusiastic about getting started with this. Thank you so much for the training, I thoroughly enjoyed it and found it very beneficial, not only for the practical side of the course but also for the brainstorming and and the amount of ideas i have come home with. I wont hesitate in using you for further courses should i need them. Thank you again.
Thank you for an enjoyable day on Wed. You pitched it just about right for me and I felt I came away confident and ready to try the techniques covered on the course.
Please also thank the two ladies who gave up their time to assist me. They were very patient. Andrew E
Thank you for the crystal healing course last week I enjoyed it and found it very interesting. Rachel K
the training was amazing i really learnt alot and enjoyed it!
thanks for yesterday – I really enjoyed the training.
I just wanted to thank you for the training yesterday, I really enjoyed it and i am really looking forward to putting it into practice. I shall let you know how I get on. Jess S
I just wanted to say thank you for Sunday’s course, I really enjoyed the day and have already been practising!
Just thought I would drop you a quick line to say how much I enjoyed both the Swedish Massage course and the Thai Foot Massage course. Both courses were run by Karen Kilminster over in Swindon. Karen is a great teacher, full of enthusiasm and her style of teaching is both clear and thorough. I came away feeling confident and capable of applying both forms of massage in to the daily routine of my own clinic. I had two great days! Really enjoyable..I will be in touch a bit later on since I am interested in doing the Hot Stone Massage Course. Of course with the same teacher … many many thanks to Karen. Kind Regards to you,
I am really doing well practising my Swedish Massage and having great fun with it …my clients are loving it too. Such a great day and am looking forward to the Thai Foot Course. Tamara A
Thanks again for a lovely day. We both enjoyed it very much Caroline T
I really enjoyed the Body Massage course.
I loved it, Karen was a great teacher.
It was all good, really useful to get as well as give the treatments.
I am now very interested in the sports massage course.
I just wanted to say thank you again for a really enjoyable course yesterday. I learnt a lot and am now planning on doing the Sports Massage course.
Just to say thankyou for making our course yesterday so enjoyable.
Caroline & Philip T
Really enjoyed your course last week and have already done a few lymph treatments!
Thank you so much for the baby massage course last week. It was lovely to meet you and I really enjoyed the course. I am looking forward to getting started!
Thank you for yesterday, I really enjoyed the course and can’t wait to practice!
thank you! I really enjoyed the course and I am really pleased that I came to you.
Hi Karen – just like to thank you for the treatment yesterday…it was pure bliss!
It left me with a feeling of clarity and greater focus…just what i needed! X
I really enjoyed learning with Karen, she made everything clear to understand, she made me feel really relaxed, and i was not embarrassed to ask questions if i did not understand anything. A really fun and relaxed day and i will be definately booking in more courses.
Thanks for the training – I had a great day with you and arrived home buzzing!
Thank you again for my training in the holistic body massage. I am actively giving massage to my friends and they really enjoy it. Larisa M
I really enjoyed the course and would recommend it to anyone. I could not fault any part of the course overall and found it to be a comfortable and encouraging atmosphere. Karen is very approachable and a good teacher.
Thank you for an informative and useful day – Roxanne and I both enjoyed it.
Just a quick email to say thanks for the excellent course, it was well run and both myself and Deb really enjoyed it.
Deb especially would like to thank you for putting her at total ease as she was quite nervous beforehand.
As I felt you presented the course in a easy to learn and understanding fashion I would very much like to book another course with you very soon..even if I do have to travel to the other side of the country.
Thanks, the Hot Stones course was great.
Many thanks for the Study Guides which were safely received. Have saved them and browsed through some of them. They appear very informative and should prove very useful in my studies which I plan to commence next month.
Had a lovely time training and definately will book some more with you,you have a lovely kind manner about you that makes even training enjoyable.
Just wanted to say THANK YOU for the Indian Head Massage course last week. I really enjoyed it and hoping to get some practice in soon. Please do keep in touch reference the courses, I’m always keen to learn more and love networking too.
I really enjoyed the course. Karen was the ideal tutor. She had a very calming and soothing nature. The way she taught was easy to understand and to follow. Nothing was too much trouble and I never felt embarassed by asking what came next on the routine. She was very patient.
Karen was a great teacher, she made it fun as well as a learning day.
The course went very well and Karen is a fantastic teacher and a lovely lady.
I enjoyed learning and performing the treatment. I am very pleased to add this to the list of therapies I can offer as treatments for my clients.
I would like to say the course with Karen was very enjoyable,I have never had a one to one lesson before and was pleased with the content and professional approach.It was also helpful to have the DVD playing alongside the lesson,I would certainly choose this method again
Re: Hopi Ear training with Karen.
Karen made me feel welcomed and at ease. She was able to answer any questions I had at the time and thereafter.
She was thorough in the information she was telling me and in the written work. I also found that she explained the information practical and written in different ways, IE: written and picture format which would meet individuals learning styles. Karen was also patient and would go over anything you felt you didn’t grasp initially.
It was great to have one on one education today which was to my advantage. I thought the dvd was a great help to watch the moves whilst doing them personally.
I thoroughly enjoyed the Indian Head Massage course with Karen. Have done other courses with other trainers and Karen gave an excellent lesson, practical and theory and her surroundings were lovely and welcoming. A great day of learning..!
I undertook Manicure training with Karen, who is a very kind and helpful tutor. The training schedule was arranged to suit me and took place in the evenings as I work full time. Karen immediately put me at ease and the tutorials took place in a very relaxed atmosphere, but with care and attention to detail. There were lots of handy tips and techniques offered up that were not in the manual and Karen has stayed in touch offering up help and advice since I completed by course.
I have completed several Holistic Massage courses with Karen and have found them all to be very informative and exactly what i need to take my business forward. All have been broken down into several sessions to allow me to go away and practice the skills i was taught. Much better than doing a one day course. Karen has a professional but friendly and relaxed approach to the training, which made the course very enjoyable. Thanks and looking forward to my next ones”