Torquay, Devon training venue



AE Complementary Health Studio & Academy

38 Thurlow Villas

Thurlow road




Courses available here:


Course Name No. of days training in Torquay
Aromatherapy blending 1 day
Aromatherapy massage 2 days
Baby Massage Instructor 1 day
Beauty Therapy Massage accredited

(2 days massage, 1 day Indian head massage, 1 day hot stones massage )

4 days
(Swedish) Body Massage 2 days
Deep Tissue Massage 2 days
Facial 1 day
Indian Face Massage 1 day
Indian Head Massage 1 day
Life Coaching 1 day (Coming soon)
Lymphatic Drainage Massage 1 day
Manicure 1 day
Pedicure 1 day
Pregnancy Massage 1 day
Pre & Post Event Massage 1 day
Reflexology 2 days
Reiki 1 1 day
Reiki 2 1 day
Reiki Master 1 day (Coming soon)
Seated Back Massage 1 day
Hot Stones Massage 1 day
Stress Management 1 day
Sugaring 1 day
Thai Foot Massage 1 day
Thermal Auricular Therapy 1 day
Waxing (warm) 1 day


Practical training can take place in Torquay, however,

all assessments have to take place at our assessment centre in Bideford, Devon

Course Name No. of days training in Torquay
VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy 2 days

(+ 3 days in Bideford)

5 days in total

VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies

(Body Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology)

5 days

(+ 7 days in Bideford)

12 days in total

VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Swedish Massage 2 days

(+ 2 days in Bideford)

4 days in total

VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage 2 days

(+ 4 days in Bideford)

6 days in total


VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology


2 days

(+ 4 days in Bideford)

6 days in total

(+ 3 additional days in Bideford if student is or wants to be a member of The AOR (Association of Reflexologists), 9 days in total)

VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Indian Head Massage 1 day

(+2 days in Bideford)

3 days in total

VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage 3 days

(+5 days in Bideford)

8 days in total

Mentoring services also available – further information on request.

Course dates

Course dates available on request once booking has been made and confirmed.

Courses available Monday –  Fridays, subject to availability.

Training options available

  • Training available in Bideford, Devon centre with Helen
  • Training available at Helen’s home on Fridays
  • In house training at your salon/spa/hotel
  • One to one training available in the comfort of your own home




Tutor details

Helen Hoyte


Tutor of Holistic Therapies Training

As well as offering her knowledge through teaching, Helen also runs her own Holistic & Beauty Therapy business:

About Helen:


Hello & Welcome to Helen Hoyte Therapies & Training

I am proud to be working in association with Holistic Therapies Training ( offering Accredited Training in Complementary Therapies and Beauty Therapies.  I run 1-2-1 training and small groups of up to 6 as well as in house training for spa’s, salons, hotels and other business’s.

I specialise in Learning & Training in Complementary Health & Beauty Therapy.

I believe in the life changing opportunities health & wellbeing can bring to anybody & as such we are constantly innovating & evolving to meet my clients and students needs, whether that be treating them or teaching them.

I am fully ITEC qualified & fully insured to teach 16+ and perform all the therapies I offer.

I am a patient, caring, intuitive & nurturing person and therefore have a natural leaning towards teaching younger students who may suffer with low confidence and self esteem or being able to help those who may need a little more time to process and learn information whether that be theory or practical.

Having said that I love teaching people from all walks of life and meeting new students is one of the things I love most about my job.

I also offer value for money Complementary Therapies & Beauty Therapies from my studio in Torquay, Devon.

I am passionate about the benefits of Complementary Therapy for all types of body & mind pain relief, from helping to alleviate back pain to combating stress and depression, & everything in between.

I offer bespoke treatments to my clients and will assess what your individual needs are at your first session so that your treatment is tailor made for you.

Whether you require a one off treatment, you like the idea of coming more regularly, would like to book training or would like to by a gift voucher for a loved one I have something to offer everyone.

Please don’t hesitate to call me to discuss your requirements or have any questions!


01803 310048


About Me

In a former life I have been a fitness instructor (as well as a myriad of other jobs!) and indeed fitness is where my passion started some 30 years ago.  I have always been fascinated with the human body and people.

After having my two children I chose to diversify into complementary health and wellbeing.  I first qualified as an Aromatherapist in 2008 and went on to study ITEC Body Massage, Lymphatic Drainage Massage and Sports Massage, before continuing learning into many other therapies.

I have been interested in exercise, health & wellbeing for as long as I can remember, but more recently have become much more interested in mental health.

All of the body’s systems work in harmony together and links are to be found in our mental wellbeing, physical wellbeing and emotional states which is why I am so passionate about working with my clients on a more spiritual and holistic level.  I believe it is important to find the root cause of an issue in order to be able to treat it effectively.

I am qualified and experienced in nutrition, exercise, lifestyle assessments, many complementary therapy modalities, beauty therapy and all round health & wellbeing.  I have also attended level 2 & 3 safeguarding training.

My business is the culmination of my passion, learning, experience & knowledge and desire to help others to feel well and be the person that they want to become.  I continue to learn and develop my own skills and knowledge to improve myself and the services I can offer my clients and students.

My goal is to bring the life changing benefits of complementary health (Physically, Mentally & Emotionally) to as many people as I can.

I studied and passed my Certificate in Education & Training at South Devon College in 2014 and I was lucky enough to be able to start working with Karen Ashton at Holistic Therapies Training shortly after.

I also have previous experience in writing and running my own workshops.

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It is advisable to bring packed lunch to your training, alternatively there are local shops where you can purchase lunch.

Parking –

There is street parking available.


There is public transport available

Class size

Helen offers training to groups of up to 6 students


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